Mindfully Happy


This week I met Miia in the Olympic Park here near Gooi HQ in London tempted as I was to beg her to tell me how to be happy in 20 minutes we talked about how to slow down and not be upset. 

Miia has helped people develop their potential for over two decades. Her experience ranges from coaching to enhance well-being and performance; mentoring in professional sports; and consulting to support organisational capacity and innovation. Miia is an Academy of Executive Coaching accredited coach and has trained as a mindfulness practitioner with teachers from Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.


As we get into smiling and being happy with #Gooismile  I was keen to find out from Miia how we can be consistently happy rather than highs and lows. What and who do we need around us to be happy and it there anything we can do right now to get happy?

Of course it is not as fast as I would like it to be, but I really learnt some important points.

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A Very Scrumptious Business – The Grub Club

Food on the underground

One half of the Grub Club, Olivia Sibony, guests the show to talk about a new business idea that’s got London foodies itching to try a wide range of cuisine, prepared by chefs ranging from talented amateurs to Le Cordon Bleu trained, often in interesting and obscure spaces around London. The Grub Club also acts as a platform for new and aspiring restaurateurs looking to bring their ideas to market.

Olivia talks at length about how she and her business partner, Sid Vijayakumar, got the business up and running with the support of family and friends.

What’s more, on the eve of a crowdsourcing venture, Olivia gives us an insight into the role email, social media and the community have played in driving the Grub Club forward.

Some Grub Club ‘Big Data’ from the last 18 months – Grub Club have:

Worked with 450 venues across London

Worked with over 200 Chefs

Hosted over 1000 Grub Clubs

Served 20,000 people around 80,ooo plates of food

Poured 64,000 glasses of alcohol and broken just 12 glasses!

Seen 12 new romances and had ONLY one power cut!



Images courtesy of The Grub Club.


Beyond the Business Card


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Welcome to the show that’s that’s dedicated to digital, social and mobile for every small business.

This weekly podcast will be exploring the role of digital in business and how we as business owners need to be aware of innovations, strategies and tactics that we can employ to dramatically impact business.

In this first episode, which we probably should have called Episode #0 instead of #1, we – Jon & Bernie – introduce ourselves and the scope of the podcast.

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