From the Desk of Caspar
Stop! ... And look up.
I was racing through Trafalgar Square this morning between meetings and caught myself.
It’s so easy to canter through everything focused on goals and being busy.
Life is all around us.
Take 2 mins. Even if it’s just to notice the sunshine, the birds tweeting, the smell of the freshly cut grass.
In the spotlight
It's UK Book Launch of Where the Magic Happens, the story of how we as a family transformed our world to sail around the world.
The Daily Express ran this feature on our story this week.
The headline: Lots of people said we were mad.
When you come up with a brave bold plan for your life and your family.
Here's what happens.
People will tell you that you are mad.
Here's the thing though.
The people best qualified to do the research and come to your own conclusions are you.
Don't let anyone else's limiting beliefs be the reason you don't follow what is most important to you and your family.
Imagine your future.
Then go make it happen.
Here’s the takeway…
It's all about putting family first and then getting your work, career and business goals to align to family life.
The surprising lesson I learnt from a Venture Capitalist
Several years ago I had supper with Jon Moulton.
He’s a Venture Capitalist. One of the UK’s top ones.
He said he asked any entrepreneur pitching him for investment three questions.
- What business are you really in.
- What do you need the money for.
- 3How many times have you been divorced?
The first two are certainly killer questions and drill to the heart of any fundraising.
The third goes to the heart of the people fund raising.
How good are you at balancing relationships and business.
If you chop and change relationships, that doesn’t bode well for a business relationship either.
It’s a red flag.
So many entrepreneurs I see get it wrong.
They sacrifice everything to create money.
What are you going to do with all that money?
Who are going to spend it on?
Relationships and family come first.
Of course work hard.
But keep your relationships in tact.
That is the number 1 thing. Everything pivots off that.
Put family and relationship goals first.
And THEN build the business that serves those needs.
Be a Better Leader
Family First to Thrive
Do you wait to achieve success in business and your career before prioritising family? If so, you need to watch this 1 minute video:
Thought for the Day
"The grass always grows more when it gets water and sunshine."
May 17th - UK Book Launch
May 24th - Keynote, London
June 6th - Keynote - Guildford, UK
June 13-14th - Keynote - Boston, MA
June 16th - Keynote in Southampton, UK
June 21st - Leadership Masterclass in London, UK
June 30th - Guest Speaker, Plymouth
July 12-13th - Keynote Speaker, Malta
August - The next sailing adventure…