by Sunil Bali, 17-05-15

The end of the General Election has given us Great British citizens some respite from our politicians.

Politicians, who more often than not, are patronising, speak like robots and consistently give answers to questions they haven’t been asked.

But like politics, the world of business is overflowing with "professionals" who try to be pristine and pitch perfect, but who come across as having suffered a charisma by pass and have as much depth as a cardboard cut out.

The missing ingredient in most failed communication is humanity, because people remove their soul from what they say.

Rather than being perceived as just another product or service, make your offering unique by humanising and personalising it. Leave a piece of your DNA and your emotional fingerprints on everything you do. This is what Steve Jobs did with Apple, what Sir James Dyson does with vacuum cleaners and what Sir Richard Branson does with Virgin.

Fashions may come and go, but the one thing that will never go out of fashion is being human.

When you come from a place of authenticity doors open and people let you in.

When you speak your truth people will trust you.

When you open your heart, it gives permission to those around you to open their heart.

Your authenticity is the foundation to your brand, your freedom and your fulfillment.


Four guys have been going on the same fishing trip for many years.

A few days before the group’s annual departure date, John’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going. John’s fishing buddies are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do?

Two days later the three get to the camping site to find John sitting there with his tent set up, firewood gathered, and dinner cooking on the fire, drinking a cold beer.

"Heck John, how long you been here, and how did you talk your missus into letting you go?"

"Well, I’ve been here since last night. Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my recliner when my wife came up behind me, put her hands over my eyes, and asked, ‘Guess who?’" I pulled her hands off, and there she was, wearing a nightie."

"She took my hand and pulled me into the bedroom, where she’d lit candles and put rose petals all over the place. Well, she’s been reading ’50 Shades of Grey’……"

"On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did."

"And then she said, ‘Do whatever you want.’ "

"So, boys, here I am! "

A couple are lying bed when the man says, "I’m going to make you the happiest woman in the world."

The woman replies, "I’ll miss you."


Have a great week.