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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 - Paradigm Shift NZ
As one of New Zealand’s leading experts on shifting performance in business through sustainable change Rebecca believes mindset, conviction and personal accountability are critical to business success regardless of size or industry.

Rebecca’s journey as a business leader while still maintaining personal family balance is key to her success. Over her extensive 25 years in business mainly in IT – where the only thing that remains the same is change, there is little she has not seen or experienced personally.

Rebecca knows just what it takes to be the best and is passionate about enabling other people with the right tools to master their own success.

As an accomplished trusted advisor, coach, speaker, mentor and author she partners with individuals and organisations to create the powerful shifts required in business.

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