Neil Maidment – Founder of Lifestyle Infuencer/Influence International

“Don’t let naysayers be a factor or influence your decision, most of the time its jealousy, so go and do whats right for you.”

Meet Neil Maidment


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A passionate problem solver as Health & Lifestyle Influencer, living in New Zealand and originally from the UK, I have always been a strong leader in pursuing peoples drive, motivation and getting them back on track to success, from sports coaching and leadership, to business management and medicine.
A large competitive sports background paved the way for me being self motivated and determined to get the best from myself, and now I am able to use those skills to help others achieve more, with mindset and courage.
Being part of the health industry for over 16 years I understand what people are looking for and am able to communicate effectively the tools they need to grow and reach their goals in health and business.
Travel and sports are my passion and utilise them with whatever I am part of, being on the road and competing in trail running, as well as enjoying surfing and other water sports brings me the joy in my life I need to balance my business life.
Now engaged to get married next year, I am content in where my life is heading.

How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

8 Years

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Other

What is the name of your current project / company?

Lifestyle Infuencer/Influence International

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

Growing a team of exceptional individuals all looking for the same thing…a better life and a different way forward to the normal

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

My background from being unhappy in my 9-5 lifestyle, and wanting to show the world that it is possible to live your passion and dream, without having to do what is classed as the normal route in life

Why do you do what you do?

It makes me feel free, and i’m so passionate to help others reach their goals/dreams/aspirations in life

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

Do what you want, when you want to do it…Listen to the inside, not the head

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Please, go with the heart, if you feel its right for you to be doing it, do it.
Don’t let naysayers be a factor or influence your decision, most of the time its jealousy, so go and do whats right for you.

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

Be real to myself, and break through a lot of self doubt factors and fear of failure

What does your typical day look like?

Wake, have breakfast with my fiancee, let her get ready and go to work, while I check the social media comments, likes etc, and catch up with any messages from overnight.
Look at the day and see what i need to get done.
Get ready for the day, shower etc.
Social media posting 10-20 times per day, with moments/SC photos and video/LV.
Eating well through the day, grazing all day, rather than gorging.
Out to see clients, mainly in cafes, local places.
Email catch up and replies.
Connect with new people everyday, possible business clients.
Run/walk/exercise daily.
Meditate in the evening before bed.
Bed early after cooking/dinner with Fiancee

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

Go quicker with things. No hesitation

What is the most important thing in life?

Being true to oneself and having great people around you to help smile a lot

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Self Awareness, thinking about your strengths, and focusing on them..We all get told how bad we are at things, but never really on our good points, so be who you are, focus on the things you do well and run with it…
Don’t try and be someone your not.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I got told once that I have a great ora for helping people open up to me!