Oh, the irony! My lovely publishers, Capstone, have just sent me a massive chocolate box from the prestigious chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, as an early (and incredibly luxurious) Christmas gift. Tragically, I managed to quit sugar a month ago and have managing to steer clear of the deliciously addictive stuff one day at a time. And then this arrives! It's like sending a kilo of pure Bolivian marching powder to a reformed crackhead. And it got me thinking… What if we were to auction this enormous Hotel Chocolat gift to the highest bidder, and give the proceeds to two of my favourite children's charities?
In fact, what if we were to sweeten the (already extremely sweet) pot further, by including a 2-hour 1:1 Clarity Coaching session with me, Jamie Smart, author of the International #1 bestselling book, CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results…
So here's what's happening. We're auctioning off a package, including…
1) the enormous Hotel Chocolat box of chocolates
2) plus a 2-hour Clarity Coaching session with me, Jamie Smart (either by phone, or at a London location of your choice)
3) plus an autographed copy of my book, #1 bestselling book, CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results This really is one of the most powerful gifts you could give to yourself or someone you care about to ensure that 2014 is your most inspiring, successful and fulfilling year so far!
About the Hotel Chocolat box
Contains a MASSIVE Christmas Cracker, filled with delicious Hotel Chocolat luxury chocolates. Here's what Hotel Chocolat say about this unusually large cracker: Our striking, over-sized cracker is the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas get-togethers and parties – by its sheer size it never fails to raise a smile and a gasp or two. But just wait until the 40 chocolates come tumbling out, complete with 12 party hats and jokes. Including smooth pralines and silky soft ganaches, luscious champagne truffles, dreamy caramels and more. Cracker measures a staggering 64cm across! It weighs a whopping 460g / 16.2oz
About your Clarity Coaching Session
You’re going to have a 2-hour, deeply transformational 1:1 Clarity Coaching session with me, Jamie Smart. You can use this profound session to get clarity on a specific problem you've been struggling with, a decision you've been trying to make, or some specific area of your life where you'd like to experience greater clarity. Alternatively, you can use it to start experiencing greater clarity in EVERY aspect of your life. In this powerful, 2 hour session (worth £2,000), you're going to…
– Get clarity on whatever is most important to you, so that you can move forward with a sense of security and confidence about the path ahead
– Get deeply connected with the "inner blueprint" for your life, so that you can feel assured that the decisions you make are coming from your deepest wisdom
– Uncover the obstacles you may have been struggling with until now, & have powerful insights about how you can clear them and move forward
– Get a crystal clear action plan, so you can leave the session feeling inspired, confident and refreshed, clear about how you're going to move forward
You'll also get an autographed copy of my book, CLARITY, as well as whatever recordings or products I feel will be most beneficial to supporting you in your journey (this may include unreleased recordings from workshops I've run where people have paid £2,000 or more to attend!). As you can see, the total package is weighing in at well over £2,000 worth of delicious and inspiring Christmas value.
Plus, when you're the bidder who wins this life-changing & yummy package, you're going to be supporting the kids who need it most. Here's a bit about the charities that will be sharing 100% of the proceeds between them (a 50/50 split), Kids Company &; Bamboozle Theatre Company:
Bamboozle Theatre Company Ltd
Bamboozle was founded by Christopher Davies and Sue Pyecroft in 1994. Bamboozle is a charity that uses the power of theatre to transform the lives of children with learning disabilities. Bamboozle’s aim is to offer children the opportunity to interact meaningfully with the world, and to confound expectations of what disabled children can achieve. Bamboozle takes high quality, interactive and immersive performances into theatres and special schools in order to reach, engage and entertain all children – whatever their ability. They provide creative and innovative learning experiences for children with special needs and share their pioneering methodology with teachers and educators through training and research projects. They produce captivating multi-sensory experiences for profoundly disabled children and their whole families – and finds ways to engage those that can seem hardest to reach. (Registered Charity Number: 1136157)
Here’s what people say about their work:
“Amazing!! My student gets very little pleasure from most day to day activities as he is very sensitive, is totally blind, not usually happy with physical stimulation and spends a lot of his day self-harming. He wears a boxing helmet to protect his face from the harm and is usually covered in blankets for comfort. Today he sat through the whole Bamboozle experience with minimum blankets, his helmet off and his head held high. He laughed and rocked and vocalised to the show. He welcomed the sensory touch and quite obviously enjoyed every bit of the show – some staff were practically brought to tears to see his interaction. Total credit to the Bamboozle team, words cannot express what they bring to students at Hollybank. Thank you so much!!” Hollybank Trust
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. Its services reach 36,000 children across London and Bristol, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical or emotional challenges. The charity provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Their services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 they were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential. (Registered Charity Number: 1068298)
Here’s what people say about their work: "Helping London's most damaged and disadvantaged children is a vocation for Camila Batmanghelidjh. But she's no soft touch. The way she runs Kids Company draws admiration from politicians and business leaders alike" – Director Magazine, on the creator of Kids Company
Jamie Smart is an internationally renowned executive coach, speaker and author of the #1 bestselling book CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results. He shows individuals and organizations the unexpected keys to clarity; the ultimate leverage point for creating more time, better decisions and meaningful results. He's interviewed regularly on Sky TV News and on the BBC, as well as in numerous publications including The Daily Telegraph and The Times.
Here’s what people say about Jamie's coaching & his book:
"Jamie has been coaching me to deepen my understanding of the inside-out nature of life… and I continue to be delighted with the results. He connects deeply, really listens, and patiently just keeps pointing me back in the direction of my own inner wisdom. I’ve had many coaches throughout my life and career. Jamie ‘gets’ me in terms of where I am in my life, and has accelerated my understanding hugely. The pay-off? Incredible clarity and a deep and profound feeling of joy, well-being and gratitude.” – Kimberley Hare, Managing Director, Kaizen Training
"A refreshing approach and a good read for anyone in business." – Paul McKenna
Wishing you increasing clarity,
PS If you're the person who wins this auction, I'm looking forward to trumpeting your name to the rest of our community, and plastering your picture all over Facebook. Obviously, this will be great PR for you and your business, AND… if you don't want that, please let me know. I'm so grateful to be connected with such an amazing community of people, and I'm glad that you're part of it.
PPS the auction closes on Saturday, 21 Dec at 16:11 gmt