In 2009 I wrote a book called Flip It, with the subtitle of how to get the best out of everything. I had no idea when I wrote it that now would be the perfect time for Flip It and the tools and techniques within it.
And yet, over the last few weeks, more people than ever have contacted me to talk about Flip It since Chris Evans raved about it on Radio 2. They all wanted to share what a difference Flip It is making to their lives during this challenging time.
Then last week, the designer Kelly Hoppen shared with her 178,000 Instagram followers how much she loved Flip It and how we need to use Flip IT thinking now.
Flip It thinking is simple but not easy.
There’s a positive for every negative.
Your job is to find them.
In the book, I share a whole range of tools and techniques. Even I found that on rereading, there’s never been a better time to introduce or reintroduce Flip It thinking.
As a wonderful coincidence, Amazon are currently selling the Flip It Kindle version for half price.
It’s been quite an extraordinary seven days. Almost 1,000 people have watched our Love in a lockdown webinar, where Christine and I give tools and techniques to help couples who and now living and working together 24/7.
I knew Christine would be good, but I had no idea how brilliant she would be in front of the camera. I was in awe of her cool, calm and collected nature, her wit and wisdom and most importantly how she stayed completely on brand and loved me afterwards!
You can watch it as an encore event here.
I’m also humbled by the number of people who contacted me after last week’s newsletter where I shared that I’d ‘had a wobble’. The outpouring of concern and love was incredible -thank you.
This week I have decided to do less and I’m certainly feeling the benefits.
I’m mentally and physically preparing for the UK lockdown to last at least a couple of months and in doing so, have realised that it’s okay to slow down.
Many people (me included) wanted to do everything in the first few weeks. New WhatsApp groups appeared, House Party’s were arranged and Zoom family get togethers hastily organised.
Many went from being concerned about not seeing loved ones to seeing too much of them!
I’m going to continue to broadcast live training development and motivational sessions on my Facebook How to Be Brilliant Group. The group is an absolute beacon of positivity and an ideas factory of tips, tools and techniques.
I’ll send you at least one newsletter a week and will be as active as sensibly possible on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.
I’ve never wanted to be a social influencer, so I don’t feel any pressure to post something every day.
Hang in there folks, the world will be a very different place when we come through this – and hopefully a better one.
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