Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
Now before you jump down my throat, please understand the context, I am not being derogatory to my fellow landlords I promise you.
The reference to Monkeys comes from some fun with psychological profiling in a great little book written by my old friend Nigel Risner, who was arguably the most successful commercial finance broker in the 80’s and early 90’s. Since retiring from commercial finance Nigel as gone on to become an internationally renowned motivational public speaker and performance coach. Despite being severely disabled his son did extremely well in one of the early series of the X-Factor.
The characteristics of the Monkey I am referring to above is, in my own words, people who tend to be more impulsive and act quickly on instinct borne from their life experiences.
If you’re not a monkey then you are either a lion, an elephant or a dolphin according to Nigel’s book which is entitled “It’s A Zoo Around Here”
Again in my own words, these are the other characteristics:-
Lion – intensely proud
Dolphin – needs to be loved and turns into a dangerous shark when offended
Elephant – super analytical
Of course we are all a bit of everything but we also adopt a greater share of one of these profiles than the others.
So why am I telling you about this?
Well Nigel’s book is really about awareness of these profiles and knowing how best to communicate with them all, i.e. becoming a Zoo-Keeper.
If you follow the analogy, all landlords need to become Zoo-Keepers because our livelihoods depend so much on positive communication.
The book takes no more than an evening to read and can be purchased from Amazon – see >>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Zoo-Around-Here-Communication/dp/0954683609
It makes for a great Xmas stocking filler for any landlord.
PS – if you are reading this Nigel, the first drink is on you next time we meet LOL
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