I’ve been a bit lazy!


Lazy! I hear you say. Not Clive Leach!

Well maybe not in work, family life, leisure time etc but perhaps in my thinking.

It’s all too easy to get in a success rut, or any rut for that matter. Sometimes, you just need a reminder to make you take stock of where you are. It’s all very well to do OK but is that the best you can be?

It’s easy, when you have a level of success, to become a little complacent. You just need to hear a voice to make you think, “I’m not growing”.

You need to make the conscious decision to be become better. To make more of your situation. To be a better dreamer, planner, educator, trainer, leader.

Sometimes you just need to approach things a little differently. That helps to make a better plan. Have a higher level of quality content and commitment.

For me it’s about The Law of Association.

Just watch this 2 minute 35 second video. If you act upon it you will probably change your plan as I have mine!

Until my next post…….Toodleloo!

Times Are Changing!


It used to be that when a young adult left university, a college, or school they would start their career as an employee. Despite qualifications most young people would commence their career with a “starter job” and then as experience was gained would move onto positions with greater responsibility and some would enter the senior managerial sector of society.  The “starter jobs” would not demand tremendous skills and as technology has advanced the “starter jobs” have disappeared. They have either been replaced by technology, such as robotics in industry or have been outsourced away from developed economies (such as the UK) to developing economies. We have all seen  large corporations transferring their customer service call centres to other lower paid economies but did you know that if you have had a dental crown fitted in the last five years it was probably made in India?

As a nation we are facing a terrific challenge as its likely that we will have enduring youth unemployment. One of the possible ways to resolve this problem is for corporations to offer apprenticeships but in todays straightened economic conditions those opportunities are few and far between. We have all seen in the media countless reports of graduates with excellent degrees struggling to find employment in this country. It seems to me that unless things change very quickly we will have a skill shortage in fifteen to twenty years time where the corporations will be seeking a work force to replace those retiring from positions of responsibility and senior management and will be forced to employ well educated, experienced people from what is currently known as the developing world.

So, what can we do about it? This may sound extreme or grandiose but I believe that we have in our hands an opportunity to create masses of disposable income. In creating masses of disposable income we would be playing our part in stimulating the economy. Not only would you, our fellow distributors benefit from this but so will the economy over the next few years. The key to this is to share our business with as many people as we humanly can so we can help people massively increase their disposable income. This in turn will stimulate the economy which will provide the employment opportunities that are needed in this nation. Let’s face facts! Not everybody will join our business but at least they will have the opportunity to reduce their utility bills. So how do we do this?

You get as many people as you can to look at your business. How? Just keep your eye on Diana’s Facebook page (Diana Ross UW) over the next few weeks for some video tips. If your not a Facebook friend of Diana’s now’s the time to send her a friend request!

Until my next post …….Toodleoo!

A Good Time to Review and Plan


My Dear Reader,

It’s that time of the year when we all look forward to the next twelve months and review the last twelve. Please have a look at this five minute video which encapsulates how Diana and I bring a structured review of the last year and start to make plans for the next. I hope that you enjoy this short vidieo and perhaps you would be so kind to let me know? To view the vidieo just click on the link below.

Our New Year Message

Until my next post………Toodleoo!

Thoughts on Desire.


Thank you one and all for the tremendous feed back that I have received by e-mail, posts on Facebook, Tweets and comments on this blog following my last post “A reflection on (fairly) recent times” which discussed success, inspiration and how inspiration can be found. I’ve thought about this a great deal and I have come to a conclusion that true inspiration is generated by desire.

We can all read an inspiring book, hear and inspiring story, see an inspiring movie, listen to an inspiring speaker and be motivated into an activity. However, this motivation may be limited to a specific type of activity and perhaps will only last for a period of time. Sometimes the period of time can be extensive but my observation tells me that it’s often short-lived. It is my belief, by observation, that true inspiration is created and sustained by a single strong desire or by a multiple number of strong desires. So here are my thoughts on “Desire” but before I burden you, Dear Reader, I would ask you please to at least debate these ideas and concepts. Debate them with your loved ones, your peer group and if no one is willing have an internal debate with yourself. Most importantly for me, is that you should let me know how you feel about these ideas. So, please feel free to “Leave a Reply” in the box below and feel free to start a conversation!

Desire has a number of meanings according to my dictionary and can be used in a number of different ways according to my thesaurus. So, to make it clear lets us take the word “desire” in this context not to mean lust but rather to mean passion. Lust is at best temporary and can be harmful but to be full of passion with a craving for improvement must generate a positive thought process that engenders a high level of sustained activity in order to bring about the realization of the stated desire.

Did you notice that I just used the words “stated desire”? Most people, unfortunately, never realize a strong desire for anything let alone state their desire. However, you dear reader, are probably the exception to the general rule as I suspect that the very reason you are reading this article would suggest that at least you are interested in the concept of success and probably you have at least a wish to be successful and you may have a strong desire to become so. Should a person state their strong desire publicly they are either viewed as a fool or as heroic, dependent upon their audience. Diana and I often make heroic statements to one another which we evaluate by debating the statement. This tests the strength of desire and ultimately defines a course of action.

I’m sure that there are many different areas of desire but the three that spring to mind are financial, health and relationships. The latter category is perhaps the most complex and can be broken down into at least three sub-categories; love, respect and admiration. All of those are complex so, to keep things simple let me confine my remarks to matters financial.

Perhaps, then, the burning question is how do I find the desire? It seems to me that everybody has desire but in most cases it’s buried deep as lots of people are afraid to acknowledge it through fear of failure. The problem lies within our education and experience in life. We are literally programmed by our parents and as developing children by our schooling. It’s a fact that children hear the word “no” five times more that they hear the word “yes” from their parents! Now we can’t blame parents as usually the word “no”is used to keep you from harm or doing something silly. I do have a problem with our education system. In my opinion most of the education today that is available in the developed world is designed to make you “fit in” rather than “stand out”!

I think the question that needs to be answered is how do you unlock the desire and to take the desire forward into sustained high level activity that will transcend your life to mirror your desire. For Diana and I the biggest tool that unlocked our desires was aspiration. We used to look at people who had started with little or nothing. We would listen to their stories of achievement and applaud their success. Diana and I still have aspirations. After all, my mentor suggested to me, many years ago, that it’s a good idea to have a home for every season. Diana and I are only part way there! We used to admire the philanthropists of this world. Diana and I are nowhere near the same league as Bill and Melinda Gates but now we do have a yearly philanthropic plan. My mentor also stated, often, “If you wish to be successful, study successful people”.

In closing. Is it possible to find the way forward by aspiring to emulate people who are obviously successful? I will leave that as your debating point!

Until my next post……..Toodleloo!

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