I never set out to be an Entrepreneur much less a Traveler. And on the day I gave away just about everything I owned, making the decision to embark on the journey that led me here, I couldn't have imagined what was in store.
Somewhere in the mild panic attack I had, sitting on the floor of a storage container giving away the last box of my things, I decided. I decided that I had to and I had to do it without really knowing how or why I was. Let alone what was going to happen next.
I had a fledging company, no house, a car, two suitcases and a plane ticket to a destination that I was entirely unsure about. Turned out that I was right to be unsure and again I found myself giving away more of my things and standing over two suitcases with absolutely no idea what I was going to do. So, I went on an adventure, one I had been dreaming of doing since I was a teenager, ticking off a long list of things I never thought I'd see or do.
I continued to follow that path, using my experiences to further inform and invest in my company. And in 2022, I launched Jamie Meyer Enterprises. Designing that parent company and its purpose has been nothing short of surprising and extraordinary. It is a culmination of the answers I see for the problems we face, animated by the solutions I am asked to create
To be named by APAC Insider as the Travel Entrepreneur of the Year for 2023, is a testament to the power of embracing uncertainty, the decision I didn't know I was making on the floor of that storage container and the choices I have faced head on since https://www.apac-insider.com/winners/jamie-meyer-enterprises/
APAC Insider is committed to recognising companies and individuals changing the world of business in its dynamic and fast-paced landscape and it is an honour to be amongst the list of Awardees. I hope that each of their endeavours has had a profound impact in the areas they work to serve.
One thing I have come to understand is that when faced with a challenge, it is the process of figuring it out, rather than the overcoming itself, that holds the answer.
"What you don't know, you don't know. But what if everything is laid in your path so that you do?"
Nine Carat was created from a deep understanding of industry dynamics and emerged to challenge prevailing norms and trends that often lack substance, are marred by missed opportunities and restrictions.
In a decade dominated by 'green-washing', 'purpose-washing' and 'hyper-growth', we stand firm in our commitment to design sustainably successful companies. By recognising the equal value of Capital [including Human, Network, and Impact], alongside infrastructure and process.
Initially, I attempted to mold Nine Carat into conventional definitions, only to realise it stifled and diluted the scope of our work. Today we embrace our unique knowledge base and resources, harnessing them to design bespoke solutions. Which has contributed to our recent expansion into Business Reform and Community Development.
I am immensely proud of our Team, Network, and Clients for their remarkable achievements. My gratitude extends to Great Companies for sharing our story and contributing to their mission of fostering collective growth and success through entrepreneurial inspiration.
Explore the full interview and discover more about Great Companies here https://www.greatcompanies.in/post/jamie-meyer-founder-at-nine-carat
Trusted Magazine provides a global platform for insightful reflections and relevant analyses, aiming to enlighten decision-makers worldwide. They endeavour to enlighten and counsel their readers regarding the intricacies confronting them within their corporate entities and organizations, to enhance operational, organizational, strategic, individual, or collective efficacy.
When Yassmina, from Trusted Magazine, approached me, what began as contributing to an Article, surprisingly turned into a featured Interview. Always grateful for the chance to broaden perspectives, I appreciate Trusted Magazine for sharing their platform with me.
In this feature, I share my triple-A-rated journey: ambitious, audacious, and accidental—an example of how the unexpected can turn out to be a most spectacular thing - which is the foundation of Agility.
Eugene O'Neill wisely noted, "A man's work deteriorates when he thinks he's found the best formula." There are an endless array of formats, approaches, structures and models that can achieve better results. But we so often get entrenched in the standards of how something should be done and in doing so cement the extent of results we can achieve. Great things happen in the face of necessity, Agility harnesses this divination daily and increases receptivity to advantageous ideas and possibilities.
While Agility is an effective relief response, it is far more effective when built into the ecosystem of a Company. As the world shrinks and opportunities expand, investing in Agility strengthens businesses, unlocking unforeseen avenues.
Success in anything is about whether a practice is appropriately applied to circumstances and desired outcomes. The purpose of embracing Agility is to move towards goals with the least amount of friction. For Agility to be successful it must become a way of doing business.
Read the full Q&A with Yassmina from Trusted Magazine here https://www.trusted-magazine.com/en/post/q-a-with-jamie-meyer
Do you have an Agile Business story? Share your experience in the comments.
Great Companies is a platform dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary journeys of Entrepreneurs around the world. And I am delighted that they have showcased Nine Carat in an Article.
The mission of Great Companies resonates with our own - sparking inspiration in others to become better creators, and providing a unique platform that empowers the best of others. I am honoured that Nine Carat can contribute to this.
Founded in 2019 off the back of my freelanced side projects, it has been a cherished experience discovering the story and scope of Nine Carat. More than a Success Design Company; it is a personal invitation to challenge the status quo, for me and for each of those we encounter.
We don't settle for 'successful enough.' We thrive in identifying why strategies fall short, designing distinctive solutions, and creating frameworks for possibilities hiding in plain sight.
I have celebrated every part of this journey so far. It never fails to challenge, excite, and surprise me, and I eagerly anticipate all that the future may bring
To our incredible Clients who trust us with their Success journey, our dedicated Team and Network who bring vision to reality – this recognition and what it serves to inspire for others is shared with each one of you.
Thank you, Great Companies, for illuminating the path of Entrepreneurial resilience and possibilities. Here's to continued growth, learning, and designing Success that resonates far beyond ourselves.
I am thrilled to announce that Nine Carat has been named one of the top startups by StartupBubble.news. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Team and the Teams within our Network. I am honoured that we have been featured in this publication and to work with such amazing People.
StartupBubble.news is the leading platform for discovering the most promising Startups and Investment opportunities from around the World. The site produces content around lists of the top Startups, interviews with Founders of all stages, Company news and updates.
Nine Carat, has been focused on disrupting sectors with an unusual approach to Business and Community Development. Our commitment to delivering high-quality solutions and unique value propositions has helped us and our Clients stand out. I am proud that we have been recognised for these efforts and look forward to continuing to design growth and Success.
Being named one of the top startups by StartupBubble.news is an indication of our commitment to delivering tailored solutions that make a difference in the lives of our Clients and their ecosystems.
Thank you to StartupBubble.news for this incredible feature. And my deepest gratitude to our Team, Clients, and Partners for their ongoing dedication and support. Success cannot happen without you!
I remember when Nine Carat was nothing more than 5 pieces of pink poster paper taped to a wall and a fervent desire to transcend the standard boundaries of business operations, practices and structures. Although I was driven to unearth the furthest extent of what was possible for others, I don’t think I could have imagined what Nine Carat would become. As I reflect on the evolution and the impact Nine Carat has made on Individuals, Organizations, and Communities, I remain humbled and deeply passionate about our mission.
The recent honour of being named Corporate Vision's Corporate Performance Coaching Provider of the Year for the 2023 Education and Training Awards underscores a fundamental principle at the core of our foundation: the empowerment of People, drives the unparalleled success of Organizations. We firmly believe that genuine achievement for any entity stems from the cumulative and magnified accomplishments of those within it.
From our small beginnings, we dedicated ourselves to crafting internal infrastructures that embodied this philosophy. We challenged conventional models and ecosystems trapped in a never-ending cycle of conformity. Part of what we do is equip Organizations with the tools to break free from the norm, elevate their standards and practices, and fundamentally redefine their success and sustainability. Through these efforts, we inspire and cultivate the success of those who steer the ship daily.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Corporate Vision, for providing a platform to recognize individuals and companies of this calibre. It is an immense honour to be counted among such ranks.
To our fellow Awardees, I offer my warmest congratulations for the impact and contributions you have made to your respective sectors and missions. May your endeavours be met with resounding success, and may you continue to drive positive change and innovation.
Great Companies was founded with a mission to harness the entrepreneurial spark to ignite creativity in others. It serves as a platform for visionary Entrepreneurs to share their inspiring stories, fostering collective growth and success.
I am honored to announce that Nine Carat has been recognized by Great Companies as one of the Top SME Businesses of the Year in the Business Services and Consulting Category for 2023. This accolade is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire Team, Network and Clients.
I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the exceptional Entrepreneurs and Businesses who share this recognition with us. Together, we continue to open doors and kindle the flames of innovation.
Thank you, Great Companies, for this esteemed honour. We look forward to a future filled with designing even greater Success for those we work alongside.
Alicia Cramer's family owned a dairy farm. A dairy farmer's life is hardening and its general mantra is "Hard work." So despite always dreaming of working for herself, it is no surprise that Alicia's journey to success was both hard work and hard. An interesting contradiction, when working for herself was an ambition of admiration and freedom. And yet hindered by the adopted conditioning from the life of a young farm hand.
By 22, Alicia had 2 businesses under her belt. Obsessed with succeeding she worked 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. Only to find those businesses slip away regardless of her investment.
Alicia still held onto her desire to have her own business but had to face the reality that she was creating a chasm of difficulty between her and her success.
At 25 she tried again, focusing on her passion for Emotional Freedom Techniques. Achieving some success, but like many, didn't have the expertise in building a successful business. Around the age of 28, Alicia had additional incentive to really commit to her success, which led her into Hypnotherapy Training.
She is now the go-to Hypnotherapist and Mindset Expert for Entrepreneurs, an International Best Selling Author, Public Speaker and has been an Expert Panelist on a TV Show for 2 Seasons.
Her expertise now focuses on Mindset Reconditioning to overcome blocks to success in business and life.
Alicia and I discuss how much smaller the critical gaps in business have become but are under-utilised, new forms of possible business infrastructure, being trapped by what we have become accustomed to, breaking out of those restraints to consider what success alternatives could lead to, how recycling the old stagnates growth, how to not waste a crisis and make it your greatest opportunity and how all of this can then be applied to our own personal development or progress.
If you aren't willing to face your challenges, you probably aren't willing to look at your opportunities.
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On her website www.aliciacramer.com
Mentors Collective was started by Dr. Jay Feldman, D.O. It found it's beginnings as a Podcast for the purpose of connecting People with a collection of mentors they wish they had.
This evolved into an online platform that provides access to pearls of wisdom from the most accomplished People in various industries. Contributing to perspectives across News, Business and Self Growth.
Dr. Jay Feldman‘s hopes to give back to his Community by helping others through media and business.
It was an honour to share my story with a platform so invested in the improvement of others' lives, health and happiness. Our conversation covered everything from my journey as an Entrepreneur to my goals and motivations. And the best investment I’ve ever made.
2023 has been many things. Expected isn't one of them. Like being interviewed by Robert Miller for CEO Weekly.
Nine Carat was designed from the beginning to be a larger-than-life company. Something I would grow into. But even with the expanse of that plan, it never ceases to amaze me what experiences come up along the way.
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