January 27, 2011 

Harris At Large!  


By the time you checked your calendar I guess you were shocked to realize that January was well advanced and that by the time you pick up your weekend Voice only two days will be left before we say goodbye to January, the first month of 2011. I must confess that I am not doing a good job in managing my daily activities effectively. I feel the first approach to dealing with a serious problem is to publicly recognize that you have a problem and secondly actively seek a solution. I am at the stage where I have done both and have begun to see some improvements. 

Offering Value whether is it for financial reward or FREE must be one of our goals in 2011. I attended an Introductory Business Seminar promoted by ActionCoach Business Coaching  which is an international training organization, headquartered in the USA on Wednesday, 26th January, 2011 at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort – Conference Room. The Presenter was Mr. Ian Blanchard who is a Certified Business Coach. I was so impressed with the content of the presentation that when it came to evaluation time, I gave the Presenter a 9 out of a possible 10. This is one time that I attended a FREE Seminar and took away so much information that I can use to improve my personal and business life. If you missed this well organized Introduction to the ActionCoach Business Coaching programme, you can check out future events at their website –  The event provided a great opportunity to network with some young and enterprising business persons. 

There was a young lady with her guitar at the event who shared with me her unique business service, NGOZI – A SONG AND A FLOWER offering a personal musical or poetic dedication for that special someone, with a gift of a flower that warms the heart. I was blown away. This is a very creative idea. I am convinced that there are many more unique offerings by our young people. We have to find a way to bring them to the fore. 

I also took the opportunity at the Seminar to introduce my book to a few of the participants during the Break – “You can be a successful business person” now available at Sunshine Book Stores. Another benefit I received from the seminar was the opportunity to reinforce some of the business principles I subscribe to. 

This week, I recorded a Show on Investing in Real Estate in Saint Lucia. In this series of shows I hope to invite guests who will discuss every aspect of the real estate industry in St. Lucia. The shows will have something for everyone whether, developing, buying, selling or renting. Real Estate has been one of the most stable form of investment in St. Lucia and has returned substantial yields to those persons who got into the business with some knowledge of the industry, not just acquiring any property. The show will be aired within a fortnight on HWTV Channels 42 LIME and 78 on Karibcable and on the internet at  I hope to launch a Book on Investing in Real Estate in Saint Lucia to coincide with the inaugural show. It is all about doing things differently in St. Lucia. Someone has to lead and today more people are talking about writing books than ever before. If there is anything I can do to ease the frustrations and unnecessary expenditure, I shall be willing to do so. Just send me an email. Be wary of self publishing companies. 

I continue to affirm that the year 2011 will be a life changing year for all those who seek to break loose of the negative influences in their lives and enjoy true prosperity. It may be necessary to sever relationships with persons you felt were true friends and wanted you to be successful. You developed a dependence on them to make it happen for you because they promised but in the end they were nowhere to be found. Don’t hang on to an illusion, they were never there for you. Move on with your life. Keep your dream alive, live your dream and the Source will point you in the right direction and provide the mentorship and the opportunity to take you to the next level. Don’t be fooled, it will always take a helping hand to take you to the next level. Move on with your life, do things differently in 2011 and we will all be better for having taken the decision to do things differently. It is a wonderful world – step out and live your dreams. See you at the Chamber Awards Ceremony. 

Remember always to Keep the Faith, God is in Charge, Dream Big and expect Daily Miracles! 

Edward Harris

Biblicist, Freelance Journalist, Author, Realtor, Business & PR Consultant


Websites:  St. Lucia – Agent ECREDMC



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