The ‘next’ you

So you want to become an entrepreneur? Stop doing what you are already good at, and start telling people what you will be good at.

Activating your network is key to launching new initiatives, it’s about getting the word out there so people can help. You may need to leave your day job. You may want to do something totally different. You may have a radical idea that no one really understands. But often your biggest supporters have pigeon-holed you already, because they know (the old) you.

Now let’s say you are a graphic designer, and you want people to think of you a sustainability consultant. How do you make the switch? How can you break free and start something really new? This is what Jochem Duyff and I were discussing in a recent working lunch – how can you get people to see you in a different light?

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How to shape the world

You’ve found it!

The key to a better world…

is just two short words.

My first working lunch with Deepa Paul got me thinking about how challenging it can be to make the most of all the opportunities and really make the shift beyond incremental changes in our lives, businesses, and the world.

As an ambitious human, most often your biggest limitation is yourself. There are so many things you could do, prioritizing your time is essential. You can make to-do lists. But the lists change everyday, new urgencies pop up. Soon you’re buried in incremental steps that leave you looking back after a month or a year, thinking am I ever going to get there?

I have two simple words for you: road map.

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