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Start a Movement, Make It Public and Embrace Failure.

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During the past few public speaking gigs I have been fortunate enough to have presented, it’s become so clear to me, than every person, regardless of being a business owner or employee, needs to own page 1 of Google, if searched for by name.

I started Business, Bikes and Breakfast as a pet project, an experiment, a fun day out in February 2019 with nothing more than an idea, an Instagram page and some cool images stolen of the interwebs. Its now reached hundreds of people and is gaining momentum both in the paid for coaching events as well as the free social rides. This is my movement. This is my culture. This is my expertise and this is me owning my narrative and Google page 1!

Here is what I believe in:

  • START A MOVEMENT
  • MAKE IT PUBLIC
  • EMBRACE YOUR FIRST FOLLOWERS AS LEADERS AND PARTNERS
  • EMBRACE FAILURE [and keep improving!]

Very simple in nature and way more difficult in practise. I’ve started a community, which is hard, but hugely satisfying.

In the years to come, it will be these communities and events that will give me pleasure, not give me regrets and will the things I’ve done in life I’m most proud of on the business front.

There are a few other lessons learned here too:

  1. Double niche [Entrepreneurs who own bikes].
  2. Allow the community to contribute and change the way you operate in some way.
  3. Document the hell out of the events.
  4. Share content and let the community become your ambassadors and influencers.
  5. Fail publicly, you wont regret it.

If you want to find out more, drop me an email or Whatsapp.

Enjoy some of the images below from the 2nd BBBRAP social ride in Jo’burg on the 16th February. [All the cool ones are thanks to Richard Harper]

 

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The Bearded Fen Podcast – Spillly & BBBRAP

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The Bearded Fen podcast is a lifestyle podcast that engages with people within the Motorcycle, Tattoo and Craft/Artisan community. In these two podcast you will hear stories that you wouldn’t normally hear in an interview about the future of email, where instant messaging fits in when it comes to communication, social media, and the bigs boys like Facebook, Google and Amazon, as well as online shopping in SA and chat about whether Google is listening to us. We also chatted about business coaching, my business bikes and breakfast events and then Andrew helps me choose a new bike.

Check out episode 1 here:

https://fireside.fm/s/PgvD3Vmx+cTLcRQ3B 

The bonus content below.

https://fireside.fm/s/PgvD3Vmx+E539rNfW

ps. Ep.1 is all bike related, while Ep.2 is way more general in scope! E N J O Y.

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Contact Andrew [The Bearded Fen!] https://www.instagram.com/beardedfenpodcast and info@beardedfen.co.za

WeWork host the August edition of Business, Bikes and Breakfast

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The Jo’burg team at WeWork helped successfully pull off the coaching element of last week’s Business Bikes and Breakfast event!

The prior months group voted on “Social media strategy” as the August theme and after doing a fun ice breaker event on top of Northcliff Hill we pulled into the Link building [scaring the security guards] where coffee and coaching was served!

All pics by Brandon

Business, Bikes and Breakfast – a Radical Accountability Program. Jo’burg April 2019.

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This month 10 business owners shared insights into their big ambitious business goals and how to start with a strategy to deliver this.

Some of the tools used included a Value Proposition canvas and a customer window matrix.

Unsure what these are? Contact us to find out more brent@spillly.com

All pics with love from Brandon.hinton.jpeg

Business, Bikes and Breakfast Radical Accountability Program #BBBRAP 1 Feb. 19

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Business, Bikes and Breakfast Radical Accountability Program #BBBRAP 1 Feb. 2019

After months of planning and building the methodology, the first Business Bikes and Breakfast Radical Accountability Program was held on 1 February with 14 delegates each riding their motorcycle our from Parkhurst, Johannesburg to Parys in the Free State.

It rained. It rained a lot. Let’s be clear, it was wet but the riders were in good spirit even after half the crew took the wrong highway off ramp and got lost on a dirt road that was not ideal for Harleys and Ducati Panigales.

Breakfast and coffee was served at the Dog and Fig Brewery just outside of Parys whereafter the group coaching program was facilitated by Brent Spilkin, aka, Spillly.

The program started with a fun introductory and memory exercise and some deep reflection on 2018, the year gone by. After this some perspective was given on the highs and lows of their year, we ran planning and deliberation on what 2019.

Using the #BBBRAP redline worksheet, each biker looked at their personal lives and business life and devised 4 crucial plans to improve these over 4 periods. These were shared, under no obligation with the rest of the participants, leaving pride off the table and vulnerability in the open.

It was a new experience for all with friends and memories being made as well as driving away with some clarity and purpose for the coming months.

Here is what a few delegates said:

“Over all a really open and vulnerable experience. Spillly also has a way of communicating in a way that makes sense to me plus invites me to get to down to the ‘nitty gritty’ if where the challenges lie…in me!!! Great way to meet new people. Often those people are a mirror to your own experiences, both personally and professionally, so you kind of all help each other out.”

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“Spillly helped me finally put a strategic plan-to-action down to paper on things that had been dwelling in the back of my head for months – such a refreshing and inspiring way to start the year. That’s for not only being a good coach Spillly, but a friend in this process too.”

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“This platform allowed me to reevaluate aspects of my life from a personal and business perspective and in turn, opened my mind to making positive changes. Best of all, I was able to do it with like-minded business people.”


Each Biker walked away with some insight into themself and appreciated taking the time out the office to focus on growth and improvement across all elements of their life! They also had a working document to reflect back on, as well as a few stickers and a unique BBBRAP poster for the days ride.

Friends were made and bonds of trust established – all crucial for the next ride out on 1 March 2019!

“REFLECT | WRITE | PLAN | SHARE

Here are a few images of the day thanks to Joe at Bonafide Studios.

Shot entirely on iPhones, this is H U N G R Y L O V E , by Nechama Brodie.

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I’m so proud to be a small contributor  to this amazing piece of music and video. I drove around Joburg on my Vespa with one hand taking some car shots.  “Danger” is my middle name.

Shot on iPhones around the Joburg inner city and Braamfontein, its yet another reminder of our love of Jozi.

Follow my lovely Bitches, Nechama Brodie & Nadine Hutton on Twitter and the interwebs now.

Listen to the track on soundcloud here

I love you ladies long time. Thanks for opportunity.

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