Behind the Seams

April 11, 2014 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Many years of working as a coach to wealthy executives has taught me that self-esteem doesn’t come from what you own, it comes from what you create.

I’ve also learned that self esteem can’t be measured by money, but it can be measured by the number of lives that are impacted. It’s why so many successful people keep creating, keep impacting lives and keep smiling.

Billionaires such as Ralph Lauren, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling could easily pack in their day job, but choose not to.

It’s because they’re having too much fun expressing themselves and creating their art.

Ralph Lauren was asked “Don’t you find it stressful working 12 hours a day at the age of 74?”

His reply: “Stress isn’t working 12 hours a day doing a job you love. Stress is working 8 hours a day doing a job you hate.”

In this 90 second video,Steve Jobs explains the rules for success and why you should chase your passion and not our pension (p.13 of pdf)

Ps. the gorgeous car in the above photo is Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti Atlantic.


The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay rise.

The Missus was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the completely unjustified raise.

Mrs: “Now Maria, just why do you want a pay increase?”

Maria: “Well, Senora, there are tree reeezons why I wanna increeze. The first is that I iron better than you …”

Mrs: “And just Who said you iron better than me …?”

Maria: “Jor huzban … he say so …”.

Mrs: “Oh yeah …?!!”

Maria: “The second reason eez that I am a better cook than you …”

Mrs: “Nonsense, what utter rubbish; and Who said you were a better cook than me …?”

Maria: “Jor hozban … he did say so …”

Mrs, increasingly agitated: “Oh he did, did he …???”

Maria: “The third reason is that I am better in bed than you…”

Mrs, really boiling now, and through gritted teeth: “And, did my husband say that as well …?”

Maria: “No Senora … The gardener did …”

Mrs: “So how much of a raise were you wanting …?”

Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach.

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