12th November by Lawrence Jones
In the blowing winds on the way to the top of Mount Snowdon.
Every now and then you make a big mistake, this weekend was one such occasion. Heading to Wales with Gail quite late into Saturday evening, we pulled into the petrol station a few miles from our house in Wales where the team were already waiting for us.
Whilst Gail went in to get some provisions, I topped the car up with petrol....
5th November by Lawrence Jones
When I first came to Manchester I stayed with a family for the first few months. They were family friends of ours and they had a son. He was a good friend.
The earliest memories I have of growing up are of playing with him, from as young as five years old. We had great fun! But, as we grew up and began to carve our own careers, inevitably we drifted apart and didn’t see...
29th October by Lawrence Jones MBE
I read a nice description that summed up the honour and responsibility of leadership and success in one of Simon Sinek’s books lately. It was about how someone in US politics had stood up on a stage a year after he had lost his appointment and described how different his journey had been that day compared to the previous year.
The year earlier, as a newly elected official, he flew first class. He was met...
22nd October by Lawrence Jones
Reaching the summit – an extraordinary achievement and a moment to take in the journey to get there.
I remember Tony Robbins telling me it’s not the destination that counts but what it makes of you on the journey there that matters.
I experienced this in person last week. My wife Gail and I hit the most rewarding goal – we completed the 2017 STRIVE challenge, cycling the rough desert terrain across Morocco and then climbing...
15th October by Lawrence Jones MBE
You might have seen from recent posts that I have been out in Morocco with my wife Gail on a challenge to help raise money and awareness for a charity called Big Change which does extraordinary work in education in the UK.
Lawrence and Gail Jones cycling through Morocco on the STRIVE challenge for BIG CHANGE
Big Change is the brainchild of Holly and Sam Branson and it is already making a significant difference, with...
8th October by Lawrence Jones
Has anyone seen Lawrence?! A few days ago our boss headed off into the desert to raise as much money as possible for charity Big Change and we’ve not heard from him!
It is rare that Lawrence switches off, I can’t remember a time when we’ve had radio silence! But it’s for a great reason. Taking part in the Strive challenge, Lawrence and Gail are currently in the middle of Morocco having mountain-biked through the desert...
6th October by Lawrence Jones
We’ve taken over! Lawrence and Gail are on radio silence while the embark on an extraordinary journey over the next few days, to raise money to boost education and help create BIG CHANGE. So, it is up to team UKFast to take over and keep you updated.
We’ve had a few photographs and updates from the boss along the way. Last night they camped out beneath the stars in the Moroccan desert having started the...
1st October by Lawrence Jones
Pressing apples with my girls.
There’s nothing more important than family. This week has been a real reminder of that.
On Friday we said goodbye to the amazing Arlene, our director of people development. Arlene is one of our full time teachers and she’s been a big part of the UKFast Family for more than 4 years. She’s not gone forever, but for a year or so while she takes on a new role: Mum....
24th September by Lawrence Jones
Climbing one of our smaller goals, Mount Snowdon, with Gail and UKFast Enterprise MD, Jonathan.
In life we need to know where we are going and a goal give us a good, old-fashioned map. A goal is a point on the horizon to aim for.
It’s the single most important thing in creating success in every area of your life.
Former Marine Earl Nightingale inspired a lot of the teachings shared by famous life coach...
17th September by Lawrence Jones
Climbing Mount Snowdon with UKFast’s incredible leadership team: Gail and UKFast Enterprise MD, Jonathan.
Simon Sinek says: “Leaders are in a position of power, but those who lead inspire us.”
What does it take to be what ‘Good to Great’ author, Jim Collins called ‘level five leaders’ like Sir Alex Ferguson, Ray Crock or Walt Disney?
I have been learning for many years what it takes to be an extraordinary leader and help others to...