If you want to make a difference and change the world you need to know where to start. Good intentions aren’t enough to get you out the door.
YOU NEED A PLAN
No matter who you are or where you come from, there are 5 key stages to making sure your journey takes you where you want to go.
Where are you on yours?
You can’t achieve anything in life without first knowing who you are. Knowing how you think and feel about the world around you helps you make good choices that line up with what you want to achieve in life. Whether you’re a person, a team or a company, defining your unique identity is key to making your special mark on the world.
Once you know who you are you can choose where you want to go. Having a destination ensures you set off in the right direction and helps you recognise when you’ve arrived. Don’t try to live someone else’s idea of what your life should be – your parents, your teachers, boss, celebrities or spouse. Define your own success and set your own goals.
A destination is not enough. Now you have to take action. You can’t make a difference in this world unless you actually do something and step outside the comfort zone of someday thinking. Start a business, begin a project, change the world. You’ll make mistakes and that’s part of the journey. What’s important is that you learn from them, dust yourself down and keep walking.
No journey should be taken alone. You’re going to need friends and companions to help you on your way. Too many people try to do everything themselves and it usually ends in disaster. We evolved in community and we’re wired to seek out other humans for support. There will be skills you don’t have, contacts you can’t reach, ideas you won’t formulate without other people there to fill in
Life is full of distractions and road blocks. The more you expand the more you push against your boundaries and the more tempting it is to take the easy way round. Before you know it you may find yourself on a massive detour or held up behind a barrier of your own making. If there’s something you want to achieve in life you’ve got to stay focused. That doesn’t mean you can’t start something new, or have an adventure, it just means you’d better be clear how it fits into the overall picture.
Working with Darren has enabled us to clarify our vision and take bold steps towards our goals. While sensitively guiding us towards clearer thinking, his positive energy and can-do attitude ensure a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Darren.
High Performance Coaching has been honestly life changing. Your boundless patience, forbearance and empathy (coupled with extraordinary expertise), blasted through pockets of hidden resistance to galvanise me into staking a path, in line with a clear purpose, resulting in all three aspects of my work to actually get up and running. Accolades Darren. You are a marvel. Thank you.
Darren was an amazing coach who helped me clarify my professional direction and help me build strategies to become more resourceful in times of uncertainty and stress. I will most certainly return to Darren for regular top-ups and refresh of my personal and professional goals and my direction
Darren helped me unlock what was bubbling inside me, trying to get out. He managed to wonderfully balance his listening, reflecting, coaching, knowing when to push me and knowing when to let me lead. Thank you.
The session with Darren was an important moment for our company. It not only gave us the room to think about our wider goals, but created a comfortable space for us to honestly share our issues and ambitions with the rest of the team. As a direct result, we feel refreshed and ready to make the world a better place! Would highly recommend Darren's coaching style to any new or seasoned company, it was warm, holistic and grounded in common sense.
Essentially you helped me view myself, my skills and my career in a new, clearer light, and I feel incredibly liberated from that terrible, misplaced need to define my "success" by how many singing jobs I'm being asked to do. Thank you for helping me see things so much more clearly! I am so very grateful!
As humans, we pride ourselves on our ability to reason getting so caught up in our heads we both fail to listen to our bodies and acknowledge how our personal history is imprinted within them and the effects this has. Darren’s method turns the volume up on what the body is trying to tell us so that a truly holistic healing process can take place.
My work with Darren has completely changed my world view. Through his guidance, questions and perceptive observations, he has helped me to become more generous, open and aware of the motivations behind my thoughts and actions both in my private and professional relationships. My focus and gaze have lifted and I am gradually learning how to live with, through and without the anxiety and stress which was pinning me down.
Working with Darren and his indescribable work is like holding a 3D mirror that has special features. A 3D mirror that shows you what’s going on for yourself from as many angles as you can imagine. Like normal mirrors, that clarity can be unpleasant and surprising, unexpected and delightful, but essentially without it you wouldn't have been able to work out what was actually happening.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO CHANGE THE WORLD, REACH OUT.
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