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Ben Parry

Owner of Barr Financial. Co-founder of Barr Media CEO of a Tech Startup. 📩 ben@barr -fs.com Check out my latest videos:

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Fun and games at home 🤣 - I don’t know about you, but I feel pretty special! We seem to get gifts and presents arrive almost daily! - They must be from the fairy’s! - Full video going up on my new YouTube channel...link in bio...GO AND SUBSCRIBE...if you follow me it will mean a lot 😉 - #entrepreneurspirit #familyfun #familylife #familylifestyle #wifespendingmoney #expensivewife #newcushions #newcushion #homemakeover #homemakeovers #homemakers #amazingmum #amazingwife #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #entrepreneurlife #bebettereveryday
Just grabbing 2 mins before I head home to see my crazy gang 😉🙌 - Whenever I have a thought or an idea in my mind I always try and jot it down. - Otherwise i always find that one great idea or lightbulb moment can be lost! - Your ideas no matter how big or how small are important. They sometimes come after a moment of reflection or just out of the blue! - I really think listening to your inner self and taking a moment to think is important. Of course some do this through meditation but that’s not for me... - For me it tends to come when I’m doing sport, training or just stopping and being self aware of what is going on around me. I really try and observe and not just add to the noisy world around me! - Find what works for you, but whatever you do, take a moment to observe what is happening around you. Try and at least take a moment to push the pause button of the crazy busy world we all live in to take stock and THINK! - Take a moment to observe when you can it really helps and is really important! - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
Just want to give you a virtual HIGH FIVE 🤚 - I woke up this morning feeling really awesome...of course as you know we don’t always feel like this! - It got me thinking why is this? - Short answer I have no idea...who cares...I just wanted to send out some positive vibes to help you out today 😉 - Big love 😉🙌 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
Stop procrastinating and do your best with what you have. - Things don’t need to be perfect to take those first steps. - Check out my studio; mic hanging off the chair! - It’s not exactly perfect, but I’m not letting that stop me trying to help people with valuable tips, idea and content. I want to share with you what I know...not next year but now.... - The reality is there is never a perfect time for anything. But don’t let that stop you...DARE TO BE BETTER 😉 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
I had someone comment on one of my Videos saying ‘Ben how can I take you seriously dressed like that’! - I didn’t bother responding but i did feel really sorry for him. - To only ever judge on a superficial level based on someone’s appearance and not how good they are, their expertise or the value they are bringing...makes me feel sorry for the dude. - One of the biggest lessons I learnt in sales was never to judge or make assumptions...your own head trash will only get in the way. - It was always the ones you would least expect that would buy, and the ones you thought they should or would, didn’t! - The reality is we all make judgements but don’t think for one second that just because I don’t have a suit on makes me any less capable. - The key is to be you, whatever that looks like. Of course you are never going to appeal to everyone, no matter what you do...but that’s okay. - You need to be clear who you are as a human and what type of clients you want to work with or what type of job you want to do...one life 🙌 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
This mornings school run! - Being a parent and a businessman is a tough gig. But without a doubt the hardest and most rewarding job is being a Dad. - If you haven’t got kids yet and you are in business or starting out...double down on your work. - No in fact 6x....you’ve got so much time on your hands to use, maximise and leverage to your advantage. You have no idea how much time you actually have...so use it. - Trust me when and if you have kids you’ll look back and go, damn Ben was right...what just happened! - And then the sledgehammer of life really kicks in....it’s all good of course. Please just do whatever you want to do now before you have to many commitments. - You’ve got one shot...use it 😉👍 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday #instadad #schoolrun
Hey I wanted to share with you a story. - I recently had a scenario where I got speaking to a farmer from India on Instagram. - He told me his family are in debt. They don’t make much money. He is desperate to improve his life and help his parents. It’s awfully sad. - He felt the that his only hope was to get out of India and move to the West. - But—I told him—he can now create a business and run it from his phone. - He can tell his own story, video it, become an influencer, and share what he does with the world. - A lady from China takes pictures of her grumpy looking cat and makes millions for goodness sake! - My point is: he has an opportunity like never before to achieve his dreams… and all he needs is his phone. - I’ve often wondered whether we needed to move the head office of my mortgage broker company to Exeter, Bristol, or London, because that's where more of our clients are. - But I now realise that the internet and social media have changed the game—we can easily reach and serve audiences in other areas. - So I hope my friend in India starts to learn that he can share his story and achieve something his parents could never have dreamt of. - He doesn't have to move out of India. He might want to anyway, and that's fine, but he doesn’t have to in order to achieve what he wants. - Yes, we all have this opportunity… …but we also have to take action. - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
Okay here are my thoughts if you are starting out... - When I was starting out I wish I’d had the foresight to bang on doors and offer my services for free. - I wanted to move into the city and work in the big financial districts. It was just after 9/11 and the financial markets had crashed—opportunities were sparse. Rather than making it happen I surrendered to the bad timing. - I wish I’d known what I know now. - I could have banged on doors, made myself known, and spoken to the decision makers …rather than relying the recruitment agents—the gatekeepers. I could have found the restaurants and bars that the decision makers went to after work, made conversation, and offered free work in exchange for the experience. - I think too many of us—when we're starting out—are told to just get a CV, get qualifications, apply for jobs, speak to recruitment agencies, blah blah blah. - It’s not enough. - Nobody goes the extra mile by banging on the doors of employers, writing letters and following up with a phone call. - Everybody is doing the same thing and expecting different results. - You might get lucky, but if you’re in a cycle of not achieving what you desire or struggling to break into a new industry or sector, think about what you can do differently so you stand out from the crowd. - You might have the right qualification, but as an employer, I couldn't care less. It's all about the person. So ask yourself, what can you do differently? - I'll give you a great example from this in my next post...I’m running out of room here! 😉👍 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
Business life and juggling projects...is all part of running a business. - Do you struggle to keep all the balls in the air? - I try to structure my day and week. For me that allows me to focus dedicated time. - I also find I need to work later to get everything done. I should get up early too, but with the school run I can’t bring myself to get up early enough! Maybe I should!! - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
Hey hows it going? just want to say hi...been a little off the radar lately. But hope you’ve got a great Sunday planned. - Let me know what fun things you’re doing today? - We are going to see the grandparents new puppy 🐶 - Remember no matter whether it’s the boring jobs round the house, or something more exciting...always have a smile...remember the world gives back what you put out 😉🙌 - #selfaware #selfawareness #compassion #compassionate #entrepreneurspirit #entrepreneurmotivation #business #ukbusiness #businessman #businessjourney #startuplife #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneurmind #techstartup #mortgagebroker #marketing #ukmarketing #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #ukdigitalmarketers #socialmediastrategy #dailygrind #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneurlife #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #bebettereveryday
This is a present from @davydoram thank you...and a great example....he or she just did this for me, without expectation. - But To many of you are only ever asking or reaching out when you want something that benefits you. You are only thinking about you, not the person you are reaching out to. - I get calls, emails,DM’s all the time...and it’s all the same! - Of course your thinking you might have a product or service that will help that person, but fundamentally at your core you are just thinking about yourself... - Instead think about how you can give without expectation. - Think about how you can help that prospect not just by selling a product, but by figuring out how you can really bring them value...and this is the kicker; without expectation. - If you can figure out how to do this, you will build credibility, trust, and value to people...and that’s the key. Change your mindset and look to help others, more than helping yourself. - #without #expectation #givewithoutexpecting #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurquotes #entrepreneuruk #ukentrepreneur #business #ukbusiness #businessuk #businessman #ukbusinesswoman #ukbusinessman #mentor #motivationalquotes #motivation #ukmotivation #mentoring #mentorship #businesshustle #hustle #exeterbusiness #devonbusiness #bristolbusiness #londonbusiness #plymouthbusiness #bebetter #bebettereveryday
Bit random, but my hubs on my bike wheels aren’t working too great and it got me thinking🤔 - The hub is critical for the wheels to work and for me to move...I might have the best frame, gears, lycra (I don’t by the way) But unless the critical small bit of the wheel is working properly, it’s all irrelevant right? The wheel is not going to move! - It got me thinking how important it is to not just focus on the nice shiny frame or the cool Lycra gear (I’m joking in case you didn’t realise) but how important it is, not to forget about those small critical elements. - Understanding what your Hubinto is...is vital to be able to keep moving forward. - #moving #forward #hubinto #business #businessuk #ukbusiness #businessman #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneuruk #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurquotes #techstartup #uktech #techstartups #tech #techstartuptips #techstartuplife #commercialagent #commercialrealestate #commercialagency #commercialagents #commercialproperty #joneslanglasalle #jll #alderking #lambertsmithhampton #lsh #gva
Episode 100...link in bio! - We thought long and hard...that’s total bullsh#t ! - We thought oh sh#t it’s the 100th next week what are we going to do? 😮 - We thought about something silly, something serious but in retrospect probably hit it right in the middle...with a fun element. - We really hope you enjoy it, find it funny and maybe even a little informative. - Big love as always and can’t wait to hear your comments. - #disruptive #mortgagebroker #mortgage #mortgages #movinghome #movinghouse #movinghouses #croyde #northdevon #devonbusiness #ukbusiness #businessuk #entrepreneur #ukentrepreneur #entrepreneuruk #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #episode100 #exeterbusiness #thinkingdifferent #finance #ukfinance #mortgageadvice #mortgageadvisor #remortgage #remortgagethehouse #propertyinvestor
Two exciting steps today, some big, some small; my tech lead for the startup was back from his camping holiday (can you believe he picked the only days that rained recently 🤣) oh and we got a new mic! - The mic first: so it’s only a little thing, but we have a million and one things we want to do and improve upon...sound is one...oh and by the way the latest video (link in bio) sounds way better but we’ve still got a way to go. Let me know what you think? - Anyway we had to hack the mic set up....check out the stories or IGTV to see all about that! Quite funny as we had a fail!! - But my point is simple...don’t wait for things to be ‘just right’....it’s never going to be! Just do it, hack it and make it happen...just look at some of my early content on my YouTube!! - With the tech startup; Anil and I caught up and hubbed some ideas...we like to hub! - Anyway...we were just catching up after being distracted by the new website for @barrfinancial and we were chatting about needing to improve this and that before we present our MVP to a wider audience...the problem was we were too worried about the user interface. - Yes there are a few more big data things we want to do...but we both realised this is an MVP, not the finished, polished article...we need to get more validation of the principle of what we are doing, not on the user interface! - So we aren’t going to wait for perfection...we are just going to hack it, work on a few critical elements, and see what happens...bring it on 😉 - #hackit #hacks #makeithappen #newyoutubers #newyoutuber #youtuber #igtv #igtvhacks #startup #startups #ukstartup #ukstartups #ukstartupbusiness #techstartup #techstartups #bigdata #bigdataanalytics #commercialrealestate #commercialagent #commercialagency #jll #joneslanglasalle #gsv #savills #business #ukbusiness #businessuk #entrepreneuruk #entrepreneurship #ukentrepreneur
You know what I am one lucky mother f#cker ...I really am. I absolutely love what I do...but I know so many of you don’t. Maybe your stuck in a job you hate...and I feel for you....I’ve been there! But if you aren’t happy do something about it...it’s that simple. - You all know about the roller coaster ride. Good days, bad days, amazing highs, super lows, battles, wins! - The key is to realise the up’s and down’s are part of the journey and what you sign up fo...just don’t moan about it. Either change it, fix it or doing something that makes you happy...one life my friend. - In any one day, something amazing can be happening, then something bad...up and down, up and down... - Keep the positivity, keep focused, be kind, be good and do the right thing...but make sure you keep believing in yourself. - Believe in what you are doing...don’t let those ups take you too high and those downs too low...keep level, keep focused, keep moving...big love my friend 😉 - #ukbusiness #startup #ukstartup #mortgagebroker #ukmortgages #ukmortgagebroker #mortgage #finance #ukfinance #business #businessman #ukmortgage #entrepreneur #entrepreneuruk #ukentrepreneur #ukentrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #businesswomen #ukbusinesswomen #dailygrind #gratitude #grateful #estateagent #commercialagent #commercialrealestate #devonbusiness #exeterbusiness #check8949
Tech startup is back on track after the minor distraction of a little new website for @barrfinancial ! 🤥😮 - The project was much bigger than initially expected but worth it. We’ve got a great platform to build upon and super excited with some new innovation...we have some simple visualisations for our KPI’s but will be rolling out lots more visualisations at some point 👍 - Life is a balancing act and when you are trying to hack multiple projects it’s a compromise with resources, which is hugely frustrating. But now we can refocus on the tech business and I need to decide whether I look for angel investors. - The big advantage of investment will be more resources and I can avoid the frustration of balancing and push harder, faster. - Of course I’m not 💯 sure this is the route to go down, which is why I’ve avoided it. But I recently had a good chat with a friend who has experience of dealing with angel investors...so let’s wait and see...it’ll be interesting to see what your thoughts are? - #tech #startup #techstartup #bigdata #bigdataanalysis #bigdataanalytics #bigdatatechnologies #startup #startups #startuplife #startupbusiness #startupstory #startupgrind #ukstartup #ukstartups #ukstartupbusiness #uktech #startupuk #commercialsurveying #commercialagentslondon #commercialrealestate #commercialagent #commercialagency #commercialagents #jll #savills #joneslanglasalle #exeterbusiness #ukbusiness #ukentrepreneur
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