Do you own your own business and are frustrated when things go wrong or an outside influence causes you to go off on a tangent?
As a one man band or even a small company that employs a few people as a small company we find the daily challenges of running a business quite challenging.
Most of us have decided to start our own business not because off the millions of pounds that we might make, but more feel that the person who we once worked for we thought we could do a better job than them.
I for one thought that 25 years ago when I worked for a small Australian software house here in London and thought that I could do far better supporting accountants myself then working for this organisation.
The problem is that in a large business there is an infrastructure whereas when you work for yourself, there is no sales, department, finance department or the thing that you love the support department.
I found that out the hard way, now 25 years later and built a few businesses but nothing that gave me real satisfaction until now.
I get paid to play with LEGO* 7 days a week, either via after school clubs, children's birthday parties, school workshops, coding clubs or school holiday clubs and I enjoy every day that I go into my office which is in 9 acres of farmland.
The problem with my business like so many others is it's about getting new clients, it's about managing cash flow, it's about how to expand, employ the right staff members, making sure the staff members are right for the business, making sure employees are paid on time, making sure that we have enough stock. There's so much to do but not enough time to do everything.
Whilst using LEGO one day in a school, I was building a model and thought to myself why don't I use these bricks back in the office to build my challenges and talk through them. Great idea I thought and suddenly I was immersed in my new found skill.
It wasn't a new found skill, this idea had been thought about by someone else nearly 13 years ago and he called it LEGO Serious Play. Wow I thought, someone has come up with using LEGO in business. I immediately looked into this concept and earlier this year became a LEGO Serious Play Facilitator.
Now trained I have fun solving my problems through play. There are white papers, books, youtube video's and lots more on this subject.
I thought who would be interested in solving their problems through play?
On 29th October we will be running a workshop where answers about your business are answered
A 2 course hot / cold lunch will be included in the price for those delegates attending the full day workshop.