I Had Lunch With Peter Legge, Co-Founder and CEO of Canada Wide Media!

To follow the last blog about the Vancouver Board of Trade’s luncheon, where Sir Richard Branson gave an inspirational talk, this time I set up a personal luncheon with Peter Legge, Co-Founder and CEO of Canada Wide Media.

Wow, where to start; I guess at the top—I asked for the meeting and Peter Legge agreed! Many business owners either don’t think about connecting with, or are afraid to approach, successful business people for advice and to build business relationships; so, it makes me feel proud for having tried and succeeded. It should be said though; very influential business people don’t often have the time to meet with any small business that requests a meeting. This is why the meeting I was able to set up with Peter Legg is to me a chance of a lifetime; a confirmation that my efforts are bringing about success in my business, FACETS Business Solutions.

On the Canada Wide Media website it states that Peter Legge is “an award-winning business leader at the helm of the largest independently owned media company in Western Canada and the author of 10 best-selling books, [he] is also a world-renowned professional speaker with an uncommon gift for riveting audiences while communicating meaningful messages in a way that gets remembered. ” I couldn’t have said it better myself. He was such an inspiration to me, as we chatted over lunch. His message was clear, simply push forth and achieve. Also, have dreams and goals, and do what it takes to achieve them, and never give up.

We hear this kind of talk all the time, but it’s so much more effective coming from a person who’s been there and done it. He has struggled and overcome lows, has learned life lessons, and has built his empire through hard work and perseverance. It’s wonderful to hear his stories first-hand; he is willing to tell others the secrets of his success in person and in books he’s written, mentioned on the Canada Wide Media site.

I guess if I could offer you one piece of advice with this blog entry, it would be to not be afraid of asking for what you want in life, and make sure to connect with those who you admire. Start looking at your industry, and those who’ve achieved true success, and connect with them. Ask them about their journey, compare notes about your struggles, and ask them to offer tips on how to do it better, be better, and even easier ways of working, which they may have learned along the way.

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