Hi, I'm Alan and thanks for visiting - So what's it all about? I'm the author of 4 books, with the most recent one 'FANTASTIC' reaching No 2 in the best seller charts. I believe that whatever you do, whether its in work or life, just being 'good' is simply not enough anymore. Good is the new 'nice'! I don't want to be a good parent, husband, friend - I want to be a fantastic one. In business it's not even about 'want' - you NEED to BE Fantastic to stand out from the crowd today.
"That's ok son," the man said, "but I'm no professor - I'm a student and it's my first day here".
The young man was shocked and before he realised that he was possibly being insensitive he blurted out "But you're so old - I'm sorry - I didn't...
Whether you like it or not we live in a world of change.
What that means for some of us is that we need to develop change strategies - I've talked about this for years and when this video popped up this week I knew it had to be my Video of the Week - it's only a short one, but it's spot on.
We all understand the need to train and develop ourselves - so why not train yourself for the biggest challenge we face in life today - change!
When you are constantly making small changes you are...
Here we go folks - this weeks video!
I love this guy - Tim Urban - his blog is great, check it out.
Really funny but interesting look into why we procrastinate and then finishing with a great insight. Procrastination hurts us when there is no deadline! And so many of the big things we need or want to do have no deadline - or do they!!
Enjoy and please leave a comment if you are enjoying my video of the week series xx
It's in my Flipboard magazine here...
It's a few minutes longer than my 15 minutes of learning a day, but it's worth it! Retired Admiral William H. McRaven's commencement speech is spot on!!
Check it out here in my BE Fantastic magazine
Big AL's Video Of The Week - 19/10/17
I watch so many videos every week simply because as some of you know I have a discipline in my life where I learn for a minimum of 15 minutes revery day. I've done this for 35 years now and of course today it's so much easier, with the amount ofgreat content that is literally in the palm of your hand. So.. I've decided to post my favourite video I've watched each week, What do you think, let me know if you like the idea.
So here we are - the first of Big Al's Video of the Week posts!
In 2012 I spent a wonderful few days staying with the amazing Vivienne Mackinder at her lovely home in the Hamptons, New York. We were doing some filming for her brilliant online channel - Hair Designer TV as well as spending some great evenings putting the world - and in particular the salon world - to rights!
On one of these evenings we were joined by Nicholas French and his lovely wife Carole for dinner. Nicholas is such a talented hairdresser with an amazing history. His father was Freddie...
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