Keynote Speaker Series: Dangerous Again
You can read the first post in the Keynote Speaker Series here.
The actions we take today have to match our aspirations for the future. Unfortunately, many individuals and organisations pay a lot of lip service to the changes they are going to make to become future-ready but few ever action it. I think this happens because we aren’t meeting people where they are at…in survival mode.
A Quick Backstory
For the past three years, I have been working with incredible individuals from all over the world. All my clients come to me because they want to become more intentional about their personal & professional development and want to access higher levels of performance.
Slowly but surely a trend started emerging as I consulted with my clients.
I realised that many of them exhibited the same “symptoms”:
- They were being reactive to their environment instead of working towards the future.
- They were operating from fear and anxiety and not excitement and inspiration.
- They were doing the same things and getting the same results (without noticing it).
This made me realise that my clients were stuck in survival mode.
So, I started asking myself, “How do we escape survival mode?”
The overwhelming answer…
We have to become Dangerous Again!!
Since this realisation I have delivered this talk at various organisations and coached many individuals to become dangerous again.
By now you are probably wondering what it means to be Dangerous Again.
Let me explain:
Every hero goes on a journey and along the journey the hero encounters the dragon, the monster, the threat, the danger.
If the hero is going to save those who need saving, protect those who need protecting, and change the world.
Then the hero needs to become a danger to the danger. A threat to the threat.
Do you see it?
A Roadmap To Dangerous
You can see then that if we want to be dangerous we need to do three things:
- Experience a sense of risk, excitement, and aliveness.
- Identify the threat.
- Become a threat to the threat.
Aligning It With Tomorrow
This is motivational speaking in it’s purest essence (not the watered down, Zig Ziglar remixes that you so often find in this arena). At it’s core motivational speaker is about getting people to move. After all, the word motivation is derived from Movere which means “to move”.
(And as a side note, you cannot be dangerous if you are simply in your corner of the world contemplating and reflecting on life)
To really land this for the audience I have integrated the high-performance habits for tomorrow. These are the habits we need to cultivate if we are going to be dangerous again. Not only do these habits meet people where they are at, but it helps them to become future-ready in the most practical way possible.