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Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers and life in general.

From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is where the magic happens.

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Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers and life in general.

From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is where the magic happens.

    5 Top Tips - How You Can Drop The Guilt

    5 Top Tips - How You Can Drop The Guilt

    In this episode, Jeannette shares 5 tips to help you to get rid of feeling guilty about things that you have nothing to feel guilty about. As well as how to process those feelings in a healthy way should you make a mistake or fail to do something. 

     

    Jeannette starts by looking at the neuroscience behind why we feel guilty. She then shares her tips to help you break free of negative guilt cycles and avoid getting into them in the first place.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Feeling guilty all the time and beating yourself up is not healthy.
    Sometimes you feel guilty about things you haven´t done e.g., not getting through your to-do list.
    Guilt performs a powerful social function – it helps to govern our behaviour.
    There is a good neuroscience reason behind feeling guilty. Jeannette explains the mechanism in the podcast.
    We all tend to blow things out of proportion and feel really guilty about relatively small errors.
    Doing one bad thing does not make you a bad person.
    Be kind to yourself and forgive yourself.
    Apologizing helps to assuage guilt, but you need to be careful about how you do it. Jeannette explains in the podcast. 
    Learning from the mistakes you make and the things you do wrong is still important. It just needs to be done in a balanced way.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Sometimes you can feel guilty even for the things you haven´t done.’

    ‘Actually, our brains reward us for feelings of guilt. ´

    ‘But when it comes to feelings of guilt, you know, sometimes we blow it up out of all proportion.’





    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.

     

    Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/

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    Podcast Description

     

    Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is the order of the day.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    Mark Ormrod MBE, Royal Marine Veteran, Triple Amputee & Invictus Gold Medalist – Turning tragedy into opportunity

    Mark Ormrod MBE, Royal Marine Veteran, Triple Amputee & Invictus Gold Medalist – Turning tragedy into opportunity

    In this episode, Jeannette speaks to Mark Ormrod MBE, a Royal Marines veteran, who became a triple amputee when an improvised explosive device exploded while he was on foot patrol. Despite that, he recovered to the point where he now leads a full and active life and is a true inspiration to so many. Mark competed in 2 Invictus Games, winning 4 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze medals. Today, he is an inspirational speaker, podcaster, property investor and author who has also spent 10 years working in the charity sector. 

     

    Mark explains how he managed to fight his way back to fitness after being told by one doctor he would never walk again. He shares some of the many lessons he learned. Including how this experience has shaped his life and enabled him to achieve so much since being injured. Including how it has helped him to succeed in business and his personal life.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Mark was the first triple amputee in the UK since WWI so there was no roadmap for his recovery.
    Having someone who has been through something before you provide guidance makes the world of difference.
    When you see someone else do what others say is impossible, you know you can do the same and it motivates you.
    To get back to walking Mark had to carry on even when he was in pain and bleeding.
    Incremental gains still get you there - 1% is still progress.
    If you have something big to achieve, you need to break it down into smaller realistic goals to get there.
    Tragedy can open doors for you and provide opportunities, but it is up to you to take the next step and take advantage of them.
    There are tons of ways to make a good living, especially online.
    Have the right mindset and just take action.
    Don´t overcomplicate things.
    It's amazing what a good cry can achieve, it really can purge everything out of you.
    If you are at rock bottom you have to set a goal and work towards it.
    When you get things back on track after tragedy, stay humble and find ways to give back.
    Don’t be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘If there´s something that you want to accomplish the fastest and easiest way to do it is to find someone who´s already accomplished it.’

    ‘In less than a year, I went from a guy telling me I´m going to be in a wheelchair to not even owning one. ´

    ‘Incremental gains – 1% is still progress.’

    ‘The resources are there if you want to go out and do something.’





    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    In the early hours of 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. Thanks to the swift action of the men around him and the intervention of the Medical Emergency Response Team he was airlifted via helicopter to an emergency field hospital in a desperate attempt to try and save his life. An innovative and dangerous procedure carried out onboard a Chinook helicopter en route to the hospital did save his life. He woke up three days later in the UK in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham: Both legs amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above the elbow. He was the UK’s first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict.

     

    During his recovery the doctors told him that he’d never walk again and that he should prepare himself for the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

     

    Now it would have been understandable for Mark to bitterly withdraw in a state of anger and depression and to resign himself to live life on the sidelines. It would have been easy for him to cash in his disability pension and whittle away the days, forever regretting the decision to join the Marines and to deploy to Afghanistan, but he didn’t. To the contrary he used his set back as a springboard for growth and reinvention.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    3 Focus Areas For Business Leaders Profit, Growth & Brand Reputation

    3 Focus Areas For Business Leaders Profit, Growth & Brand Reputation

    In this episode, Jeannette shares 3 of the areas business leaders need to focus on to achieve success. The advice she provides applies to all business leaders regardless of the size of the enterprise they are running. Her advice applies equally to those that lead teams within a business. Jeanette takes her listeners through the tried and tested method that keeps her business growing.

     

    If you feel that you are wading through mud and are struggling to work out what to focus on, this podcast is for you. It shows you how to prioritize profit, growth, and brand reputation.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    You need clarity and focus to take your business forward.
    Those that lead teams within a company also need this clarity and focus.
    It is not unusual for business leaders to feel lost, at times. But you can easily solve that issue and find the clarity you need.
    Good people are essential – without them, you cannot take your business in the direction you have chosen.
    Sit down, without distractions, and identify the projects and tasks you are currently spending time on as a business.
    Identify whether profit, growth, or brand reputation is most important, at the moment. Jeanette explains how to do this in the podcast.
    Having worked out where your focus should be, it is time to create an action plan.
    Incorporating targets into the action plan will keep things moving forward.
    Periodically reviewing whether you are still focusing on the right areas for your business will ensure you stay current and relevant.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘People think you’re the boss, you’ve got all the answers, often that is not the case.’

    ‘Create the right environment to get your head around where you are now. ´

    ‘If you don´t follow up with action, it is meaningless really.’





    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.

     

    Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/

    YOUTUBE

    LinkedIn

    Facebook

    Instagram

     

    Podcast Description

     

    Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is the order of the day.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    Rory Underwood MBE, Rugby Legend – Winning on the Pitch, in the Air and in Business!!

    Rory Underwood MBE, Rugby Legend – Winning on the Pitch, in the Air and in Business!!

    Do you want to fly higher and faster with less effort? Listen to this podcast to start yourself on that path.

     

    In this episode, Jeannette interviews Rory Underwood MBE, a former RAF flight-lieutenant, England’s rugby union record try scorer, and now CEO of his consultancy business Wingman. During his 14-year rugby career, he became England´s highest try scorer, a record he still holds to this day! His RAF flight safety role and top rugby career both taught him how to perform to an exceptionally high level. Rory has since founded Wingman, a development and performance consultancy, to help businesses, teams and individuals create and sustain high performance. During the podcast, Rory explains why he founded Wingman and the unique techniques he uses to enable his clients to perform and fulfil their potential.

     

    Rory explains how he managed to combine family life with working full-time and playing rugby at the highest level, achieving the elusive work-life balance. Jeannette and Rory also discuss how his early life shaped his outlook and his approach to business. In the podcast, Rory shares a wealth of information that every business owner can benefit from applying, regardless of size or industry.





    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    With the right mindset and discipline, it’s possible to excel at several things at once - my job was flying jets for the RAF, my hobby was playing rugby for England & Leicester Tigers!
    Wingman covers all 3 aspects of Rory’s career of flying, sports and business.
    Strive to be the best you can be in everything you do.
    As soon as you know something let people know what’s going on – ‘work on the basis of no surprises’.
    It’s good to be optimistic, with a small element of pessimism, so you’re ready should things go wrong.
    A sense of resilience is really important to overcome and give things a go.
    Training, education and teamwork can be used to mitigate risk.
    Work-life balance does not necessarily mean 50:50, the split will be different for different people.
    As an entrepreneur you’re your worst boss, ‘you don’t pay yourself enough and don’t give yourself enough time off’ – it’s important to block downtime for yourself.
    Fundamentally as human beings we all make mistakes.
    Mutually beneficial relationships are key, and having the ability to work with like-minded people is a good place to be.
    For any business communication is key. In the podcast, Rory explains how to open up communication channels.
    If someone asks you what sounds like a stupid question, you have not explained it well enough.
    Being able to explain complicated things simply to potential clients helps you to sell more.
    Lots of people have the same challenges, so talk about it and you will get support and clarity
    Understanding what you as a company are trying to achieve and being customer-facing is essential.
    At some point as an entrepreneur you have to let go of the reigns
    High performance comes from having clarity of purpose, the right people, and efficient processes.
    Identify what is causing the drag in your businesses in order to lift your business and help you grow.
    Listen to anyone that wants to talk to you, but remember it is you that decides what to take from that conversation.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I´ve always been an optimist with a small percentage of pessimism. Always looked on the bright side but also been ready for when it goes wrong.´

    ‘The only mistake you’ll ever make is the one you don’t learn from’

    ‘If you can´t describe something complicated, simply, then you don´t really understand it’

    ‘There are lots of people out there who are facing the same interesting challenges, so talk about it’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

    www.wingmanltd.com

    www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Rory Underwood is probably best known for his international r

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Tables Turned on Me by Laura Muse of Social Propertypreneur - Talking All Things Property & Business

    Tables Turned on Me by Laura Muse of Social Propertypreneur - Talking All Things Property & Business

    In this episode, Jeannette is interviewed by Laura Muse for the Social Propertypreneur podcast. They discuss how Jeannette runs multiple businesses, at once, including property investing. She shares details of her work as a property investor, mentor, board advisor and consultant, including some of the advice and tips, she gives to her clients. 





    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Anyone can achieve their potential in life.
    Role models play a vital role in tackling inequality of all kinds.
    If you see a role where you can do 70% of it, don´t focus on the 30% you have no direct experience of doing. Apply anyway.
    Everyone is different. There is no one size fits all solution. A mentor will tailor their approach to suit you so that you can make fast progress.
    Self-belief is critical to success. Imposter syndrome really holds you back.
    Having a clear vision of what you want to do is critical.
    The buy, refurbish, refinance property business is a great way to create passive income.
    Once you get your business processes in place most things become copy and paste.
    The majority of people already have most of the skills they need to successfully run a property business.
    Within the property industry, people are generally happy to help others who work in the field.
    CoVid is causing financial hardship, which will continue, but there are always opportunities out there.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘You just have to try and really work on those little Gremlins and that self-belief. ´

    ‘Having people that you trust is key.’

    ‘Everyone has transferable skills.’

    ‘The key is to make rational, calm decisions.’





    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

    www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.

     

    Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com

    YOUTUBE

    LinkedIn

    Facebook

    Instagram

     

    ABOUT LAURA MUSE

    Laura Muse is a property developer based in Sheffield, who in her first year raised over £4m of investment through the power of social media. Her company I Squared Property which she runs alongside her husband James as grown from strength to strength enabling them to double their portfolio to 14 units in the first 12 months.

    Laura specialises in raising private finance for their business, now coming to the end of their second New Build projects of 3 units they managed to build during lockdown and funded by an Angel Investor…. Laura and James have some very exciting projects coming up.

    Laura and James specialise in BRR, Build to rent/sell and Commercial in Sheffield and surrounding areas as well as a Lettings agency to help other Landlord with their investments.

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    PODCAST DESCRIPTION

    Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is the order of the day.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Tej Talks, The Master of Personal Branding - From Zero to £1.3m in 9 Months

    Tej Talks, The Master of Personal Branding - From Zero to £1.3m in 9 Months

    In this episode, Jeannette interviews Tej Singh who is a UK property investor, podcaster and personal brand expert. He took his portfolio from zero to £1.3 million in under 9 months and has built a phenomenal podcast Tej Talks already with over 600,000 downloads. Tej explains how he did this and discusses some of the mistakes he made, including why moving at a slightly slower pace would have been a wiser approach.

     

    Tej built a strong brand and network, mostly through social media, which gave him easy access to finance, investment opportunities, and the skilled people he needed. Anybody can do the same, Tej explains how in the podcast.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    It's all too easy to find yourself wearing golden handcuffs - making good money but doing something you don´t like.
    Work with people who have the same values as you.
    When starting a business, not rushing things enables you to learn valuable lessons that lead to you moving far faster, in the long run.
    Putting people first naturally improves your profit.
    Having a network of good people is massively beneficial.
    Social media is a highly effective way to build yourself a personal brand and a valuable network of people with the skills and trades you need.
    Building a strong brand presents you with opportunities and finance you would not otherwise have access to.
    On social media, be consistent and engage with other people´s content, which helps you to grow your brand.
    Podcasts are a great way to reach more people.
    If you run a podcast, answer the questions people ask and be yourself.
    When it comes to property or business being analytical and knowing your figures is essential.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘What you should be thinking is, I can do it, but should I do it?’

    ‘If you put people first, your profits will naturally be much greater. ´

    ‘When going through life, always question things.’

    ‘Brave means doing things that other people are not willing to do.’

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    The Tej Talks Guide: Building a Profitable Property Business

    Instagram

    Tej Talks on Spotify

    tej-talks.com/

    Google Podcasts Tej Talks

    Stitcher Tej Talks

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Tej Singh is a property investor who grew his UK property portfolio from zero to  £1.3 million in less than 9 months, through investor finance. He is a serial entrepreneur who has leveraged social media to provide a springboard for his business ventures. Now, he is inspiring others to do the same. Showing them how through his website, book, and Tej Talks podcast, where he has interviewed over 120 property investors.

    Prior to property, Tej founded and managed a Recruitment company for 3 years that saw profits almost double every year

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.

     

    Jeannette is a down to earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/

    YOUTUBE

    LinkedIn

    Facebook

    Instagram

     

    PODCAST DESCRIPTION

     

    Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international business to the dining room tables o

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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galros86 ,

Tej Talks Episode

This is the first time I have listened to Brave, Bold & Brilliant and so far, SO GOOD! I had some great take aways Tej Talk episode and would recommend any entrepreneur give it a listen! Inspiring, entertaining and worth it!

GatsFlorida ,

Anne Houlton

Really enjoyed this one Anne is down to earth, extremely relatable and I feel the property world has given her a means to show and help others to become financially independent. Well done JL

Chris

Wonk_72 ,

Brilliant

The presenter does a great job connecting her boardroom experiences with day to day entrepreneurism.

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