Profile

Cover photo
Josh Chandler
Works at Enactus Leeds Met
Attends Leeds Metropolitan University
Lives in Leeds, UK
159 followers|32,986 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
The superstars who make my job as team leader at Enactus Leeds Met a true joy!
1
Add a comment...
 
My personal mission statement: "Be part of something bigger than myself every single day." - What's yours?
1
Add a comment...

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Creating An Imperfect 2014

Whoa, it has been a while since I wrote something on Google Plus. 

Admittedly it was an incredibly busy end to 2014 which included university essays, one exam and plenty of meetings and work for +Enactus!

I returned to Leeds this weekend after a relaxing Christmas break. Part of me wants to eke out the remainder of my break which runs until February but another part of me is already reflecting on the year ahead.

2014. Wow. The years are flying by.

What 2014 represents to me is a continuation of what I started to create in 2013.

What became more apparent to me is that perfection is a myth and that imperfection is the best way to live.

For instance I started a video blog for Enactus Leeds Met highlighting my mistakes as a team leader and what I have learnt from them (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoZG9KzdQsoT1LctwVlyVZKf0lUiU9PVz)

Smart? You be the judge!

What I do know is that what I learn from my mistakes is what makes me stronger and wiser in the future.

I draw tremendous influence from people such as +Marcella Chamorro who are incredibly open and honest with ten of thousands of blog readers. Here's an example of what I mean - http://theperpetualvacation.com/year-review-inching-toward-perpetual-vacation/

We can all learn something from Marcella as we create our plans for 2014.

Accept your imperfect side. Embrace failure. Become a more well rounded individual who makes a lasting change.

PS - Good luck +Alexandrya-Carmen Mbu from Enactus Lincoln with your university essay. Not far to go... - http://a-cm.co.uk/2014/01/06/an-enjoyable-interesting-and-excited-essay/
1
Marcella Chamorro's profile photo
 
Happy new year, Josh! Thanks for the mention. It's been awesome to be by your side these past few years. Can't wait to see what's up next for you... :)
Add a comment...

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
I just wrote a blog post for Enactus Leeds Met where I declare to the world that Enactus Leeds Met will always win and lose as a team.

We are not the result of one person's contributions, the team is what defines our success (and our failures!)

http://www.enactusleedsmet.com/4/post/2013/09/why-we-will-always-win-together-and-lose-together-as-a-team.html
1
Add a comment...

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why Smart People Don't Seek Fame

Too many people in this world are fixated on fame. Frankly it sickens me.

As humans we are naturally self centred to be recognised but some people take it to another level.

I am not just talking about becoming famous in the traditional sense. I am talking about those  people in the workplace who will work as hard as they can to cheat their way to the top.  

I have known people in projects I have worked on who have misrepresented what I have actually contributed to the project, people who have claimed my work as their own, people who have made me do all the work (I am no longer a pushover for those people who are clearly taking advantage).

Admittedly these are typical problems that every team or group faces. Some people will always do more work then others - whether they want to or not - but that shouldn’t be a typical situation. 

Those are the people I cannot stand to be around in life and would never willingly employ in any business venture I launch in the future.

These people seek recognition for every little thing they do and expect to be rewarded generously for their “superior expertise”.

Every time I meet this individual I almost turn to run in the other direction. I have worked with several of those people in recent projects. 

Honestly they are the most clueless people in the world who really need to be told they are clueless.

This may sound incredibly harsh but honestly the smartest people I have met in life are the ones who don’t seek fame and instead just love what they do.

You cannot beat passion. I would hire an individual who shows genuine passion and an electric  drive to succeed over some smart ass who tells me all the great things they have achieved (as if I care!)

Smart people such as Chris Guillebeau  (founder of World Domination Summit) know that your network is your most important asset and you must always nurture it by helping others succeed.

You know what else smart people know, karma is a bitch!

For all those who aspire to be a smart person rather than an individual driven to be ‘the expert’ 

I recommend you read the book “Trust Agents”. (In particular read the chapter “Agent Zero” for guidance on how to become the most indispensable, most helpful individual in your industry.)

I wish I could hand out a free copy of that book (and no I am not being paid a commision to promote this book, I just really value its message!) to all the jerks who consider themselves to be number one.

One thing I can promise you is that every person you meet who acts like they are better than you is going to fall flat on their face at some point in their life. 

Most of the time these people fall out of favor in organisations because they are not the big achiever they once were.  The problem is, these people deny is it their arrogance that caused them to fail.

So if you want to be smart, don’t seek fame. Embrace the joy of creating something meaningful which helps empower others to develop personally and professionally.

Go and meet someone for a strategic planning session (with key action points and dates to achieve these goals by) over a coffee.

Tell someone you manage in your company how much you appreciate their work and what you suggest they do to become a more well rounded business leader.

Simple things matter. People matter. The jerk who is always talking you down in front of others or talking behind your back to spread lies isn’t the person you want to be associated with.

You should demand that you have good people in your life. You owe yourself that much.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
159 people

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow. What a great start to my day! 
1
Add a comment...

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
Congratulations to Enactus University Of Alberta for winning Enactus Canada's 2014 Talent Community Challenge - Who Won the 2014 Talent Community Challenge?
1
Add a comment...

Josh Chandler

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have just discovered a perfect phrase by R.A Mashelkar:

"Getting more for less for more" (i.e getting more value for less for more people around the world!)
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
159 people
Work
Occupation
Student, Writer and Team Leader at Enactus Leeds Met
Employment
  • Enactus Leeds Met
    Team Leader, present
  • Enactus Leeds Met
    Business Development, 2012 - 2013
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Leeds, UK
Previously
Brighton, UK
Contact Information
Work
Email
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Story
Tagline
My personal mission statement: "Be part of something bigger than myself every single day."
Introduction
Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me.

For those who haven't met me I can only explain myself as someone who loves business and wants to empower others to make a difference in the world.

Personal Values
  • Honesty is the best policy.
  • Being trustworthy means the world to me.
  • Being reliable makes all the difference.
  • Being ambitious can drive you to succeed.
Projects I Am Working On

I am currently the team leader for Enactus Leeds Met team. Enactus Leeds Met is a student run non profit organisation which operates as a university society at Leeds Met University.

The goal of Enactus is to help create non profits and social enterprises which help people in need in a sustainable and long term manner.

You can usually found me online at places like Twitter, my blog and of course here on Google+.

Contact

If you would like to get in contact with me, please use the link below:

Education
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Business, 2011 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Josh Chandler's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Cadillac's Fashion-Driven Play To Attract Young Women
www.fastcompany.com

Under the guidance of Melody Lee Cadillac is aligning itself with fashion-forward brands like Vogue Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman t

Yahoo Gives Out Inactive Usernames Via "Wishlists" & Launc...
marketingland.com

Yahoo users who completed a Wishlist for their “dream” Yahoo username/email last month should find out today if they received one of their t

Embracing the Incrementality Mentality | Danielle Morrill
www.daniellemorrill.com

We’ve all heard that line about the 10 year “overnight” successes. A friend* recently told me a key metric of his company was growing 4%

Pricing Strategies: 13 Articles You Need to Read
conversionxl.com

Tweet Tweet If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to updates Get actionable conversion advice in your inbox. Email once a week. Unsubscribe at

How Perfect Pricing got me 1500 Sales in 2 Days by @ASmartBear
blog.asmartbear.com

I just want to say, the 2.99 was an awesome price point – from an incentive to buy stand point. With 5.99 including PSDs it seemed like a no

Stop Copying Your Competitors: They Don’t Know What They’re Doing Either
conversionxl.com

Tweet Tweet If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to updates Get actionable conversion advice in your inbox. Email once a week. Unsubscribe at

How Choosing a Team Almost Cost Me Everything — The Perpetual Vacation
theperpetualvacation.com

Whether you are starting a business, seeking a gym partner, or just in search of a true friend, choosing a team is critical to your success

Connect, Then Lead
hbr.org

Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and

Retail Ready People Leeds
joshchandler.co.uk

The result that the Leeds team has achieved in six weeks of planning has been incredible. Each team member has bought something unique and s

RRP LEEDS (RRPLeeds) on Twitter
twitter.com

The latest from RRP LEEDS (@RRPLeeds). WE are Retail Ready People. We have created a new pop-up shop in an empty unit at 110 Albion St. OPEN

Retail Ready People - Leeds
www.facebook.com

We look to offer a unique social environment to the local community, bringing a social experience...

SunDrum -- Youth Social Entrepreneurship
www.indiegogo.com

SunDrum: Youth social Entrepreneurship education through art, culture and games. Marginalized youth learn to transform problems into social

Billboard Shows Different Messages for Kids and Adults
mashable.com

A billboard in Spain shows a different message for kids and adults.

Adventurous & Determined: What The Sandlot Taught Me About Life — Th...
theperpetualvacation.com

What if I told you that all our lives, we are living an adventure — like the ones we watch in movies? What The Sandlot taught me about life:

The Enactus Family | Josh Chandler
joshchandler.co.uk

I am proud to say that I treat every Enactus team (both the ones I have met and the ones I am yet to meet) with the respect I would give a f

10 Things You May Not Know About Me: A Life Full Of Lessons And Challeng...
joshchandler.co.uk

Once in a while I stumble upon the perfect blog post or article which I feel says exactly what I am thinking. I had that experience today wh

Are We Becoming Too Friendly In Britain?
joshchandler.co.uk

This article in The Daily Mail made me laugh. The article discussed some interesting survey results commissioned by Ask Jeeves that highligh

Promoting a Cause on Social Media: How These 3 Nonprofits Do It
sproutsocial.com

Nonprofits may not be offering discounts to fans, but the social media strategies they use to build awareness can be applied to any brand.

The Art of the Side Business — The Perpetual Vacation
theperpetualvacation.com

A guide for anyone who dreams of breaking free: How to set up a side business that pays the bills while you go after your dreams.

Britain is still failing to prepare for immigration - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

Politicians on both sides should do a little less posturing and a lot more planning