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The Business Mastermind Podcast is for business owners and leaders in small to medium-sized businesses. If you are running a business with revenue between £100,000 and £20 million, and are looking for inspiration, insights, lessons learnt, resources and growth strategies from down to earth, relatable business people then this podcast is for you. It is a meeting of minds between everyday business people and specialists on their journey to master business growth. You will find these discussions both engaging and relatable, covering topics such as marketing, leadership, systems, strategy, scaling, culture, resiliency and mindset. Your host Gavin Preston, a student of what works, facilitates a flowing conversation that uncovers the gems of his guests' success strategies, insights and hacks. There is richness in the variety of the guest’s expertise, sector and their own story. These conversations are interspersed by episodes from Gavin as he shares the growth strategies and insights from working with clients across numerous sectors. Insight, strategy and action points that will help you Survive and Thrive in business and life as you scale your business and achieve a bigger impact for your customers, colleagues and communities.

Latest Episodes

Ruari Fairbairns - Co-Founder One Year No Beer Pt.1

‘One Year No Beer created a global tribe and facilitated the connection with people who are on the same journey and that’s why it’s so transformational. In this fascinating and in-depth interview Gavin is speaking with Ruari Fairbairns Co-Founder of One Year No Beer. They discuss Ruari’s journey and how he chose health over success which ultimately led him to found One Year No Beer with his business partner Andy. This is a podcast that explores the ways we connect with each other and the global tribe that Ruari has created to facilitate the connections between people on the same journey, and there is something for everyone in this inspirational interview KEY TAKEAWAYS I chose health over being successful and I think there are many people out there who are scared of making the choice but the reality when I took a break for 90 days was I got much faster, more focused and sharper when working. One Year No Beer was born from the experiences of myself and my business partner and in the first year we gave away all our content. It’s about an exponential difference over a single choice - do you want to drink yes or no? The choice over alcohol isn’t just tiny it’s a polar opposite and that’s why you see a massive transformation. This is not just ‘don’t drink’ we have created a program that helps you change your relationship with alcohol. We knew when we started it had to be completely different. We wanted to keep growing and we started the ball rolling with crowdfunding We then looked for seed investors and were able to raise 1.1 million in 5 weeks There has been phenomenal growth in a very short amount of time. We have a big job to do and we have an incredible team pulling out all the stops. We are all programmed and conditioned through society, peer pressure and social conditioning that alcohol is a positive thing in society. At the core of what we’ve created is a behaviour change platform to help people change their relationship with alcohol surrounded by a peer network. You will connect with people having a great time without needing a poison or a drug. The ambassador model gives our members the opportunity to create a lifestyle business championing this movement. It’s not about alcohol, it’s about getting people to focus on their personal development. We’ve got a massive opportunity to make a real impact on the world. There are 3 main factors in addictive behaviour Meaning and purpose – there was none as an oil broker but now I could not get more connected. Environment – I was born on an island but was in a place where I couldn’t get to the sea. If you are feeling disconnected from your environment then find small ways to reconnect. Connection – true connection is when we spend time with loved ones and spending time connecting with other human beings. One year no beer created a global tribe and facilitated the connection with people who are on the same journey and that why it’s so transformational. The higher purpose we are trying to achieve is a connected society. BEST MOMENTS ‘I felt so much happier and it was transformational’ ‘I have to have noise and distraction; the ADHD brain needs to have chaos in order to find focus’ ‘Marketing is about getting someone to see the end result so they can value the piece at the beginning’ VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge book by Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns Ruari Fairbairns LinkedIn OYNB One Year No Beer website Ruari Fairbairns YouTube ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last

46 MIN1 d ago
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Ruari Fairbairns - Co-Founder One Year No Beer Pt.1

Hey Presto! How Flawless is YOUR Customer Experience?

Is the experience your customer has of your product or service remark-able? Gavin shares a story of the arrival of a fin tech bank debit card is worthy or remark and an exercise you can do to improve the experience of your customers. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

11 MIN4 d ago
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Hey Presto! How Flawless is YOUR Customer Experience?

Becoming A Winner With Chris Patterson

Gavin talks to Chris Patterson, the founder of the Live Large Academy, and the CEO of Interchanges, a Florida-based digital marketing company who have generated over $1.4 billion for their clients. Chris is no stranger to success, and has joined the conversation today to talk about recognising opportunities, becoming a winner and getting past mind knots so that you see everything happening for you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Chris’ life was going nowhere until he attended a success seminar. There he was inspired by the speaker, Zig Ziglar, whose words connected with Chris. By chance, Chris met Ziglar, who became his mentor. Most business people are stuck, not because the tools aren’t available or not because they can’t access knowledge or resources. It’s because of their own mind. Chris calls these mental blocks “mind knots” There are four levels in business life; Survival - Business people simply trying to get by Stability - A little bit of comfort, but still not where they’d like to be Success - Achieving your aims and goals Significance - Over-achieving to the point of comfort 80% of people do not have any goals. 16% of us have goals, but they’re not specified or written down. 3% have goals and have stated them, but do not review them. Only 1% of people have goals and a path towards achieving them. If you can get to a place where you really believe that challenges and successes are the vehicles that help you to grow, you’ll have a different perspective when those challenges arrive. Opportunities come from connections, people, other entrepreneurs. We should always be actively seeking people and opportunities. We should begin each day by wondering how our lives will improve BEST MOMENTS ’The goal is the personal growth. If you can get that as your primary objective in life, it’s amazing how much you’ll be able to accomplish’ ‘I was King of the losers I was hanging out with!’ ‘It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that projects your altitude’ ‘You can have everything you want in life, if you’ll just help enough people get what they want’ ’This was my lightbulb moment' ’Things happen for you, not against you’ ‘Opportunities come in suits' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast Interchanges Live Large Academy ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

40 MIN1 w ago
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Becoming A Winner With Chris Patterson

Hey Presto! Start Before You Are Ready

ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

6 MIN1 w ago
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Hey Presto! Start Before You Are Ready

Believe In Yourself And Come Out Fighting – with Kirk Elliot

This week, Gavin talks to Kirk Elliot of Pro Muscle Products, who has taken a small retail operation to a thriving international business. Kirk joins Gavin to discuss his story so far, the ways in which he successfully scaled his business, how he unleashed his area of expertise, and the next phase of his meteoric rise in business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Like the best entrepreneurs, Kirk saw an opportunity in his retail business; a need hat was not being served. By becoming not just the retailer, but the manufacturer of a better quality product, he took a risk, but it paid off handsomely. The industry is moving very quickly. By employing a product developer, Kirk is able to meet trends, and satisfy the changing needs of his customers, as well as keeping himself on the cutting edge. Kirk always believed in himself, and that he could make a success of himself. But he was unstructured, and needed guidance. He credits mentoring and development with shaping his success. Calming yourself as a boss, and taking a breath from time to time, is essential to the culture of his business. Being a guiding light instead of a drama queen will improve staff morale, which in turn will make them work more effectively and reduce staff churn. Leveraging is another essential ingredient to Kirk’s success. Learning to let go and focus on your strengths is a requirement for any good business owner. If you want to be a success, it will cost money. That’s inescapable. But if you have self-belief, then you’ll push through. You’ll accept this is a matter of course. Kirk spent a long time pretending to be something he wasn’t when it came to building his online personal brand. He soon realised though, that people are far more attracted to the real side of someone. He soon started being himself, and found it to be far more successful. It’s so important to make sure your business fits into the life you want. It’s no good spending your life on business and having nothing left for yourself. BEST MOMENTS ’The only way I could grow was by making it myself’ ‘You can’t take no for an answer’ ‘If you love it, it’s not work. It’s fun’ ‘You’ve got to think of the macro, not the micro’ ’They want to be part of your journey’ ‘When your back’s against the wall, you come out fighting' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast Pro Muscle Products - www.promuscleproducts.co.uk Kirk Elliot LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-elliott-579627102/?originalSubdomain=uk Kirk Elliot Twitter -https://twitter.com/bigkirkelliott?lang=en Chemical Warfare Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/chemicalwarfaresupps/ Kirk Elliot Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/theonelife_tolive/ ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

41 MIN2 w ago
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Believe In Yourself And Come Out Fighting – with Kirk Elliot

Hey Presto! Are you the smartest person in the room?

Why you don’t want to be the smartest person in the room. Gavin shares the importance of making the time to learn. Prepare to be uncomfortable, to be challenged and to be least smart person in the room whilst you learn the strategies and tools to take your business to the next level, by sharing some of the stories from a recent event that created significant shifts for attendees and also how applying some of the new tools learnt will shift the valuation of a client’s business by more than 10 times. Learners are earners. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

19 MIN2 w ago
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Hey Presto! Are you the smartest person in the room?

Kevin Bennison on Uplevelling Your Identity. How You Can Challenge Your Identity & Put Down Building Blocks During Times of Momentum

In today’s episode, Gavin talks to ex-paratrooper, and now entrepreneur, coach and trainer, Kevin Bennison about the question of identity, how to recognise the way we see ourselves, and how to change the parts that no longer serve us. Growing your business successfully will require you to step back from time to time to challenge the way you think about yourself, and with Gavin and Kevin’s help, you’ll have all the tools you need. KEY TAKEAWAYS Identity is created - It is our story. It is what defines us. It could be something that life imposes upon us. It is a collection of the disparate elements of life that we experience and adopt as part of our own story. Why do I think this way? Why do I feel this way? These two questions, asked at any time in our lives can provide insight when needed. The first step to healthy change is awareness. Life can be challenging and painful. The key to moving through these periods is to accept these challenges as building blocks for our character. S...

39 MIN3 w ago
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Kevin Bennison on Uplevelling Your Identity. How You Can Challenge Your Identity & Put Down Building Blocks During Times of Momentum

Hey Presto! Questions are the Answer

Mindset is key to business growth. If your business growth has stalled it may have got to the upper level of your thinking. Change your thinking and change your results. The quality of questions we ask ourselves determine the quality of answers we get. In this Hey Presto! we explore a way of formulating questions that will elicit better answers. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

7 MIN3 w ago
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Hey Presto! Questions are the Answer

Mindest is Critical for Business Growth, With This Powerful 6 Step Mindset Model You WILL Transform Your Performance

The STRIVE Model Every week, Gavin works with groups or one-on-one, helping them all to improve their performance, and in every single session, mindset plays a critical role. In this very special exclusive preview episode, Gavin opens the book (literally) on his upcoming work ’Survive And Thrive’, which is soon to be published, presenting for you today an entire chapter devoted to mindset, and the fascinating, empowering STRIVE model, which can instantly set you on the road to a healthy mindset. KEY TAKEAWAYS Human beings are creatures of habit. Most of us follow the same routines daily upon waking and spend each day repeating the last. We get in life what we focus on. If you focus on the negative aspects of your business, they’ll grow. Dwelling on negativity re-routes our neural patterns so that negativity becomes our default brain pattern. We can counteract this negative growth by asking how we can positively impact any decision or instance. STRIVE = S - State. T - Talk (self)....

53 MINSEP 23
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Mindest is Critical for Business Growth, With This Powerful 6 Step Mindset Model You WILL Transform Your Performance

Hey Presto! How to lead through change

As we grow our businesses we need to get our team members on board with the changes that are required to deliver that change. I outline how you can pitch the journey ahead so that employees are more likely to be on board with the change. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

13 MINSEP 20
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Hey Presto! How to lead through change

Latest Episodes

Ruari Fairbairns - Co-Founder One Year No Beer Pt.1

‘One Year No Beer created a global tribe and facilitated the connection with people who are on the same journey and that’s why it’s so transformational. In this fascinating and in-depth interview Gavin is speaking with Ruari Fairbairns Co-Founder of One Year No Beer. They discuss Ruari’s journey and how he chose health over success which ultimately led him to found One Year No Beer with his business partner Andy. This is a podcast that explores the ways we connect with each other and the global tribe that Ruari has created to facilitate the connections between people on the same journey, and there is something for everyone in this inspirational interview KEY TAKEAWAYS I chose health over being successful and I think there are many people out there who are scared of making the choice but the reality when I took a break for 90 days was I got much faster, more focused and sharper when working. One Year No Beer was born from the experiences of myself and my business partner and in the first year we gave away all our content. It’s about an exponential difference over a single choice - do you want to drink yes or no? The choice over alcohol isn’t just tiny it’s a polar opposite and that’s why you see a massive transformation. This is not just ‘don’t drink’ we have created a program that helps you change your relationship with alcohol. We knew when we started it had to be completely different. We wanted to keep growing and we started the ball rolling with crowdfunding We then looked for seed investors and were able to raise 1.1 million in 5 weeks There has been phenomenal growth in a very short amount of time. We have a big job to do and we have an incredible team pulling out all the stops. We are all programmed and conditioned through society, peer pressure and social conditioning that alcohol is a positive thing in society. At the core of what we’ve created is a behaviour change platform to help people change their relationship with alcohol surrounded by a peer network. You will connect with people having a great time without needing a poison or a drug. The ambassador model gives our members the opportunity to create a lifestyle business championing this movement. It’s not about alcohol, it’s about getting people to focus on their personal development. We’ve got a massive opportunity to make a real impact on the world. There are 3 main factors in addictive behaviour Meaning and purpose – there was none as an oil broker but now I could not get more connected. Environment – I was born on an island but was in a place where I couldn’t get to the sea. If you are feeling disconnected from your environment then find small ways to reconnect. Connection – true connection is when we spend time with loved ones and spending time connecting with other human beings. One year no beer created a global tribe and facilitated the connection with people who are on the same journey and that why it’s so transformational. The higher purpose we are trying to achieve is a connected society. BEST MOMENTS ‘I felt so much happier and it was transformational’ ‘I have to have noise and distraction; the ADHD brain needs to have chaos in order to find focus’ ‘Marketing is about getting someone to see the end result so they can value the piece at the beginning’ VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge book by Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns Ruari Fairbairns LinkedIn OYNB One Year No Beer website Ruari Fairbairns YouTube ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last

46 MIN1 d ago
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Ruari Fairbairns - Co-Founder One Year No Beer Pt.1

Hey Presto! How Flawless is YOUR Customer Experience?

Is the experience your customer has of your product or service remark-able? Gavin shares a story of the arrival of a fin tech bank debit card is worthy or remark and an exercise you can do to improve the experience of your customers. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

11 MIN4 d ago
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Hey Presto! How Flawless is YOUR Customer Experience?

Becoming A Winner With Chris Patterson

Gavin talks to Chris Patterson, the founder of the Live Large Academy, and the CEO of Interchanges, a Florida-based digital marketing company who have generated over $1.4 billion for their clients. Chris is no stranger to success, and has joined the conversation today to talk about recognising opportunities, becoming a winner and getting past mind knots so that you see everything happening for you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Chris’ life was going nowhere until he attended a success seminar. There he was inspired by the speaker, Zig Ziglar, whose words connected with Chris. By chance, Chris met Ziglar, who became his mentor. Most business people are stuck, not because the tools aren’t available or not because they can’t access knowledge or resources. It’s because of their own mind. Chris calls these mental blocks “mind knots” There are four levels in business life; Survival - Business people simply trying to get by Stability - A little bit of comfort, but still not where they’d like to be Success - Achieving your aims and goals Significance - Over-achieving to the point of comfort 80% of people do not have any goals. 16% of us have goals, but they’re not specified or written down. 3% have goals and have stated them, but do not review them. Only 1% of people have goals and a path towards achieving them. If you can get to a place where you really believe that challenges and successes are the vehicles that help you to grow, you’ll have a different perspective when those challenges arrive. Opportunities come from connections, people, other entrepreneurs. We should always be actively seeking people and opportunities. We should begin each day by wondering how our lives will improve BEST MOMENTS ’The goal is the personal growth. If you can get that as your primary objective in life, it’s amazing how much you’ll be able to accomplish’ ‘I was King of the losers I was hanging out with!’ ‘It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that projects your altitude’ ‘You can have everything you want in life, if you’ll just help enough people get what they want’ ’This was my lightbulb moment' ’Things happen for you, not against you’ ‘Opportunities come in suits' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast Interchanges Live Large Academy ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

40 MIN1 w ago
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Becoming A Winner With Chris Patterson

Hey Presto! Start Before You Are Ready

ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

6 MIN1 w ago
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Hey Presto! Start Before You Are Ready

Believe In Yourself And Come Out Fighting – with Kirk Elliot

This week, Gavin talks to Kirk Elliot of Pro Muscle Products, who has taken a small retail operation to a thriving international business. Kirk joins Gavin to discuss his story so far, the ways in which he successfully scaled his business, how he unleashed his area of expertise, and the next phase of his meteoric rise in business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Like the best entrepreneurs, Kirk saw an opportunity in his retail business; a need hat was not being served. By becoming not just the retailer, but the manufacturer of a better quality product, he took a risk, but it paid off handsomely. The industry is moving very quickly. By employing a product developer, Kirk is able to meet trends, and satisfy the changing needs of his customers, as well as keeping himself on the cutting edge. Kirk always believed in himself, and that he could make a success of himself. But he was unstructured, and needed guidance. He credits mentoring and development with shaping his success. Calming yourself as a boss, and taking a breath from time to time, is essential to the culture of his business. Being a guiding light instead of a drama queen will improve staff morale, which in turn will make them work more effectively and reduce staff churn. Leveraging is another essential ingredient to Kirk’s success. Learning to let go and focus on your strengths is a requirement for any good business owner. If you want to be a success, it will cost money. That’s inescapable. But if you have self-belief, then you’ll push through. You’ll accept this is a matter of course. Kirk spent a long time pretending to be something he wasn’t when it came to building his online personal brand. He soon realised though, that people are far more attracted to the real side of someone. He soon started being himself, and found it to be far more successful. It’s so important to make sure your business fits into the life you want. It’s no good spending your life on business and having nothing left for yourself. BEST MOMENTS ’The only way I could grow was by making it myself’ ‘You can’t take no for an answer’ ‘If you love it, it’s not work. It’s fun’ ‘You’ve got to think of the macro, not the micro’ ’They want to be part of your journey’ ‘When your back’s against the wall, you come out fighting' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast Pro Muscle Products - www.promuscleproducts.co.uk Kirk Elliot LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-elliott-579627102/?originalSubdomain=uk Kirk Elliot Twitter -https://twitter.com/bigkirkelliott?lang=en Chemical Warfare Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/chemicalwarfaresupps/ Kirk Elliot Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/theonelife_tolive/ ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

41 MIN2 w ago
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Believe In Yourself And Come Out Fighting – with Kirk Elliot

Hey Presto! Are you the smartest person in the room?

Why you don’t want to be the smartest person in the room. Gavin shares the importance of making the time to learn. Prepare to be uncomfortable, to be challenged and to be least smart person in the room whilst you learn the strategies and tools to take your business to the next level, by sharing some of the stories from a recent event that created significant shifts for attendees and also how applying some of the new tools learnt will shift the valuation of a client’s business by more than 10 times. Learners are earners. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

19 MIN2 w ago
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Hey Presto! Are you the smartest person in the room?

Kevin Bennison on Uplevelling Your Identity. How You Can Challenge Your Identity & Put Down Building Blocks During Times of Momentum

In today’s episode, Gavin talks to ex-paratrooper, and now entrepreneur, coach and trainer, Kevin Bennison about the question of identity, how to recognise the way we see ourselves, and how to change the parts that no longer serve us. Growing your business successfully will require you to step back from time to time to challenge the way you think about yourself, and with Gavin and Kevin’s help, you’ll have all the tools you need. KEY TAKEAWAYS Identity is created - It is our story. It is what defines us. It could be something that life imposes upon us. It is a collection of the disparate elements of life that we experience and adopt as part of our own story. Why do I think this way? Why do I feel this way? These two questions, asked at any time in our lives can provide insight when needed. The first step to healthy change is awareness. Life can be challenging and painful. The key to moving through these periods is to accept these challenges as building blocks for our character. S...

39 MIN3 w ago
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Kevin Bennison on Uplevelling Your Identity. How You Can Challenge Your Identity & Put Down Building Blocks During Times of Momentum

Hey Presto! Questions are the Answer

Mindset is key to business growth. If your business growth has stalled it may have got to the upper level of your thinking. Change your thinking and change your results. The quality of questions we ask ourselves determine the quality of answers we get. In this Hey Presto! we explore a way of formulating questions that will elicit better answers. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

7 MIN3 w ago
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Hey Presto! Questions are the Answer

Mindest is Critical for Business Growth, With This Powerful 6 Step Mindset Model You WILL Transform Your Performance

The STRIVE Model Every week, Gavin works with groups or one-on-one, helping them all to improve their performance, and in every single session, mindset plays a critical role. In this very special exclusive preview episode, Gavin opens the book (literally) on his upcoming work ’Survive And Thrive’, which is soon to be published, presenting for you today an entire chapter devoted to mindset, and the fascinating, empowering STRIVE model, which can instantly set you on the road to a healthy mindset. KEY TAKEAWAYS Human beings are creatures of habit. Most of us follow the same routines daily upon waking and spend each day repeating the last. We get in life what we focus on. If you focus on the negative aspects of your business, they’ll grow. Dwelling on negativity re-routes our neural patterns so that negativity becomes our default brain pattern. We can counteract this negative growth by asking how we can positively impact any decision or instance. STRIVE = S - State. T - Talk (self)....

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Mindest is Critical for Business Growth, With This Powerful 6 Step Mindset Model You WILL Transform Your Performance

Hey Presto! How to lead through change

As we grow our businesses we need to get our team members on board with the changes that are required to deliver that change. I outline how you can pitch the journey ahead so that employees are more likely to be on board with the change. ABOUT THE HOST Gavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter

13 MINSEP 20
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Hey Presto! How to lead through change