Adam talks to Mike Graham, founder of SME Skills Consultancy on what he considers is the most vital skill in smaller businesses: sales! They discuss why selling is often seen as a dirty word despite it's being such an important part of a businesses success and why skills like communication and influence are highly valued despite being very similar to selling. Mike talks about his early experiences selling soft toys door to door and the lessons that are applicable to all people in business about how to get good at the skills of selling.
Adam Cox is joined by TV presenter Julia Kendell – of 60 Minute Makeover and DIY SOS fame – and Andrew Weiss, Chairman of BHETA, the trade body for the home improvement industry. They talk about how the popularity of the home improvement shows of the 90s and early noughties saw a massive trend for people to improve their homes. The change in focus from DIY shows to today’s cooking and baking shows has seen a decline in the popularity of home improvement – so, how can we encourage millennials to get back into the art of DIY?
New research reveals that nearly a third of Brits say that they fear the dentist’s chair and 79% say they are put off receiving dental advice as a result – which could explain why nearly 100,000 fewer people visited the dentist last year. Fear is just one of the reasons why we are avoiding the chair, with time and cost also stopping 1 in 7 of us from taking a visit. So, Are we risking our oral health by not taking more regular visits to the dentist?
Earlier I spoke to dentist Cathal Hayes and the CEO of Centre for Dentistry who carried out the research Lisa Riley.
Is your home your haven, or is it in desperate need of some TLC? With research revealing that less than a third of us love the homes we live in, Adam Cox is joined by two experts to find out why. Interior designer Georgina Burnett – otherwise known as “The Home Genie” – and DIY Executive Director for BHETA, Paul Grinsell, are on hand to discuss how we can get inspired to improve our homes.
Adam is joined by award winning entrepreneur and TedX speaker Lorenzo Escobal about how he was able to create a business, Inception Auto Detailing, at the young age of 18. They discuss that at such a young age an emphasis on branding and strategy is essential to turn the weakness into a strength. Lorenzo talks about the risky and perilous periods of his business journey and why it’s crucial to not just have a plan but solve problems quickly and be positioned in an appealing way to attract the most desirable clients.
Adam is joined by US based private investigator Tammy Sorrento who is the founder of Fireball Approves. Tammy was nearly scammed out of thousands when looking for a holiday rental property. Her near miss lead her to go after the property scammers. Tammy explains that fraudsters go on rental sites and duplicate the advert and aim to take the money for a property that they don’t own. The victims are then lefts thousands out of pocket and may never see their money again. Tammy explains that UK based holiday makers are particularly at risk as they aren’t able to physically view the property. She also gives a few tips of the red flags that could expose a fraud and how to avoid them.
Adam talks to coach and burnout specialist Sam Dossa about the importance of being present and living in the moment. Sam highlights that for many people they are running on a hamster wheel of simply getting by and never take the time for self-reflection or consciously living. Sam describes the consequences of being a victim of emotional states rather than being able to respond to them in a positive way. He tells a story of a man that ruins his day just by being angry rather over spilt juice rather than having the agility to respond in a calm way. Sam talks about the importance of nature as a way to reconnect and pay attention to those inner voices.
Adam Cox is joined by former engineer and now life and leadership coach, Mario Giraldo, to talk about accessing higher levels of potential. Mario is based in Austria and works with executives and business leaders to enable them to access more from their potential. Mario’s background in engineering means he has an analytical and pragmatic approach to solving human problems and enabling people to get the very most from their resources. He shares his 5 tips to level up and explains why thinking of yourself as a high performance car is a useful metaphor to raise your game.
Adam Cox talks is joined by peak performance coach, David Saville. Following his father’s death when he was just a teenager, David made the decision to turn his life around by living every day to the fullest – and aiming to inspire and encourage others to do the same. David has a coaching programme, Becoming Superhuman, which challenges those taking part to become the very best version of themselves (without needing magical powers!). He talks about how he believes the average person is accessing only 3% of their full potential – and shares how he intends to make that number much higher.
In this episode, Adam Cox talks to fashion sustainability expert and founder of Nothing to Wear, Cyrine Joaristi. Cheap production lines and social media influencers have created a perfect storm of fashion waste, resulting in 10 billion pounds worth of clothes sitting unworn in British wardrobes. With the clothing industry now sitting in second place for most polluting industry in the world, the consequences of throwaway fashion are real and damaging. How can we as consumers help turn the tide?