Reflecting on 2020, it’s been a year of profound change and an opportunity for growth.

There’s one critical lesson that I’ve learned this year that has become like a mantra for assessing people, situations and giving myself freedom.

In understanding the past, and deciding to hold my value, it’s elegant in the simplicity.

“Never stay where you are not appreciated.”

Whether this means….

… the relationship where you don’t feel your needs are heard, met or respected,

… the job where you feel undervalued, where your skills and talents are not seen and used,

… the friendship that feels one-sided,

… the client that tries to negotiate…


*That’s admirable and brave. I just responded to a question on this.

What does it take?

Here’s my take…..

You have to be in love with your business.

A supportive family make it easier.

You have to know why you do what you do, and be able to communicate that through your personal brand.

You have to think ahead and know what you want it to look *and* feel like 6 months to 2 years in, so you can pounce on the right opportunities.

Accept quickly that not everyone will like you, or is your friend.

But when you find the good people, appreciate them. They are gold-dust.

Understand why and how you prefer to network. And learn how to maximise your time for maximum productivity and pleasure.

It also helps to be slightly mad!

Thoughts?

#GameChanger


Is summer a great opportunity for you to determine what you want to achieve for the next year, and beyond? Here's one from the archives on a different approach to goal-setting.

In corporate life, the framework often used for goal-setting is S.M.A.R.T – the goal will be;

SPECIFIC – defined in precise terms.

MEASURABLE – able to be quantified to determine progress, and ultimately success.

ACHIEVABLE – something that is possible, technically, with the resources that can be called upon.

REALISTIC – whilst presenting the degree of challenge to qualify as a goal, it must have a reasonable prospect of…


How you begin can make all the difference.

The environment you create will have more influence on your success than you know.

To focus on the essential, we must remove the unnecessary, the detritus and the clutter, physically and mentally to be at optimum performance – to be reaching our highest levels.

To hold on to what’s unnecessary can weigh us down.

It can take up mental bandwidth, and serve as a reminder of a past we may wish to grow from. This can take the form of habits, ideas, and behaviours, not just things within our physical environment.

When…


Plans are made to be executed. What are your top tools & tips?


The theme of Sandra Nelson’s event this weekend was “I am Possible”.

I was asked to stand in for a colleague, and share the message that I shared with attendees at the weekend…

When the call came the evening before to speak, I thought about the impact of those words and reflected on my own journey – what were the beliefs that had helped me to understand. and educate just how much is possible, for my clients and for myself?

What is the feeling we need to hold within to make all things possible?

And with that, the message came…


Here’s one from the archives on a different approach to goal-setting.

In corporate life, the framework often used for goal-setting is S.M.A.R.T — the goal will be;

SPECIFIC — defined in precise terms.

MEASURABLE — able to be quantified to determine progress, and ultimately success.

ACHIEVABLE — something that is possible, technically, with the resources that can be called upon.

REALISTIC — whilst presenting the degree of challenge to qualify as a goal, it must have a reasonable prospect of being attained. Unrealistic goals are demotivating and will not sustain commitment.

TIMEBOUND — when the goal will be achieved and…


I had a great conversation this morning about the importance of humanity and laughter in business.

It was our emphasis on happiness, laughter and play that attracted this person to GameChanger.

Do we enjoy our work?

Do we enjoy spending time with our colleagues who we often see for more time in a week than our own families?

Laughter has the ability to break down barriers and remove tension.

So, I dare you to be different.

Be one of the people who tells me a joke. And let’s start a conversation.


Recently, I was asked to contribute my top productivity tip to Digitise This, a blog for start-ups.

It’s essentially stripping purpose back to 7 words. And ensuring everything you do aligns with this statement.

Punk managed 3 chords, the best I could do was 7 words. When I shared this on the company page, one of my readers asked me to share my 7 words. We must practice what we advocate to others, so I was happy to share this.

Liberating people’s potential and profit through business

- and pretty much everything I do is directed towards that, it makes…


How did you feel when you woke up this morning?

Were you bright, full of energy and raring to go?

Or, after the long weekend, did you wake up with a sense that something needs to change? Do you long for the day when you look forward to your work? Or you’ve started that gym programme you know you really ought to begin? Or the day when you can have that really difficult conversation with the team member to help your team in the long run?

All I am going to say today is:

Start where you are.

Whether you’re the CEO, the college…

Laura @ #GameChanger

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