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#ALB 58 – The PE teacher who climbed a mountain (or six...)

11/7/2019
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#ALB 58 – The PE teacher who climbed a mountain (or six...) Who is Ben Knight?.... Ben Knight is the founder of High 5 Sports and Activity Camps. There's a saying: all who wander are not lost. This would probably be a good way to describe Ben's life so far. Wanderlust means a strong desire to travel. And this is certainly something that Ben can relate to. The planning, challenges, new experiences, that feeling of stepping out of the comfort zone is and has always been something which...

Duration:00:53:14

#ALB57 - The man who stood on an IED

10/3/2019
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ALB57 – The Man who stood on an IED Who is Mark Ormrod? On Christmas Eve, 2007 Royal Marines Commando, Mark Ormrod was out on a routine foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan when he stepped on and triggered an Improvised Explosive Device. He was airlifted via helicopter to an emergency field hospital when an innovative and dangerous procedure saved his life. He woke up three days later back in the UK with both legs amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above...

Duration:01:23:33

#ALB56 - The Japanese Trainspotter

9/5/2019
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ALB56 – The Japanese Trainspotter Who is Chris King? Chris has built a business around his greatest passions - travel, riding trains and Japanese food. Originally from the UK, Chris King now lives in Osaka, Japan, and spends a lot of his time travelling by train in Japan, Britain, Asia and Europe. Chris started the Train Hacker website when he was living in Britain to help people save money on rail travel. The project then branched out to Europe and Japan, helping train travellers find...

Duration:00:51:47

#ALB55 - The Black Belt Wedding Singer

8/1/2019
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This episode is with soon to be black belt wielding, wedding singer Jamie Reeves from The Best Singing Waiters. So,who is Jamie? Jamie started out as a DJ when he was just 16 years old and travelled around Europe at the age of 20 as a singer. After establishing himself as a Robbie Williams tribute act, he set up his own entertainment agency and started managing various different tribute acts including Take That, Meatloaf and Amy Winehouse. Jamies’ entertainment agency was primarily aimed...

Duration:00:50:13

BBC Routine Machine

7/15/2019
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Duration:00:27:12

#ALB-54 Routine Machine

7/4/2019
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#ALB54 - Routine Machine This episode is a little different from the norm - it’s a LIVE reading (complete with some stumbles) of a few chapters from John Lamerton’s latest book on habits and routines - Routine Machine. Why did John write a morning routine book? Last August John was on holiday in sunny Corfu with his family, whilst there he started plotting out some notes, he did this with a view to writing a potential second book, a follow up to the successful Big Ideas... for...

Duration:00:39:42

#ALB53 - John's first business mentor and coach

6/6/2019
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In this episode John and Jason are joined by special guest Clarke Duncan. Who is Clarke Duncan? Clarke was John’s very first business mentor back in the day and he also appeared heavily in John’s first book ‘Big Ideas for Small Businesses’ “I was very lucky when I first started my business – there were a number of people, who at first glance would appear to be my competitors – those who ran similar businesses to mine. And for some reason, they were happy to share tips, tactics, and...

Duration:00:56:40

#ALB52 - With Elaine Colliar

5/2/2019
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In this episode John and Jason are joined by Elaine Colliar. Elaine is the Five Times World Mind Mapping Champion and Grand Master Trainer for Tony Buzan International Ltd. Tony Buzan was Elaine's mentor, tragically since recording this podcast in March, Tony suffered a heart attack and sadly passed away. This episode is dedicated to Tony, a name we are sure you will still hear and talk of in many many years to come when discussing the world of Mind Mapping, a true gift that Tony has...

Duration:00:49:36

#ALB51 - With Carly Freemont

4/4/2019
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In this episode we are joined by Carly Freemont of 'Freemont Property Solutions' based in Plymouth. Carly talks to us about her career as a professional dancer and how this took an unexpected turn, but more importantly how she overcome this with a positive attitude and threw herself into a brand new venture. Discover what Freemont Property Solutions offer, how Carly continues to focus on her self-development, plus much more. For links to everything we talk about, including the...

Duration:00:46:31

#ALB50 - With Jason Shiers

3/7/2019
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In this episode we are joined by transformative coach and certified psychotherapist Jason Shiers. Join us for an in-depth discussion around mindset, designing your life around decisions, using creativity and much more. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business....

Duration:00:53:57

#ALB49 - With David Aggiss and Tom Boulden of Three Sixty Mortgages

2/7/2019
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In today's episode we are joined by David Aggiss and Tom Boulden of Three Sixty Mortgages who are based in Plymouth. During this podcast we discuss, priorities making them and keeping them, how to obtain and maintain healthy business partnerships, what happens when someone wants to exit a partnership, shareholders, and much more. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show...

Duration:01:10:04

#ALB48 - First Podcast of 2019 - New Year Special

1/3/2019
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First podcast of 2019 - New Year Special "Time above all else" "Looking at opportunities from a different perspective" "If I am saying yes to this, what am I saying no to? Something's got to give" Following on from John Lamerton interviewing Jason brockman, this episode sees the tables turned with the interviewer becoming the interviewee. This podcast talks about John's 2018's resolutions what were they? Did he keep them? What is in store for 2019? For links to...

Duration:00:46:22

#ALB47 - Christmas Special 2018 with John Lamerton and Jason Brockman

12/26/2018
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"Committing to it, then figuring out how you are going to do it" "No real rational reasons just outside my comfort zone" In this Christmas episode you will hear from the two founders of Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Sit back and listen to John Lamerton interviewing Jason Brockman reflecting on the last 12 months of personal goal setting, overcoming obstacles, fundraising and business. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and...

Duration:00:40:23

#ALB46 - How Tracy Irwin runs a UK business from Sunny Spain

12/6/2018
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"I tell people how lucky I am but actually it took 16 years of hard work to get here." In today's episode, we're joined by Tracy Irwin, founder of TI Accountancy and TI Payroll. Tracy's business is based in the Lake District, but Tracy herself is not. She runs her empire from the sunny shores of Spain. Tracy shares with us the process she went through to extract herself from the day to day running of the business, ensuring that even though she may be more than a thousand miles away...

Duration:00:36:51

#ALB45 - Elvis isn't dead... and neither is print media - Alan Marriott

11/8/2018
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"A lot of people will tell you that print media is dead. And I think that they're absolutely wrong." Back in the 80's, Geoff Capes could rip a Yellow Pages in half with his bare hands. I reckon I could give it a go these days. Want to know why print media ISN'T dead? Why a leaflet doesn't have a front and a back? or what "massively powerful tool" is "underestimated and underutilised"? You're going to LOVE episode #45 of the ALB podcast then, with our guest...

Duration:00:43:43

#ALB44 - How Jon Monks DOUBLED his sales, whilst working HALF as hard

10/4/2018
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Everyone loves Black Friday, right? Especially today's guest Jon Monks. Last year, Jon managed to DOUBLE the previous year's Black Friday sales figures. But he managed to do so whilst working HALF as hard. So much so, that he left the office at 4pm, as there was nothing for him to do - the till was ringing all by itself! In this episode you'll discover: Jon has the following quote written on his office walls: "We have the products. We have the knowledge. We have the skill." In the...

Duration:00:47:16

#043 - The LAST EVER Big Idea Podcast...

9/6/2018
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"And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain..." That's right boys and girls, this is the FINAL EVER episode of the Big Idea Podcast! "Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention..." It's also the shortest episode we've ever recorded.. "Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When I bit off more than I could chew..." But don't panic - we're not going anywhere! We're simply getting a new name - the "Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast." - we're also...

Duration:00:06:38

#042 - How a subscription model could GROW your business

8/1/2018
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Want to get more customers? Who come back more often? And spend more money? A subscription model could be the answer to your prayers - The likes of Amazon, Netflix, Graze, Naked Wines and Sky have all cottoned onto it - even the dear old Milkman is making a comeback, so isn't it about time you did the same? This episode is a brief overview of a Masterclass that we delivered for the One Percent Club, our very own subscription business! For links to everything we talk about, including the...

Duration:00:31:35

#041 - How to SPECTACULARLY fail your way to success...

7/5/2018
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We tackle Fear of Failure in this month's episode, with lessons and advice from Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Scott Adams. We learn about the £100k risk that John and Jason are taking right now, and also tell you how John made £50k by playing Fifa... For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of...

Duration:00:51:54

#040 - Take a simple idea (and take it seriously...)

6/1/2018
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We "keep it simple, stupid" in this episode, with key takeaways and lessons from Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger about the power of simplicity in business. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Big Idea Podcast, join our Facebook Group for FREE - you can then watch our ugly...

Duration:00:39:03