SHIFT yourself

SHIFT yourself

Can Hope define your success?

I was asked last week by someone at a networking event who didn’t know me what it was I “sold.”

I had to stop and think about this for a minute. My first impression was that I don’t “sell”, I empower others. I went on to mention I am passionate about giving people the tools to be the best version of themselves and be powerful beyond belief.

She said OK I get it – you sell Hope. It was in my nature to want to defend this statement but I didn’t. I merely smiled and moved away. She got me thinking though. The definition of Hope is

“the feeling that what is wanted, can be had”

It went on to say key words relating to hope were belief, confidence, anticipation and ambition. Interesting as these are all words I use when working with clients on their mindset.

From our point of view, we provide coaching and mentoring to help people achieve their aims and fundamentally this could be defined as hope because there was none or very little prior to working with us otherwise they would be powerful and hugely successful. They know what hasn’t worked as they have tried it.

For example, in law firms, lawyers want better clients who pay more but they don’t have the hope of achieving this because they don’t have the right focus from a mindset and technical skill perspective on business development to increase the chances of getting these types of clients. It doesn’t mean that they are not great lawyers, it just means with a little hope and some guidance they can put the right structures in place to achieve their goals.

If you have hope, there is belief, confidence, anticipation and ambition. All strong powerful qualities that enable people to be the best version of themselves and be powerful beyond belief in business.

So maybe the woman at the networking function was right – I do give hope to others.

Where do you need some hope in your business?

And more importantly, what are you going to do to get it?

Check it out and of course as always, love to hear your thoughts so leave them here.

Until next week,


Rebecca Morris

Rebecca set up Paradigm Shift in 2011 because in her corporate career she repeatedly observed leaders choosing to let chaos reign rather than work out strategies for effective change. Or put simply – poor leadership.

With a background in educational psychology, roles as CEO, sales executive, business coach, business owner and teacher, Rebecca uses her proven experience and insights along with her practical tool box to get results.

Rebecca observes human behaviour and associated patterns and enables leaders to become present to their patterns through her IP, Observational Intelligence (OI). Rebecca uses her 'cycle of interruption' approach to interrupt, innovate and lead from new paradigms creating collectively powerful leaders and culture-safe organisations.

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