How businesses are using the Lion brand

Have you ever wondered why so many businesses and products are named after lions? Most probably, the owners and inventors are particularly fond of lions. Perhaps they think that lions are regal or lions might bring them lots of luck. Why do you think the Lions Club got its name? Any football player would love to be playing for The Lions and there’s even a hike in Vancouver named after these regal creatures, although, you’d be hard-pressed to find any real lions on that walk as beautiful as the area may be.

Lion tea and beer

If you do a Google search, you’ll find a heap of cool things named after lions, from Lion brand yarn (America’s oldest craft yarn company) to Lion tea and Lion beer. There’s a Lion Brewery in Sri Lanka that produces a range of Lion-branded brews that could only be a roaring success.

Lion martial arts

Lions might bite scratch, roar and pounce on their prey but the only time a lion attacks is when they are being attacked, usually by another lion. They use their claws and teeth to fight. So it’s not surprising there are a slew of martial arts schools named after the mighty lion. Some of the names are rather descriptive, like Sleeping Lion Martial Arts Academy and Green Lion Martial Arts. I like the Sleeping Lion one as it conjures images of a lion so strong it can fight in its sleep.

Lion cleaning services

These fierce fighting animals are equally as focused when it comes to keeping clean. Just like cats, lions lick themselves clean. They have a natural propensity to keep their fur and other parts of their bodies clean. Also not surprisingly, a slew of cleaning companies wear the lion badge with pride, such as the White Lion Cleaning Company, Red Lion Vacuum repair service, and the Blue Lion carpet cleaning service. Presumably, these lion-variety cleaning services use real vacuum cleaners to suck up the dirt at your home.

Lions are chosen to sell everything from underwear (yes you can buy underpants with lion faces!) to pool products (though it would seem more appropriate to name a range of pool accessories “elephant pool products”. Thankfully, most pool cleaners are named after dolphins and sharks!

Anyway, if you’re looking for a good name for your business or club, try squeezing in the wold “lion” somewhere in the business name and you might transform your tiny fledgling idea into a roaring success!

How to earn a Lion Diploma

There are seven steps to becoming a suitable lion, such as Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling, and Pouncing. This young hero, a scrawny boy, does his best to understand the crucial skills through his training with a master teacher (who happens to be a real lion). Of course! Following a grueling program, of course, the boy finds that the last thing -making friends – would be the most crucial of all. That is just how any child can get his lion degree (and of course the affection of each cat in the city ). It might be a fun story but in reality, businesses are jumping on the lion bandwagon and using our automatic emotional response towards lions to promote their businesses and products.

An emotional tale of lions in the wild

A loving story of lions growing up, although, it’s heartbreaking that one of the nomadic lions killed an 18-month-old male cub. Amazingly, the white lionesses lived. These lions are fierce, proud and skilled hunters, teachers and mothers. We can learn so much from lions. Just take the time to ponder life and take away from this amazing story what you will. Lions rule! Check out this post (after you watch the video) to find out why lions rule.

Lions behaving badly video

Here’s a great video of a lion pride. These young lions learns lessons from mama lion. There are just two animals that rule Africa’s wilderness regions – buffalos and lions. The buffalo controls the plains with aggression and power. While the lions are the ultimate hunters. Rather than ambushing their prey, these lions drag their prey onto the floor and there’s a slow and painful death. Are these lions behaving badly, or is this is exactly what lions do?

Lessons from a lion’s roar

The lion’s roar is one of the most distinctive calls from the animal kingdom. Studies have revealed it may be heard around approximately 8km away. Roars can be dependent on the age of the lion and can be heard before sunrise and sunset when lions are active.

The main reason lions roar are:

  • To frighten lions from other prides off their patch
  • To show how big and talented they are (occasionally also to bully other lions and other predators )
  • To tell other lions of their place in the pecking order
  • Strengthen social bonds (if they perform it in a chorus or collectively )

Other lion noises are created while they’re happy, for example, if they are playing with one another you might hear funny sounds like puffs and hums. These signify happiness.

A lioness produces soft sound when she’s searching for her cubs or is calling them out. The cubs hear this noise and will call back. It’s similar to purring.

How does this help you in your daily life?

Are you being bullied or is someone at school, work or in your life making your life difficult? If you feel that you’re being taken advantage of there is a simple way to fix this.

You merely need to change your perspective.

First, realize that the negative emotions you feel are all in your mind. Nobody can hurt you if you don’t let them. Think of the mighty lion – to frighten other lions off its turf.

Lions will roar and make noises to intimidate others. If the other lions choose to be scared, it’s not the roaring lions fault.
So think of yourself as a lion and don’t let any other lions scare you off your turf.

Think about why you’re scared. If you’re being intimated or bullied at school, are you afraid of being physically beaten or is your fear more about being shamed and ridiculed?

Both fears are easy to overcome if you have a plan. Sometimes, the plan might require time – time to change, to learn to skills. But some things can be as simple as turning on a switch in your brain.

If you’re afraid of being ridiculed, decide that you don’t want to be part of the flock and that you want to be your own person. As soon as you’ve decided what YOU want to be, no one can hurt you except YOU.

Take a leaf out of the lion’s book and lead a meaningful and purposeful life. Lions roar. Lions rule. You can live like a lion have the life you deserve.

Sound of Lions

Ottawa hip-hop band Sound of Lions has a great video called Storm Chasers…