RBAI Young Enterprise students pick up some tips from Jim Eastwood!
On Thursday 6th October 2011, fifteen Year 13 students, who are all part of the Young Enterprise company programme, participated in a Young Enterprise workshop designed to train them for the year ahead.
The boys attended workshops led by local business volunteers and these workshops focussed on such areas as Leadership & Communication, ICT & Operations and Innovation & Creativity.
However, the highlight of the day was the highly motivational talk given by Apprentice finalist Jim Eastwood. Jim talked the pupils through the things that have influenced him most – family, sport & education. He then enlightened us all as to the gruelling audition process for The Apprentice as well the actual filming of the tasks. He talked about the rollercoaster ride of being on the show concluding that focussing on the right direction which critical success. He also revealed that each task required about 100 hours of filming which was then cut down to a one hour show!
Jim finished his talk with his tips for success:
- Believe in yourself – play to your strengths and develop your weaknesses.
- Focus on what you want – even if you don’t get there, many opportunities may come from almost getting there.
- Be positive and persistent – don’t let people knock your positivity but make the best of out every situation.
- Be yourself – “if you fake it, you won’t make it!”