Are unsure how you can really get your business idea to take off? Can you make the boat go faster? What does that even mean?
Ben and Tom’s business Will it Make the Boat Go Faster helps leaders and teams define their ambition and achieve what they never thought was possible.
Ben was part of an underachieving Men’s Eight who in 1998 set themselves a crazy goal of winning an Olympic Gold Medal in just two years.
We had a clear goal and that was to win – but the only thing we could control was how fast we went.Ben Hunt – Will it make the boat go faster
By focusing on their performance, their results started improving, giving them the belief that their crazy goal may not be so crazy after all.
To make sure your business keeps growing and achieving the results you want and need to create an Olympic, gold medal-winning mindset like Ben.
Listen today as Ben talks to you about his journey from Olympic gold medallist to freelance business owner and find out how you can make the boat go faster too.
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So will it make the boat go faster?
Ben’s Olympic rowing team developed a whole new way of working and began challenging everything they did with the question: “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?” If it did, they would keep doing it, if it didn’t they’d try something different.
With this mindset, on the 25th of September 2000, Ben and his crew won Gold at the Sydney Olympics.
Now their story acts as a reminder that with the right approach people are capable of amazing things.
So thinking big and creating the right strategy really does work!
There are lots of ways you can make your consultancy slightly different to that of others…Ben Hunt – How to make the boat go faster
Growing your own consulting business
“Clarity about what you are trying to do, what you want to be, where you want to be in the next six, nine, twelve months, and having an idea of what good looks like for you is really important.
So long as you keep learning, changing and experimenting you’ll find a different way of doing things and things will continue to get better.
There are quite a lot of us in the world of training and development who do similar things, so understanding what you offer very clearly is important too.
You need to be very clear about those differences and how you make sure that your potential clients think they are important and significant.”
Take-aways you don’t want to miss
- How you can negotiate your price up
- How to set your consultancy prices
- Key ways to market your business
- How you can avoid hiring mistakes
- How you can attract the right consultancy clients
Some resources for you
Will it Make the Boat Go Faster – Ben Hunt Davis corporate training brand
Olympic-winning Strategies for Everyday Success – Recommended reading, link to Ben’s book
Performance Insights from an Olympic gold Medallist – All about Ben Hunt Davis
LinkedIn – Connect on LinkedIn with Ben Hunt Davis