In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

(note KPI stands for Key Person of Influence in this context)

The last week has been a frenzy of start-ups. The expression "if you can't find a job then create a job" has been flying around almost flippantly in an effort to comfort people who are unemployed, and in some way, for some people, it is a comfort and is the start of something extraordinary and wonderful in their lives.

Over the last 15 years of being self-employed, sole trader and then a company, I have been through many personal journeys of discovery. Thankfully, I am a self starter and very driven. Learning to get myself out of bed and create a day ahead has never been a problem to me. My biggest journey has been discovering my own value to others, value that is congruent with my values and reason for being on this planet, and a value that is high enough for some people that I can exchange my knowledge and experience for money.

Last year the statistics I heard by Mark Prisk at the #MADE festival was that 375,000 start-ups were created in the UK alone last year, across the world the number must be in the several millions. Millions of people building their profiles, creating their value, cornering their piece of the market.

The level of failures will be enormous. Running your own business is a talent and not everyone intuitively can do it. Looking back, I would like to have had the mentors and coaches and friends that I now have when I was starting out.

There are a large number of Ecademy members in and around London that are on fire, when I meet them they glow! They have an energy that is so confident, so structured and so attractive. They have identified what it is that is unique to them and they know how to communicate it.
Now some of you will know where this is heading due to the title of my Blog! I am not writing this as a 'love-in', to Daniel and his team, I am writing this because I am coming across so many events and theories about 'how to create your niche', 'how to start a business', how to be an entrepreneur' and have attended some of them myself with people that I am helping. All of them have great theories, are very motivating, but none have the structure and the experts that Daniel has put together to help you become that 'key person of influence'.

So, Daniel is a BlackStar, a strong, contributing member of Ecademy and a really good man, and it felt fitting to me to publicly praise him and also thank him, for all they are doing.

Perhaps if you are now a KPI through Daniel and his team, you could add some words, there is nothing like praise to keep a team working hard, and oh boy they work hard.

From me Daniel and your team, I am very proud to be associated with you all and thank you for what you are doing for the new sector of Entrepreneurs that are being born as we speak.


warm regards
Penny Power
Founder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital School
Helping you build social capital in your business and life


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Anna B Sexton

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

I am currently on KPI#5 and am so pleased to have invested in myself and my business in this way. Daniel does walk his talk, is informed, generous of spirit and is especially good at making real the more complex ideas of sustaining a business, even in our current climate. Key things that strikes me about Daniel and the KPI programme are the energy and wealth of opportunities which I am now able to attract. Its a great place to be. I am grateful for these opportunities thanks to Daniel.

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Penny Power

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

I have just had the most gorgeous day with Hannah, our daughter; at 19, she is about to start University on Saturday, a big step for us both. Lovely to come home and see the additional tributes to Daniel and his Team, thank you, if you are a KPI Member, please do pas this Blog onto your KPI Colleagues as I would love to keep hearing their stories Penny xx Helping you build social capital in your business and life Follow @pennypower Follow @pennypower I support:  

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Simon Dixon

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

I was fortunate enough to be around Daniel Priestley when he was first creatiing the KPI concept. One thing that stood out for me was his insistence on developing a program that was not about 'just' learning, but results. He insisted that whatever it takes, those who do the program must end up with a perfect pitch, a book, products and intellectual property, a strong profile in Google and joint venture partnerships. If people just attended the seminars, loved it and got lots of information, then he considered that as a failure. I know many who have all the above after completing this program. For me the ROI was huge. When I first met Dan, I had a training company for students seeking careers in banking, no time and was exhausted after touring 200 universities and running seminars. 6 months later I was a best selling author, allowing my message to reach thousands more than I could during the university roadshow. I had online products that delivered a better result for my clients than a seminar allowing me to expand globally. I was able to manage my customers service through Facebook and convert the whole business to running through social networks (Marketing, Sales and Customer Service) I had joint venture partnerships coming from every angle including Thomas Power, Mike Harris and many others. But the real beauty, all of the above bought me the time I needed to work on my life pitch, my mission and my purpose. By working on my pitch with somebody that founded two banks, like Mike Harris, my expectations of what was possible shot through the roof. By the end of it, I was able to work on my purpose, to make a dent in banking reform. Now I am working through the KPI process again from scratch with the new plan to reform banking. Got my pitch, about to finish my second book, building my product BankToTheFuture.com on a much larger scale this time and have built my profile to bring in lots of PR. Once done, Ill be rolling out on a larger scale through partnerships. Once you know the formula, how to execute it and have the support network of KPI around you, the sky is the limit. Don't get me wrong, I work bloody hard, and if you are not willing to put the hours in and execute then it is not for you, but if you are, I cannot recommend a better program out there. I say this as a happy customer, nothing else and if you want to ask me questions feel free. Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com Founder of Benedix Author 'Student To CEO: 97 Ways To Influence Your Way To The Top In Banking & Finance'

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Avni Trivedi

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

The KPI community is a group that even I, as a freedom seeker, love to be part of. The KPI process is exhilarating, inspiring, frustrating and mind-blowing. It's made a huge difference in my life and I am in awe of Daniel and his excellent team. Thank you !

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Baiju Solanki

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

Penny, great Blog I have met Daniel several time and he is very generous with his knowledge and his time. I just met Daniel at Dan Bradbury's event this weekend and did a fantastic Q&A session. One priceless bit of takeaway was his explanation of how multiple streams of passive income is a terrible things as it only stimultes the survival instinct of the brain. The problem with MSI means that you are on survival instinct all the time. Where as we really should be tapping into the empire building part of our brain, which means we never settle, become more creative and truly change lives. Thanks Baiju PS I am sure Daniel will correct me if i misunderstood this explanation! Baiju Solanki Performance Coach baiju@baijusolanki.com www.baijusolanki.com 07968 533918 By TwitterButtons.com

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John Cassidy

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

Likewise I am also very honoured to be part of KPI. Daniel has brought together a first class team of backroom staff and front end experts who are true leaders in their fields that leave us inspired and ready to take action. KPI gives you the tools, framework and expert guidance to start thinking deeply and take action to move you and your business onto a completely new level and become the Key Person of Influence in your industry sector. Having just spent the weekend with Daniel and the brilliant Darren Shirlaw working on products I found my true 'Why" and was left deeply moved. Now I know why I do what I do and and my reason for getting out of bed in the morning which makes so much sense. Daniel has some fantastic events and always shares some fab takeaway points which you can action straightaway BTW my "Why" or my mission, is to "Light People Up" John Cassidy Headshots Lighting People Up www.johncassidyheadshots.com 07768 401009

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Matt Hodkinson

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

I can't thank Daniel enough, for what his KPI process has done for me and my business to date. Just as important is the new network I have become a part of - one that more closely matches the "community" of friends that has long been the preserve, for me anyway, of Ecademy. It's fitting, therefore, that it was Ecademt that alerted me to Daniel and the programme, and that you, Penny, are an integral part of the process. For anyone who may be considering becoming a KPI, and can afford the investment, don't hesitate. I now have a good couple of hundred friends who can echo my sentiments! Matt Hodkinson is Social Media Locksmith at Influence Agents @matt_hodkinson @influenceagents

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Shelley J Whitehead

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

I am so pleased to be part of KPI and have access to Daniel Priestley's amazing inspiration and support, and that of his brilliant team!!! Thank you Penny for your support of the programme. :). You know I am such a fan of your lovely, authentic presentations and words. Sending love. Shelley x

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Daniel Priestley

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

Wow Penny. This is totally unexpected and I think I'm having a moment of being "quite chuffed"! What you've said about encouraging unemployed people to start a business is dear to me. I passionately believe that we need to show the existing 2million small businesses how to grow and take on extra staff. I'm sure that there are a small number of unemployed people who could do well in business but for most people a business is 5 times more difficult than a job. Imagine if we had a transport problem and there wasn't enough seats on the busses or trains. Would we ask people who've never driven to suddenly get behind the wheel of a car? I think it would be wiser to ask the millions of existing drivers to think about having one more passenger. The UK has millions of small businesses. In my experience, there's lots of things every small business can do to perform sufficiently better and to be able to hire an extra person. If we focused on that, we might begin to solve the problem of mass unemployment. Once again, thank you for acknowledging me. In fairness I get too much of the praise because I'm the figurehead of the business. I'm backed up by an AWESOME team and the praise mostly belongs to them too. Thanks Penny ;)

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Martin Shepherdly

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In praise of @danielpriestley and his #KPIday product

Penny, as a KPI "customer" of a couple of months standing I concur that Daniel and the KPI team are on fire! There's is a seriously effective product for three key reasons; 1. Daniel has had the wisdom and humility (unlike many in this area of activity) to realise that he cannot be an expert in every field and to build a balanced product based on a team of "specialist experts" (each of whom is a KP of HUGE I in their own right). Daniel's specific contribution is to provide the glue, the logic, the inspiration and the drive that binds these powerful elements together. 2. Every aspect of KPI is focussed on output rather than (just) learning. We all need results! 3. He walks the talk - study Daniel and Triumphant Events and you will see they are living and breathing the KPI model. The whole process has complete integrity and the energy generated in the groups is simply inspirational.. Thank you Daniel. Martin Shepherdly BeThere Global Broadcast your conference to the world without costing the earth

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