LizianEvents – Well Being Shows – Manifesto

LizianEvents – Well Being Shows – Manifesto

I am asked about the name ‘Well Being Show’. Particularly the spelling ‘The spelling is incorrect Ian it should be wellbeing’. The statement is one of ignorance. The word wellbeing relies on the assumption that people will interpret its meaning. Wellbeing is a state of mind or body. We say ‘there has been an improvement in a patients wellbeing’ or ‘the yoga session increased the feeling of wellbeing’. If we used the word wellbeing, then we would be suggesting everyone who walks into our shows are fit and healthy. I accept the counterpoint: ‘Yes Ian, however, you know what wellbeing show means’ and indeed I do understand the inference of the word. It clearly and correctly indicates that the show intention is to provide the visitor with a feeling of wellbeing. It is fair to say some shows succeed in fulfilling this purpose.

Allow me to expand on why it is our choice to use the two words ‘well’ and ‘being’.

In our description of the show the words well and being are chosen. The word ‘well’ infers health, happiness and security. The word ‘being’ infers the nature of essence of a person. With this in mind, the reader is asked to accept the purpose of the shows are to help visitors find happiness and health within their mind and body. There is of course within this purpose a reference to spiritual security and understanding. This, of course, is the manifesto of LizianEvents Well Being Shows.

To become a ‘Well Being’ takes time and determination. However, to succeed in this objective, I feel there is another aspect which is often missed. The aspect is the support of other people. When we are supported in or during a quest; the objective is more often achieved. I also believe during a conversation we gain far more information. Therefore our Well Being shows should be considered conduits to spiritual and physical health. There is a fountain of wellness from which we can all drink, and this fountain will be at every one of our shows.

The Community work together to give the visitor a great experience. For example: In 2017 Tristan and Alice arrive at the show. The first thing they look at the talk schedule, deciding to attend four seminars. After a refreshment they walk around the floor, choosing their treatment or therapy, a psychic reading and a few gifts. After an eventful day, they return on Sunday because they feel uplifted after the visit.

How will Tristan and Alice’s visit change in 2018? On arrival the will be greeted with an extensive and fascinating talk and workshop schedule. After enjoying early refreshments, it is time to walk the floor of the show. They find a more excellent mix of Community members. New faces, therapies, products and treatments. Their day is one of positive interaction and learning about the many ways they can improve their mind and body. No doubt they will return the next morning, the seminars alone are worth the entry fee.

LizianEvents organise Well Being Shows. In 2018 the visitor will enter the show with an expectation to be shown different methods to become, healthy in spirit and body. In other words, they can become involved with a multitude of ways to become a Well Being. It is our intention to be recognised for organising shows which visitors leave with new ideas, thoughts or perspectives.

The concept of our shows is to enrich peoples life paths. Not by indoctrination or dogmatic, irrational ideas, but by interaction, conversation and exchange of views. We are already achieving this objective. There can be no doubt our ethos of Community and mutual support is making waves. This writer is amazed at the way our work has taken such a grip on those who would never have changed had we not shown the way. Many are copying our ideas and written word. I am pleased this is so, it indicates our hold on the changes. I know many people acknowledge we lit the lamp of change. The effect of the ripples will continue for many years to come, in fact, the potential to our work has no end. While humans seek to become well beings, there will always be a place for our endeavour. We are ‘The Well Being Show’, and it is essential that The Community and visitors understand the manifesto of the shows are also the reason for the growing success and recognition.

Of course, there is no intention to expand upon all we have planned for 2018 fully. It has become apparent this would be a foolish act. In this silence, we demonstrate our intention to protect The Community and its commitment, investment and trust. And therefore we will not give away our ideas. Soon our visitors will recognise our style, imprint and signature when they visit the shows. This, of course, gives them a feeling of security. How so? They will always be able to travel to The Community’s shows safe in the knowledge their day will not be wasted.

Well Being Part Two

Inner Strength

Inner Strength

When the mind is clear, and there are no external debt pressures it becomes easier to concentrate on emotional aspects of life. How so? We accept material problems cause stress. My opinion is the moment we enter into debt the inner being senses the long-term commitment. The commitment is often restrictive and continues for many years. For two examples; consider the possibility loans imprison people into jobs they do not like, and trap others in relationships they would prefer to leave. Some people subject themselves to situations like this and consequently lead desperate and unhappy existences.

Our emotions seem to control many foolish choices and are directly influential to material decisions. I comment to my friend ‘Do you need a newer car?’ she answers ‘I like the feeling of prestige’ that’s fine, although I know she is running close to the limit of her resources. Notice the important word in her reply: it is: ‘feeling’.

Her emotions are controlling her choices, and there is a real danger of problems ahead. Although I like my friend, I am not her keeper, whatever she does is her concern. I would not comment ‘I told you so’ or lose a seconds sleep if she is heading into heavy seas.

The choice is this: do we allow the intellect to control emotions or emotions to control the intellect? My friend has always preferred the latter. As a consequence, she has entered difficult situations without thought and paid the price later. I would suggest if she learned how to think with well-defined reason, the problems encountered would be few, if any at all. Anyone who takes time to learn to think with critical assessment will soon have control over their emotions. This is not to say their character and personality will change. The concept suggests an ability to control situations and not allow false intuitive choices to be made. Of course, very few people can achieve this goal! I’m still learning about critical observation.

The ability to learn to control one’s emotions should be considered. This idea is often countered with ‘I cannot change the way I am’ or ‘This is a family trait’. The theory of family traits is flawed. There are many millionaire business people, world celebrities, national figures who have suicidal children, poverty-stricken siblings and atrocious parents. Excuses are as easy to make and habit forming. What if’s and ‘it’s all the managements fault’ are the blindfolds to the truth of many sources of discord. Every excuse is formulated from an emotive perspective. When someone is in trouble, they look for reason or blame. To gain allies the game is to evoke emotive sympathy. Once this methodology is used a few times, it becomes the only way of dealing with a problem.

Emotions can be the driving force of the proverbial wheel of fortune. I listened to two young girls talk about a relationship. ‘I don’t need relationship’ the other answered ‘I cannot be without a partner’ As I thought about the connotation or the two sentences I was reminded that people do ‘need’ other people. Although, as we become older our understanding of relationships is more enlightened. The caveat to this comment is understanding relationships is a very difficult indeed. However, it is clear that people who have a common purpose and objective, are happier than those who live life from day to day.

The emotional aspect of well being is enhanced when we can think about the reality of any situation. If someone continually hurts us or we continuously hurt them, we cannot love or care for them. Happiness is hard gained and requires acceptance of our faults. This can result in the pain of emotional discord which is why many people avoid the cathartic exercise. Again, an active balance of intellectual and emotional thinking helps us in the quest to discover peace. From my viewpoint, there is a constant reflection on the material, intellectual and emotional aspects of my existence. If there is a problem, I will deal with it no matter how hard the method needed to return the status quo. The reader should understand I will take any course needed to rectify a situation. Even if the solution costs time, money or effort, there is no baulking away the inevitable.

Do not feel my words are fixed solutions which will work for everyone. The suggestion is a human who wishes to become a ‘Well Being’ could consider three primary aspects of their existence. The material, emotional, and intellectual and with careful attention to each one they will live a balanced life. The ways to achieve this end are discovered in this and the previous essay. Agreed these are only seeds of ideas and require a significant degree of determination to see results. With this in mind, we should accept, if the objective is to become a Well Being then life or existence may not be perfect. Many people fail to realise if they are unhappy, looking for reasons for the problem is not always the answer. This article suggests seeking ways to live life well and with integrity will overwhelm many restrictive issues and worries.

In the first part of this article, the word cornerstone is used and I have only written about three corners. To stabilise the article we consider the fourth aspect. It is embodied in the word ‘creativity’. When combining the three previous considerations, the mind will become creative. Every problem, objective, idea, suggestion or proposal has material, intellectual and emotional viewpoints. Most people only consider their Well Being as a group of issues or ideas to be navigated. When one takes the holistic approach, solutions are discovered and the world of possibilities changes to a world of probabilities.

The human race is not in a race. It is at a standstill. There are few people who can make a difference to the external environment. Those who could hang onto their beliefs without regard to the millions who are desolated by their stagnated minds. My feeling is those who understand the imperative need to become a Well Being are indifferent to those who feel there are saviours around the corner. There is a saviour in all of us; it is our mind which contains our thoughts. Those who control their thoughts – Control their destiny and become a Well Being.

See You Soon

If you wish to read more about my philosophies try Never Let Anything Worry You

How to achieve Well Being

Inner Strength

Inner Strength

How to achieve Well Being

This weekend’s articles will cover the idea of becoming a clear-minded and healthy human being. I write from personal perspectives. The views are my own and should not be considered as definitive. The reader may dismiss the thoughts out of hand or embellish one idea or more. This is a personal choice, and it is suggested this article is read with an open-minded attitude.

Openminded Attitude

I have studied the process of critical thinking for over eight years. The word critical has two meanings 1) To criticise or find fault. 2) To analyse or evaluate. It should be made clear that my studies are focussed on the process of evaluative thought. Many people believe they have an open-minded attitude when in fact their actions demonstrate their inherent weakness of bias and discrimination. For example, John acts in a way which is against William’s beliefs. William is not directly affected by the actions or choices, he does not like them, and therefore he demeans John’s actions.

A critical thinker watches the situation and looks at the two people. He will delve deeply into their history and circumstances. Before long he can evaluate their relative opinions. Now the trick is this; the critical thinker is impervious to either John or William’s view. He accepts the world thrives on different ideas, beliefs and attitudes. The critical thinker also knows it is futile to attempt to change or persuade them in differing directions. The critical thinker can, of course, demonstrate his ideas and accepts without reservations only a few people may be interested.

We are not as important as we believe ourselves to be and this is a complicated truth many find difficult to grasp. From my perspective, there is little interest in those who do not help themselves. There is no concern for gripers, or moaners because they seem to have a problem of acceptance. The people or situations they moan about are very often successful or beneficial to other people. So, William complains to all who will listen to his opinion of John’s actions. And truth to tell, John’s esteem and reputation are lowered because people see him as a child.

To encourage an open-minded attitude which is developed in the fertile ground of critical thought is the first stage of my quest for wellbeing. Clarity of thought is a well-focused lens which allows us to have an unbiased approach to all encountered. For examples: I haven’t the slightest concern for anyone who criticises’s my work. It is their right to their opinion, and I accept we all have different viewpoints. With the same line of thought, there is zero concern for those who dislike me: because their loathing indicates my control over them. Control? Yes, if my words or actions drive someone to dislike me, I must control them, I control their thoughts. This is why I dislike no one, no one at all. If someone attempts to damage me, I talk about their words and discuss their actions. This is a powerful and efficient way of controlling anyone who wishes to ruin my reputation.

Conscience and Material Security

The reader is given an insight into why my inner judge never troubles me. Inner Judge? The ‘Inner Judge’ is also known as conscience and it reminds us of what is right and wrong. Clear and precise thought, fair and reasonable attitude, honesty and integrity. These are the words which are the warp and weft of the fabric of truth. I think about the actions and interactions of each day. I ask before the daily journal is written a simple question ‘How could I have made my journey easier?’ The ability to think with clarity is the first of the cornerstones which supports my wellbeing.

The second is material security. For me the way to is simple to explain ‘live within my means’. There is no need to impress anyone or prove we have great riches. Wealth is nothing unless it is believed to be an indication of greatness. Big house, small house, who cares? If it isn’t your property then so what? Big car or heap of junk: who cares? If they are not yours then so what?

Should we become entrenched in the values of other people? A diamond is a piece of carbon which when cut sparkles. An excellent wine is of no use if you are dehydrated. A wardrobe of Chanel clothes cannot feed the bankrupt. The Picasso paints on canvas nothing more. I see beauty in a small quartz point, enjoy cold spring water, wear old jeans, and Alice’s painting of a robot is priceless. The more we realise wealth is the simplest of gifts, the less burdened we become of the idea that wealth in some way signifies achievement.

The way of all humans is to be influenced by temptation. The Porsche motorcar, fast motorcycle, Leica camera, these were my desires. Today they are passing acknowledgements of foolishness, indications of closed-minded thinking. Unless you are super rich and can purchase outright buying any luxury on credit is a dangerous game. The downfall of many people is the need to attain recognition through acquisition. A mind which uses critical thinking is never stifled by this restriction.

An ability to live within one’s means is a hard-fought life choice. We have to be strong enough to overcome the traps of institutions, society and establishment. Each has designs which can make false impressions in one’s mind. We need to think carefully about the way outside influence effect each day of our lives. Many have no respect for the money they earn, and the establishment’s and business need to relinquish the fool of his money. Take the idea of bottled water: The cost of a bottle of water is a pound, buy one bottle each day, and in a year you have spent 365 pounds. It all adds up to colossal amounts of money. Those who are without debt live can live a more comfortable existence this is a simple fact accepted by millions of humans

In conclusion, the first two considerations of well being are intellectual and material. The two ideas blend and benefit their respective purpose. The clear thinking human can overwhelm any hurdle. The materially secure individual has fewer, far fewer problems which are the source of worry and anxiety. Many people seek a cure for the malady when they would fair better if they understood the reason for the problem.

Part Two Tomorrow

Business For Sale

THE NEEM PEOPLE

THE NEEM PEOPLE

If anyone is looking for an excellent business opportunity you’ll find this one very interesting. Many of us know Sidney and Marjorie from the shows. They have decided to sell their unique business. I would suggest anyone who knows this great couple will realise the business will be in excellent financial health and be superbly organised. Read through Sidney’s circular and contact him if you have an interest. I am sure he will answer any questions you may have.

I would ask all of you who know Sidney and Marjorie to SHARE this post. They are a well-loved couple of the greatest integrity. A simple share is a great way to help them find a lucky buyer for their well-established business.

Business for sale

Marjorie and I started the Neem People Business 18 years ago when we found that very few people in the UK had heard about the wondrous Neem Tree. It was challenging, considering that our background was the hospitality business. We knew of the Neem Tree as we come from India, but had to widen our knowledge so we could impart what we learnt to our potential customers.

Where do we find these customers? I had a friend ghost an article on Neem that I wrote and got it published in the well-read magazine “Positive Health”. I learnt that there were nationwide exhibitions for those interested in ‘Natural Healing’  ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ and the like. This seemed like fertile ground for spreading the word so we threw ourselves into the circuit. These exhibitions were an eye opener and we absorbed the experiences of other exhibitors. Emboldened, we launched our website and registered our Trade Mark.

We were proactive and drew people to our stand so we could engage with them, extolling the benefits of our Neem based products. We spread our wings and exhibited in venues all over the country, also venturing to Ireland. Customers, not wishing to wait until we were back in their area started ordering online, by ‘phone and by mail. At the time of writing, our database of customers exceeds 6000.

We are not as young as we appear to be. Time and travel have taken their toll and we have to listen to our bodies. We have done the work and offer the Neem People business for sale. It is literally an open-the-box-and-trade situation. It is an ideal bolt on if you already have a mail order business. You will have access to all my customers and suppliers and I will offer support for as long as you need it.

theneempeople@gmail.com

Lincoln Well Being Show – Final Words

The final appraisal of the Lincoln Well Being Show is more to do with the organisation and progress of LizianEvents. We started the year in April with great enthusiasm for a venue in Manchester. It is a beautiful building to present a Well Being Show. And then Annie presented us with an opportunity to become custodians of her shows. The Manchester venue idea was shelved.

There has to be a comparison between the June Lincoln Show and last weekends. If we did not achieve a substantial improvement, there would be a need rethink the original ethos. The days leading up to the show boded well for the weekend. The significant unsolicited social media traffic and an inbox full of questions indicated the lively interest in the event.

Special thanks go out to Will and his Epic Centre team they set up the venue on time and with excellent efficiency. There were no complaints about the changed The Community set up schedule due to the firework display. The scene was now set for the weekend’s show.

As we now know The Community pulled out all the stops and the event was a tribute to their sterling endeavours. Walking the floor, taking photographs and recording soundbites I decided to ask a question ‘How do you think LizianEvents are progressing?’ The MP3 provides an insight into The Community’s opinions.

 

People who doubted our ability might well have to think again. We can only go from strength to strength. The Community make the show, no they are the show, LizianEvents piece the jigsaw together. It is nice to hear the praises for the small part we play in the show.

Thank’s to all of The Community.
See You Soon

Vanessa Hill – Provided all of the brilliant images for this article.
Thank you, Vanessa.

Lincoln Assessment – Part Three

I could write forever about our work and the waves The Community are making at their shows.

Mel Jones

Mel Jones

I could write a long list of two-word reviews like:  ‘Excellent Show’ H.B. Pencil of Timbuktoo or ‘Fantastic’ A.N.Other of Tinpanalley. What is the point? The Community knows the show worked and they know the lights of success enlighten their future.

Eliza Hodge

Eliza Hodge

I could write about the brilliance of The Community and how understanding they are with their visitors.

Kirsty Celik

Kirsty Celik

We could mention the emails and publish the twenty or more additional FaceBook posts viewed in the last twenty-four hours.

Or you could listen to the answers one question I asked twenty of our Community:

I asked ‘What was the best thing about yesterday?’

Have a listen to their words – If you are thinking about visiting or becoming a Community Member – The evidence is within every word.

Julie Elizabeth

Julie Elizabeth

See You Brilliant People Very Soon

Lincoln Well Being Show – Assessment – Part Two

The first and most important message is to offer immense gratitude to The Community who made this show an incredible success. Liz and I thank every member of The Community for their effort and dedication to make the Well Being Show a weekend to remember for every visitor to the Show. The Community is brilliant and inspiring to all who meet them.

How many came to the Show?

Saturday 267 visitors
Sunday 235 visitors
Total 502

The visitor’s figures do not include those who came for a second visit or entered on guest tickets. Guest tickets are distributed by The Community and also given to shopkeepers, businesses and institutions who supported our promotional campaign.

How do we feel about the numbers? The answer is we are pleased with the increase and feel we have passed a significant signpost. The increase is substantial especially after the ‘knock back’ suffered at Newark. I have been stringent with the way the figures are calculated it could be easy to make the double entry and guest tickets as part of the statistics and increase the numbers. Later in the article, I will explain why we have to be careful with the figures.

Annie said it would not be long before we saw visitors queuing at the door and this is the first time this occurred. I admit to feeling immense pride for The Community who had made this happen. As I watched the people at the door on Saturday the feeling we were making headway boded well for the day ahead. I had the same feeling on Sunday as I watched the cars arriving from 09:30 onwards. Although the day seemed slightly slower, the numbers were close.

The talks are beginning to have good attendances. Three workshops were also a great success for John Richardson, Simon Goodfellow and Carol Wallace. The visitor approval of the workshops has to be another signal The Community are travelling in the right direction. Liz and I will carefully assess the number of seminars and talks for the 2018 Lincolnshire Show. With the Community Members doubling in number next year and the interest for the concept growing daily, this will be an essential aspect for our visitors. It is accepted visitors love the talks schedule and there are opportunities for any Community Member who wishes to present a workshop. Dave put in incredible effort into promoting Simon’s Workshop, and he reaped the harvest from his endeavours.

 

We have six months to the Lincolnshire Well Being Show and here is the prediction. Based on the feedback from visitors interest in the concept and personal intuition, I will target the visitor figure for the weekend at 1500 attendees. With a prediction as high as this there is an imperative need to be as accurate as possible with the figures. The Community is as Campbell says ‘Premier League’ There is a growing confidence within all of us and there is no doubt we are all learning from every show. I predict in 365 days time this writer will be struggling to find enough word to thank the 150 members of The Community who will be part of an incredible year.

Liz and I assure you we will learn from every mistake we have made during 2017 and we will continue to support our growing number of Community and visitors. We are nothing without The Community and Visitors, and this is a fact we will never forget.

Your shows are a reflection of the thousands of hours you commit to your success. In six months you have taken the three Shows from near extinction to become the beginnings of something extraordinary and memorable.

I have no words to adequately describe my pride in knowing you are part of our future and the name LizianEvents.

Thank You

FootNote

The feedback from the visitors is astounding. This is because of The Community who put every effort into their presentation. As we walked the floor of the show, it was heartening to see how much dedication is put into the weekend’s endeavours. The visitors have a show to remember, and they will return to experience our events in 2018.

However, There was one visitor who did not like the Show. He complained that he considered the stall fees were extortionate. He offered the opinion that ‘In my days as a reader, a table cost ten pounds, a fair price for this event would be forty’. I wonder how we could rent the venue and pay for 100 days of administration for 2600 (65X40) pounds? Ah! Well, you cannot win them all. 🙂

See You Soon