Do left handers do business differently?
ALH owners Keith and Lauren (both left-handers of course!) have found over the years that left-handers in business do think differently and tackle problems in different ways. Our own surveys and the results of various research projects do seem to indicate that there are more successful left-handed entrepreneurs and business people than the percentage of lefthanders in the population would suggest.
|We think that people like Henry Ford and Bill Gates succeeded as entrepreneurs in part because being left handed encouraged them to challenge convention and think differently to come up with creative solutions to problems.|
Keith was contacted recently by best selling left handed business author Robert Ashton to see if we had any common interests and if we could be of any help to fellow left-handed business people. We arranged a meeting and were amazed at how fast we got on the same wavelength – we even both use mind maps to record our ideas and plans.
After an hour of putting the world to rights (well, lefts actually) we had come up with enough great ideas to last us for years and we agreed to explore the possibility of setting up a Left Handed Business Club. It would provide networking, support, training and resources plus a general sounding board for ideas and a place to get feedback and help from fellow lefties around the world
Interested? We think you will be!
We are floating the idea here initially to get some feedback and see both what resources we have available already within our networks and what people would want from this if we can set it up.
What resources can we make available?
Both Keith and Robert have been actively involved in helping other businesses, both offline and online, for many years and already have a big library of useful resources available:
- Robert Ashton has written nine business books, has a TV series, is a popular conference speaker and trainer and has written many articles on starting and developing businesses while staying happy and fulfilled at the same time! You can find out more about Robert on his website www.robertashton.co.uk
- Keith Milsom has a business consultancy and corporate finance background, has owned and run Anything Left-Handed for many years and for the past ten years has been working full-time online. As a way to get information and help with online business development to the people who ask for it, he has developed an internet marketing resource site at www.MyWebMarketingExpert.com (you can join free and get access to his 2 reports on getting started with an online business as well as lots of other reports and manuals on a wide range of online business issues).
How many other left-handers out there have business expertise and resources that they are willing to share with fellow lefties in business? Do you have experience or expertise that could help other lefthanders and would you be able to answer questions from others in a private forum?
If you fit that category, please use the form below to contact Keith with details and we will pull it all together and see what we come up with.
What do left-handed business people want?
We are also very interested to know what you would like us to provide for you and any other ideas you have related to this concept. You can either add a comment to this page (use the form at the bottom) or use the form above to contact Keith directly.
Let us know what you think
Either add your comments below or use the from above to contact Keith direct and we will give you some feedback in our next Left Handers Club newsletter (Join free here if you are not already a member)