My Interview with Brian Carruthers

The awesome interview with Brian Carruthers is now available in our library. The hints, tips and methodology that were packed into this short video is just phenomenal.


Wow, wow and again wow!

I’ve just interviewed Brian Carruthers, author of Building an Empire.

Brian Carruthers

It was a forty minute, power packed, inspirational conversation with a huge amount of strategies, hints, tips and time management. This is a must watch interview and if you missed our live broadcast then you can see a recording and all our other stuff by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCin81tIydqqOAKORAglBkLg

It’s rare but I feel compelled to completely endorse his book. It’s not just packed with information but it’s a great read as well!

You won’t regret this investment of your time!

Until my next post……….Toodleoo

Who Influences You?

Two of the most influential mentors in the industry today. Your chance to hear them speak for free!


My Dear Beloved Reader,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything on my blog and the main reason is that I’ve just been putting ot off! In other words I have been suffering from a severe dose of procrastination. So much so, that I thought I would write an article on procrastination but I’ve decided to do that tomorrow. Oh!, dear reader, I can hear you groaning right now. I wanted to share an interesting experience with you and that’s to do with influence or asscoiation.

For the last two years or so Diana (a.k.a. She Who Must Be Obeyed) and I have deliberately sought out leaders in the Network Marketing Industry in order to hear their stories,compare strategies, discuss common challenges and this has been an illuminating adventure. The culmination of this great adventure is that we are grateful that we have enjoyed fabulous hospitality and have built lasting friendships with many high achievers in our industry. For those of you that follow our live broadcasts you will have already seen a direct result of this in our recent interview with the author of Beach Money, Jordan Adler. Jordan has an unusual story. His first eleven years in the industry were not a raving success. In fact Jordan didn’t introduce anybody to his business until year eleven! Now Jordan is one of the highest achievers in the industry. If you missed our interview with Jordan you can view a recording by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQIe4twaiJY

Jordan Adler

Jordan Adler

This coming Sunday, February 15 at 19:00 GMT we are excited that we will be interviewing another legend, Brian Carruthers, author of “Building an Empire”. Brian has a different syle to Jordan. Brian hit the ground running and for a decade Brian recruited an average of ten people a month and has grown an organisation of over 350,000 distributors. Brian’s methodology of maximising his time and where to concentrate his efforts is a lesson to all of us.

Brian Carruthers

Brian Carruthers

https://plus.google.com/events/cfu7uuct24smdrg7bokl268ek5g

To take part in this extraordinary broadcast and have the opportunity to ask Brian your question please follow the following briefing note which was originally published on my Facebook account http://www.facebook.com/clive.leach:

How to get the best from our live broadcasts.

I know that we have a lot of new friends who have never seen one of our broadcasts and I am aware that a few people have had problems accessing them. So, I thought I would write a short brief so you can have the best possible viewing experience. Let’s take this Sunday’s upcoming broadcast. You will get a much richer viewing experience using a desktop or a laptop rather than a tablet or smartphone. You can watch them with these devices but it’s not as good.

The first thing to do is click on the link below as soon as you have read this brief. If you have already signed up for a free account with Google + you will be taken to our “Event” page and you will see three buttons in a box entitled “Are You Going To Watch” and then select “Yes”, “No” or “Maybe”.

If you are not a member of Google + I strongly recommend that you join and not only will you have a much better viewing experience but you will be able to ask questions during the live broadcast. If you’re not a member just look at the top of the screen and you will see a button with “Join Google +”. Click on the button and follow the simple online instructions and it takes about two minutes to create an account. You only have to do this once and it’s free! Just remember your password!

When you’re ready to view the broadcast, just click on the link a few minutes before the start time  and you will be taken to the event page and you will see a screen with a play button in a circle (looks a bit like an arrowhead). Click on the button and you will see an announcement that the broadcast will start in x minutes and will count down. Then, at the start time, as if by magic, I will appear in living colour! Don’t forget to tune in and we will have some fun!

https://plus.google.com/events/cfu7uuct24smdrg7bokl268ek5g

Until Sunday night…Toodeloo!

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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!

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!

A reflection on (fairly) recent times.


When I was twenty-five years of age I thought that if I ever made it to sixty-five they should take me out and shoot me! Now that I have just celebrated my sixty-fifth birthday I’m not so sure. I think that perhaps we should revisit this when I’m, say, eighty-five. I have learnt that there are some decisions that are worth taking time over and I think shooting me is one of them! So what’s the difference between sixty-five and twenty-five? My answer would be, a little wiser, a little more experienced, a little heavier, a little thinner on top and perhaps a little more tolerant (although my dear wife, Diana, might not agree with that).

Over the weekend, celebrating at The Waldorf Astoria, Diana and I had chance to reflect upon the people we have known, and the people that we know today and we discussed why success seems to be bestowed upon the few and eluded by the many. Success can be applied to many things. Financial, relationships, health amongst others. However, it would seem to me that the one key element to attain success, in any area of life, would be the ability to focus. My observation is that most people drift through life without any real purpose or forethought. Of course, students will focus on completing their examinations and finalising their degrees but once settled in a career an awful lot of people drift through their working life without making any real decisions and end up in retirement wishing that they had done better. Now, of course, there are plenty of exceptions and as you are reading this blog you are probably searching for the elusive key to success or perhaps you are already successful and you should be sharing your ideas. If so, please feel free to comment.

It never ceases to amaze me that most people spend more time planning their holiday than they spend planning their future. Why would someone do that? I think that the answer is that it’s easy. Designing a life plan isn’t easy but it’s relatively simple. One of the tools that I have found to be most helpful is to keep a journal, so you can capture your thoughts and ideas. The physical act of writing seems to crystallise your thoughts and help clear the muddle that sometimes goes on in your head. I’ve never met a real leader who isn’t a good reader and every one of them keeps a journal. My mentor got me into this habit over twenty years ago and guess when I started making some serious money?

As a first step in your life plan it’s essential, in my opinion, to know exactly where you are. You can describe where you are in your relationships, health and family in your journal but for ease I am going to confine my remarks to financial matters. It’s a good idea to describe, in your journal your nett worth. It’s very simple to do. First take a new page and draw a line down the middle and list everything that you own (your assets) and on the other side of the line list everything that you owe (your liabilities). Then simply deduct your liabilities from your assets and the balance will be your nett worth. When I first did this exercise, many years ago, the result was underwhelming! Now, you may have some financial issues that need to be resolved but I would ask you to look further ahead because I don’t believe that anybody leaps out of bed in the morning thinking “Another day, another opportunity, to earn the money to pay the lousy bills”. I just don’t think that this scenario is particularly motivational. I believe that it’s very important to have something inspirational to look forward to. So, somebody says, “If only someone would come by and turn me on!” My question would be, “What if he doesn’t turn up? Inspiration, usually isn’t something that just turns up.

Inspiration has to be searched for. It requires you to make an effort. For you to become inspired requires an ambition to do better. It’s not sufficient to make enough money to pay the lousy bills. To experience life to the full requires you to be financially free so you can meet your obligations and then you can seek the experiences that your inspiration will drive you to. True inspiration will have you getting up early, going to bed late and being excited by the promise of tomorrow. No matter what obstacles are put in front of you, as an inspired person you will find your way around, over or through any obstacle in your path. Pouring the effort on in a focussed manner will have you making progress in a measurable time frame.

Inspiration can be found by dreaming! The problem is that generally adults have the ability to dream knocked out of them as they become older. To find true inspiration it’s often necessary to learn to dream like a child where all things are possible without any self limitations. Please don’t misunderstand me that I’m asking you to ignore your financial duties to yourself, family and loved ones but f you start to work towards your dreams then any financial issues tend to be resolved through your own common sense.

I think it’s hard to become financially independent working for somebody else (job) as your remuneration is controlled by others and is usually beyond your control. Therefore, you need to be in control of how you generate your income. That’s the beauty of our opportunity as it allows you to work full-time on your job and part-time on your fortune. It’s governing and balancing the time that’s important. That’s why it’s essential to design a life plan. If you don’t have your own plan, it’s highly likely that you will fit in someone else’s plan and guess what they have planned for you. It’s probably not a lot!

Until my next post…. Toodleoo!

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