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Do you want a piece of amazing?

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I’m in the business of people!

My business is created purely to help people to succeed.  I say to my team ‘To be good, you have to want success for others.  It’s all about helping others.’

To be a good leader, you must invest in your team by spending time with them, and be willing to do what it takes to help them go the extra mile. I like to spend my time coaching and creating better businesses, helping others to be a success.

If you’d love to run your own business but feel a bit unsure, I can help you.  Even if you’re confident about running a business then it’s always better to have some support, a person to inspire and motivate you.  I’ve been coaching people to succeed for over 15 years, and I’ve been in business myself for over 25 years! Oh! Wow! How time flies!

If you don’t know what business to start then I can help you.  We can look at your skills and talents, likes and dislikes, digging deep to discover your true ambition and potential.

If you just want to get a business and earn some money as soon as possible then I have a business in a box! This makes starting up your own business so easy! Everything is done for you – the products, the brochures, the website, back office support, and a ready made team.  You can build your business straight away, with no restrictions on earnings, it’s entirely up to you.

The start up fees are so small, it’s like doing your weekly shop or going for a meal – instead you’ll have a lifelong business all set up and ready to go with everything you need to start in business. There’s no costly franchise fees, no boss to hassle you, and you choose your own hours of work. You can build this business to be able to work from anywhere, and the success and rewards are all yours! All the training is provided and you get support from me and our team of proven business experts.

You don’t only get paid when you work. Our model creates a residual income.  You can take time off –  take a holiday! Spend time with your children. And you still get paid – No questions asked! How many employers do that?

How much better and easier would life be, if you had all the ‘perks’, but no need for an employer?

If that wasn’t enough – There’s a car incentive plan. There’s an Annual bonus scheme. There are 5 star Holidays to be won! Yet remember –  you are your own boss. It really is the best of all worlds! Are you as excited as we are?

People from all walks of life can be successful; there is no stereotype for success, we can help you to achieve.  I’ve had the privilege of working with people such as a Medical Doctor; Law Student; Sports Student; Physio therapist; Human Resources Manager; Health Visitor; Estate Agent; Business Owner; and Management Consultant; as well as stay-at home–Mums and Dads, and child minders. There are so many varieties of professional backgrounds on our team.

What these entrepreneurs have all got in common is the desire to be free from their ‘lives of desperation’, away from the 9 to 5 of employment, they wanted to build their own business and they are willing to try something new.

Do you think we should talk? Call me or whatsapp 07951384928  or Email me at philippa@true-ambition.co.uk  find out more here https://trueambition.foreverlivingsite.com

 

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Forever Aloe Vera

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For nearly forty years, Forever has demonstrated a commitment to finding nature’s purest ingredients, and pairing them with the latest scientific advancements. This is for one purpose; to help you, and your family look, and feel better in yourself.

Our plants, our plantations, our way.

The key to Forever’s success is a commitment to quality and purity of our Aloe Vera products. From planting and tending, to harvesting, Forever’s aloe plants are carefully nurtured with the same level of care and standards that it puts into every one of its products. Forever farmers harvest the aloe by hand, treating it with great care. The aloe vera leaves are processed within hours of harvest, to provide the purest, freshest aloe vera gel, with all of its inherent qualities intact.

Because we love aloe, we treat the fifty million aloe vera plants in our plantations a bit differently. Our aloe is harvested by hand and the potent aloe vera gel is delicately separated from the leaf, before being gently stabilised in a special, patented process. This all happens within hours of harvesting to provide you with the purest, freshest aloe vera. Forever’s aloe vera plantations work to cleanse the earth of two million tonnes of CO2 every year.

Powerful ingredients

We have dedicated ourselves to seeking out nature’s best sources for health and beauty and sharing them with he world. Our aloe vera products were the first to receive the International Aloe Science Council’s Seal of Approval for consistency, and purity.

At Forever, we combine pure aloe vera with natural and scientifically advanced ingredients selected to omplement, and enhance the benefits of aloe. The versatility of aloe vera means it can be combined with different ingredients and used in many ways to help you and your family look better and feel better.

Forever does not test its products on animals and many of our products feature the Kosher, Halal, and Islamic Society Seals of Approval.

 

 

At a glance

Forever starts with 100% inner leaf gel, delicately adding just enough other ingredients to produce outstanding products. The versatility of these products means that aloe vera can be taken as a drink or applied to the skin. Not tested on animals, Forever’s range of premium products are a testament to nature’s capacity to help us look and feel our best.

Forever does not test its products on animals and many of our products feature the Kosher, Halal and Islamic Society Seals of Approval.

We’re so confident that everyone will love our products that we also offer our customers a sixty-day money-back guarantee if they are not completely satisfied.

Complete money-back guarantee

We’re so confident that everyone will love our products, that we also offer our customers a sixty-day money-back guarantee, if they are not completely satisfied.

Any customer of Forever has the right to cancel any order within fourteen days of it being placed.

If you are not satisfied with any item, simply return the receipt to your Forever Business Owner, together with the unused part of the product or empty containers, within sixty days of the date of purchase, and your Forever Business Owner will refund the price paid.

We are very proud that our products have benefited millions around the world. We hope you’ll be the next person to experience the amazing benefits of aloe vera.

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My Perfect Day…what’s yours?

In the chaotic path we’re all stumbling over to complete our daily tasks called ‘life’, it can be difficult to take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to stop and wonder about the life we live, and whether it’s what we want or are we just falling into whatever is easiest to please those around us?

How often do you ask yourself ‘What am I doing with my life?’. If you don’t have time to ask yourself this question, you could be holding yourself back from achieving your true potential. On the other hand, if you find you are asking yourself this question too often, then it’s a sign that you need change.

During a coaching session with a senior manager, I was surprised to hear that he asked himself the question ‘What am I doing with my life?’ at least three or more times a week, he said some weeks it was every morning on the way to work.  He would be stuck in traffic every morning for about 10 minutes, the same place every day, five days a week.

Four mornings a week he sees a man, of a similar age, dressed in trainers and fitness gear, doing his morning run. He said he longed to go for a run in the morning, but because of his schedule he couldn’t face getting up an hour earlier at 5am to fit in a 20 minute run. He couldn’t face an evening run because he was far too tired and hungry after a 10 hour working day and 2 hour commute. He was finding his job far too stressful, although he loved his work, he had found some of his staff considerably difficult and stressful to work with, and was no longer enjoying it. He knew he needed to change, but he didn’t know how this could be done.

I asked him to chose a time-frame, 6 months, a year, 3 years, 5 years, thinking into his future, and how he would like it to be. He talked about his large mortgage still to pay, and 2 teenagers at university, and because his wife hadn’t worked for over 18 years he was the sole breadwinner in the family.

I asked him to forget all the barriers, the negatives and imagine he could do anything. Then to write a letter to himself about his ‘Perfect Day’, including where he was in the world, who is with him, what is the weather like, how does he feel, what is he doing. I asked him to write it in the present tense, like it’s really happening, and put as much detail in as possible. I asked him to write it like he had found himself, the real YOU, as if life had no boundaries, or barriers, what would you do?

At first he was unsure, but he promised to humour me, and have the letter ready for our next session. I said I didn’t need to see it. He had to write it to himself and read it every day. He agreed a little reluctantly, not convinced by my reassurance of this powerful self help tool.

At our next session, a week later, he was excited about his letter to himself, that he had entitled ‘I have arrived’. He said it still was in draft format because each time he read it, before he went to bed each night, then he would add more and tweak it, and he was determined to get it perfect.  I said it didn’t need to be perfect!

At our three month review, he was still perfecting his ‘I have arrived’ letter. Although his job situation hadn’t much changed, he was a lot more positive about the staff (two of the particularly stressful members of staff had left the organisation), and he had started running 4 evenings a week.

He had made a small change by drinking more water, eating a late lunch on his running days so he still had enough energy by the time he got home, starting with a 10 minute run, building up to a 30 minute run in 2 months. His health problems were improving, he had lost 14lbs in weight, and he looked so much happier.

Our six month review saw big changes. He had got down to his target weight and was looking good. Despite his wife’s reluctance, they had started with a walking group, meeting once a month. Although they had only been once, he was sure his wife would continue with him. It had given him the opportunity to talk to other people outside of work. He had been talking to his wife about starting a new business, and he felt it was the first time they had both been enthusiastic about the same thing for a long time.

After our six month follow up, we agreed that we didn’t need to have another session, but he would keep me updated.

I hadn’t heard from him until two days ago, when he called me. We were on the phone for over an hour, and I realised how much of a friend he had become. He said it was the one year anniversary of the date that he wrote the first draft of his letter ‘I have arrived’. I was surprised that firstly he had remembered that date, and secondly that a year had gone so quickly!

He was calling from Florida, USA where he was currently working. He had been for his morning run, he does 5 sessions a week now, and was enjoying a coffee next to the pool in the sunshine (it was raining in the UK and very grey!). He had two business meetings booked in and the rest of the day was reserved for enjoying the West coast to sunbathe. He asked if he could now read me his ‘I have arrived’ letter. I shrugged and said ok.

I can’t remember the detail….Something like this…

His perfect day started with a run along Sarasota beach in Florida, he had detailed the colour of the sea, the sounds, the feel of the sand under his feet, the blue sky and the birds calling. After his run he had shared a shower with his wife (x rated detail here so I’m not going to write it, but I was blushing!!), they then shared coffee next to the pool!

You cannot believe the size of my goosebumps at this point!

The day went on… He had a business meeting with 5 prospects as he and his wife shared a business that they loved.  He had even named the business so he must have been thinking about it for a long time! The business was growing so much that he gave up his regular day job to travel all around the world. His health was good and his wife had started running with him. Her depression had reduced. It went on in detail, where they had lunch, they went sailing and then enjoyed a hearty meal in a good restaurant with good friends. The day ended with a bit more x rated activity!

He said it was almost there. He was about to have his perfect day! The business that he only started 6 months ago (apparently after our last session together), was growing considerably. His wife had been medication free for two months (although he hadn’t got her running – yet!) and they had booked their evening meal in a restaurant they had wanted to go to for years.

I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or be a little bit freaked out by the detail in which his perfect day had almost happened. He had come so far from where he had been only a year earlier.

Hearing his Perfect Day also made me smile for a long time, knowing that I have friends that are growing and developing their lives and I’ve helped with that, just a little. I planted a seed and encouraged it to grow. I also love how a colleague turns into a lifelong friend.

It’s made me determined to re-write ‘My Perfect Day’ (as mine is 5 years out of date and no where near the same kind of detail that it should have). Perhaps I’ve delayed that because I’m so grateful to live the life I want.

Is it your time to work towards your ‘Perfect Day’, to aim towards finding you?

Please leave your comments, I’m interested in hearing how you feel about what you’ve read and how you can make changes by planning your Perfect Day.

Philippa Bonham
International Business Coach

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WHY?

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I started my newest business this year because I wanted to maintain the flexibility and financial freedom that I enjoy from running my own business.

I’ve enjoyed over 20 years of serial entrepreneurship, with a few ‘normal’ jobs in between. Mostly I’ve benefitted from the joys of being my own boss and living a flexible lifestyle, so much that I couldn’t change that now.

I’ve been busy building a life that I want, rather than one with too many compromises, and I want to continue to do that. It is so important to me that I’m flexible for my family, to make sure I’m on hand in times of need. My newest business helps me to do that. ‘Time’ is the most precious gift we can give.

I’m excited to be building a team of people from all backgrounds. It can be lonely as an entrepreneur or CEO, but my newest business provides me with the opportunity to recruit team members and grow the business quickly.

Even though I’m self employed, the new business – True Ambition Forever, is under the umbrella of a global company, established for nearly 40 years, offering a range of incentives for the teams. How would you like a new car paid for 3 years, and holidays with spending money provided by the company? These are some of the incentives available.

I’ve enjoyed every minute of this business! I can see my friends more often than I have done in the last 15 years, I’ve got time to make new friends and still get back in time to collect my daughter from school, and be at home during school holidays.

I only have one regret…. I wish I’d have started this business years ago! Don’t make the same mistake….start building your business now. My team and I will give you full support and excellent training.

Make sure you join the road to freedom, with me. Join my team http://true-ambition.flppro.biz

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Sack the Rat race – Forever

I am enthused about my new business that I started this year, and I thought it was an ideal time to share my excitement! It has been a great adventure for me, and I’m only in the fourth week of trading!

You may know that I’ve been involved in different businesses over the past 20 years, and a business coach for 14 years now.  My new business allows me to help others to benefit from my experience as I help them to set up their own flexible, home based business.

At the same time, I am recommending fantastic products that have amazing impact on health, wellbeing, and fitness.

How does it work?

When people join my team as a Forever business owner they have access to award winning training and support, I provide mentoring, and they have support from wider team members.

Being a Forever business owner means you have the flexibility to work your own hours, and fit round other commitments. You still have the support of a team, and a business coach to encourage you to define and achieve your goals.

You have the support of a multi-national company, Forever Living, that operates in 158 countries (and growing), is cash rich with an annual turnover of $2.6billion, £75 million in the UK, and rising year on year.  They’ve been around for 37 years, and have been awarded Gold Investors In People Award, are members of the Direct Selling Association, with award winning training programmes.

They have an excellent rewards system, and I have been told I’ve already earned bonuses!

Forever is the only UK company that is licenced by the Aloe Science Council to supply natural Aloe Vera products.  They have their own Aloe Vera Plantations where they treat their employees well, and have patented the method of storing Aloe Vera to ensure it retains all its minerals and nutrients, naturally. The products are cruelty free.

Who can do it?

There is not an ideal ‘type’ of Forever Business owner, but this is not a get rich quick scheme, and you do need to work for it.

You need to have a positive attitude. There are a lot of sceptics out there that can be really negative about Forever Living and the business model (including some members of my family, until they tried the products and saw the bonuses!).

You need to listen to advice and learn. The training programme and the support of your mentor is a luxury that many entrepreneurs do not have access to.  It’s worth its weight in gold, but you get it when you join my team for no extra cost!

You must have a desire for more, to achieve, to do better than you currently have. This is an opportunity that works brilliantly for those that are hungry for success.  It works well if you want to fit it round your current work, but I think you’ll love it so much you will soon want to bin the day job and the grumpy boss!

What do you have to invest?

I would suggest a time commitment of 10 – 15 hours each week.  I didn’t spend that much time on it to start with but still earned my original investment back in 10 days!

You must be willing to learn new skills. This can be done slowly, when you have the time, but I found that I was so enthusiastic that I was spending an hour every evening on it to learn faster!

You have an option to sign up as a business owner when you buy £100 worth of products. However many new business owners, like me, purchase the ‘Business in a Box’ for £199.75 which gives you a starter box of products, and literature.  You will have access to your own website.

If you feel like you want more in your career, or your current job does not excite you, or if you’re saying to yourself ‘there must be more to life than this’, then it’s time for change, the time is now to take a look at joining me. 

Have a look at the video on my webpage and get in touch.

Let the Sceptics smirk!

I am an entrepreneur, a blogger, a writer, a mother, a creative, and I am happy!

I was brought up among logics, and I spent my teenage years and early twenties surrounded by critics that consistently asked me when I would grow up, get a proper job, find an employer, and when was I going to grow out of my little ideas and silly schemes?  I thought I was wrong to be me, I thought they were criticising all that I am.

For a brief spell, I was a good employee, but the constant grind to someone else’s ethics would consistently nag at my entrepreneurial mind.  I tolerated the peak smog of rush hour traffic, the stop start line of unhappy, disenchanted, gnomes, awaiting their fate of the daily chores, for an employer who rarely remembered their name.

I eventually learned to love my education, 10 years too late, two children to feed, and a real life, grown up job, but at least I found education and expertise eventually. My thirst for knowledge kept me enthralled, growing, and stretching like I was waking up at last.  I learned to understand myself, to know I was me, and they are them; and that is actually ok.   I learned that the logic’s and the critics were sceptical but admiring from a distance. They may not make it obvious, but it’s in there, deep down, trying to reach the surface.

I learned it is ok to be a creative, to imagine, dream, believe. It’s what created TV that the sceptics so easily immerse themselves in to escape the daily grind they have accepted so easily.  It created Apple, and Blackberries that make life easier, and more complicated, all at the same time.  It created email, google, and facebook, to reach out, capture imaginations and engage.  It created books, worlds of adventures and years of knowledge, passing on our fuel of mankind.

I guess I’m still waiting to grow up, but I am my employer, I make the rules, I take the risks, I work to my ethics, I refuse to stop the flow of ideas and the creativity, fuelling my ability to imagine, dream, and believe in myself.  I accept I am an entrepreneur, a blogger, a writer, a mother, a creative, and I am certainly happy.

Let the sceptics smirk! Let them live in their world of harsh unguarded criticism, waiting for perfection that will never arrive.  Let them be lost beyond the logic land, never trying to achieve beyond their comfort zones.  I refuse to be anything but me. I’m changing and growing, but I will not scrunch myself within their box of conformity.

I hope my team will learn too. We are a team of logic’s and creatives, mixed with those rare diamonds that have a balance of both.  It’s good to be different, it’s good to be you, it’s good to be me. Let the sceptics smirk, but know that beneath their harsh words, and gurning they are admiring and enquiring, not so critical as they like to believe.  They may need proof of your imagination, and research on your beliefs, but that doesn’t stop you performing. Remember always to be you, and imagine, dream, believe.

Love networking like it’s your best friend’s party!

Business Coaching is the most rewarding part of my work.  I love to see entrepreneurs in a new business start to grow and develop new confidence, building their dreams and achieving success.

Each time I start on the journey with a new entrepreneur, it’s like climbing into a roller coaster, the anticipation of success, charged with the fear of failure.  I support them to learn about business tools, and building their confidence, supporting them through the negative moments and self-doubt to reach a positive outlook.

I’ve been business coaching in various roles for the last 14 years, learning so much along the way.  My recent business coaching with new Forever Living businesses has shown that team work and enthusiasm can push beyond the boundaries that constrain negative attitudes. The fear of networking can be limiting and debilitating for a business.

The biggest, most consistent fear among all the ‘newbies’ is their fear of networking.  People who are usually reasonably confident, suddenly cringe at the thought of networking among a room full of people.

The fear of networking; is it a rational fear? Are we not all there for the same reason?

My reasons are simple, 1. To meet people; 2. To find customers; 3. To stay updated.

As I work through their support I share my basic tips for entrepreneurs to keep focused and enjoy networking.  Once they grasp it, their whole perception and participation rate changes.

  1. Change your mind-set: Imagine you are at your best friend’s party – be happy, friendly and interested.
  2. Be prepared, have your business card to hand and know your 30 second pitch, brilliantly.
  3. Be genuine, be you, don’t try to fit in, be proud of who you are.
  4. Work the room. Don’t fall into your comfort zone with someone and end up sticking with them, mingle, talk, agree to re-connect and move on.
  5. Make sure you take relevant contact details. The fantastic people will return to you.
  6. Remember everyone has a story to tell, including you. Make it relevant to your audience and keep it brief.

Admittedly, I’m not always so good at working the room.  I’m so fascinated by people that I stay too long with the first few I meet, wasting the opportunity to meet the others.  I’m improving though, keeping it consistent and not allowing my interest radar to distract, after all, I can find out more later.

Business is all about providing solutions for your customers.  For me this means helping people to find and talk to their customers, learning from them, supporting them to make the best possible decisions.  To do this they have to enjoy it, they must make networking their happy place, where they can showcase the business they love, their pride and joy.

I’m lucky, I’ve found my calling and it’s easy to rave about that.  My business is about helping others to build their business, and to make sure they have the passion and enthusiasm to thrive at networking.  Each one of my newbies will soon adapt to love networking like it’s their best friend’s party, and then they’ll learn how to pass those skills on!

Let me know if you’re ready to start up and get on the party circuit. I’ll be there to help you every step of the way.  Contact me for more information and to join my happy team www.true-ambition.myforever.biz