Released 28 December 2016 Subscribe: iTunes
Jim Lewcock is CEO of The Specialist Works, an innovative advertising and media agency that’s been selected as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. And one of the interesting things about Jim is that he’s recently created Goodwill Rocks, a charity that creates millions of pounds worth of value for other charities by partnering with the advertising industry.
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Jim was on his way to a business meeting and had picked up a couple business books, one of which was Clarity by Jamie Smart.
A few months later when Jim got around to sitting down and reading the book, he had no expectations and that let him open his mind to the content.
Jim really felt that the book was continually opening doors for him and he came to the realization that the teachings from Jamie were more about insight than information.
Jim says that the book Clarity is written in a way that appeals to logical people as well as people who want to read it for its feelings.
He shares the impact that this book has had on him professionally and in his business. He isn’t forcing decisions anymore, which he says he’s been guilty of in the past, and then wasting a lot of time making repairs as a result.
One thing that Jim learnt with being a salesman after reading the book is how to listen effectively.
Along Jim’s journey he has the opportunity to donate to a charity through Virgin United and go on a weeklong journey in South Africa. He also developed a charity program that gives free advertising space to select charities, called this the Goodwill Rocks Project, and today this charity has evolved into a movement of inviting other companies to collaborate and give as well.
“I opened up to the realization that you can basically start changing your reality. You can control your thoughts which therefore controls your experience in life, and that never had occurred to me.”
“Ever since, I have tried to put inquisitiveness as the biggest trait in our business and actually discovering and being insightful.”
“I think you have the right balance there.”
“Everything is just so much more enjoyable if you just take the time to grab the senses.”
“There is listening to answer back and there is listening to actually learn or gain insight.”
“It’s all worth doing and I think it shows; I think people will see that the story really is strong enough to stand the test of time.”