We apologise for the technical hitches on last nights Pop-Up TV.
It was fantastic to connect with Alan Donegan (Co-Founder of Pop-Up Business School) who was in San Jose. (If you would like Mark Gittos to sing 'that song' then please feel free to watch Episode 4 of Pop-Up TV)
Whilst on his travels Alan has been reading a lot of books which he wanted to share with us.
In case you missed the show, I have documented the books he spoke about and why they inspired him and the main thoughts that came from last nights show.
Napoleon Hill - Think and grow rich
For Alan, the main message here was "Thoughts become things".
How you think will be what you achieve. So if you are desperate for money you will only produce desperation of wanting money. The author likened it to wanting a partner - The more desperate you are to want a girlfriend the more desperate you will become in looking for one and the least likely you are to find your true love.
Have you ever noticed that in your life there appears to be a lot of coincidences? Are they really coincidences or do things happen as a result of your thoughts?
We suggest you sit down with a cup of coffee and take 5 minutes to think about how you felt when these "coincidences" occurred.
A young lady who came to Pop-Up Business School wanted to make money but it didn't know how to make it happen, however whilst on the course she began to change her thought process, she noticed that since her change in attitude she has started making money, she now has her own salon and is making progress.
Have you every wondered what is the difference between successful people and not successful people? Just remember that everybody is human, we all have the ability to be able to do certain things, so what is the difference?
We believe it is the thought process. Try it, consciously process your thoughts, does it make a difference to your life? Let us know, we love to hear from you!
For your body to do anything your brain has to think it first (Try scratching your head without your brain telling you to do so!)
Remember, the message that Alan got from this book was "Thoughts become things"
What will your predominant thought become?
What thought will you turn into a reality?
Malcolm Glandwell - Blink
This book is all about making decisions in the blink of an eye. The book tells the story of two researchers who spent hours studying each other and trying to tell what the other person was thinking in the blink of an eye. They did in-depth research trying to isolate each individual moment in the face, watching every single muscle that moved (did you know on average there are 43 muscles in the face?) as they did this they began to notice that as they started to move different muscles it changed the way that they thought.
Facial expressions are directly linked to your emotions and how your feel
If you look happy it will start to generate the emotion inside - Try it - How do you feel right now?
How would it make someone feel if you smiled at them, asked them how they were, gave them a compliment?
When you smile other people will smile with you
Connect with just one person you meet today - What was the response they gave? How did it make you feel?
Gary Vaynerchuck - Jab, Jab, Right Hook
This book is aimed more at medium to large businesses.
There are plenty of platforms which are free and you can use to promote your business which are free. If you would like to know more about them come to one of our Pop-Up Business Schools, where will we show you for free how to make the most of these tools.
Andrew Reynold - Copy this idea
This book gives you ideas how to make money from your sofa, the beach or anywhere else
And as a gift the author offers you a free DVD Set. All you have to do is send him £1 for postage to receive 3 or 4 DVD's and a leaflet
When we run a Pop-Up Business School people find it difficult to believe it is free, people are cynical - But we do want to help people and the course is FREE! Check out what people who have been on the course have to say! (Testimonials)
Would you like to come to one of our free Pop-Up Business Schools?
Take a look at our forthcoming events, register your free place, bring your sense of humor a notepad and pen or a smart phone and let us help you start making money.