Thursday, 23 January 2014

Karren Brady At Middlesex University: Power Speech

Karren Brady
"Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law." 

This week has been eventful, and tonight's highlight is the empowering and inspiring speech by Karren Brady, or as I call her Mrs. Sugar (since she is on the UK's Apprentice as Lord Sugar's right hand). Although she is way more than that. Her success is amazing. Karren Brady is surly a role model for Business women and entrepreneurs of all genders. Read more about her here. I am dying to read her book now more than ever!

We were very luck to have her tonight at Middlesex University for one of the PG Connect events.  
Karren Brady is even more beautiful in person
She was presented by Katie Bell
Some Highlights from the evening:

Leadership is managing the minds and the hearts. 

In life there are three kinds of people:
- People who make it happen
- People who watch it happen
- People who wonder what happened 

The most important thing any business mind is define their core values. 

Live life with courage

When you are starting a business ask yourself the following questions:
- What are my core values?
- What kind of company do I want to start?
- What kind of environment do I want to create/ or work for?
- Who are the people you want to work?

Opportunities will come to you if you are open to them. 

Five things you need to keep in mind to achieve a successful business:
1- Leadership 
It is different from mangement. 
A true leader can get people together to achieve a goal you can't do alone
2- Ambition 
Your fire, drive and it what sets you apart. 
3- Determination 
Keep going. How you react at tough situations shows your true determination.
4- Attitude
Ask yourself "what's the worst that could happen?" 
5- Direction 
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work.   

Toughest thing about being successful is staying successful

Good is the barrier of being great

Three things Karren Brady looks for when she is hiring: 
1- Determination 
Do your research and show your desire
2- Communication 
Don't be nervous and take the chance to sell yourself. Practice.
3- Enthusiasm (that's the most important one of them all) 
Be energetic, and have a "I will" attitude 

In life there are three boxes: 
1- Work
2- Family
3- Yourself

Everyone wanted an autograph and pix afterwards, wish she had more time
Food Stand! 
My little plate. Don't be fooled I had two more after that!
Students Networking
With Mary from Hop Interior and Katie Bell. 
As Karren Brady said: "Without diversity you cannot receive success."

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