835. Encore: Getting Unstuck and Finding Consonance
Laura Gassner Otting
“So I think the one most important strategy I would give to people is to ‘stop giving votes in your life to people who shouldn’t even have voices.’”
Laura Gassner Otting is a professional motivational keynote speaker and the founder of Limitless Possibility, where she empowers innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts to get “unstuck” in their thinking, push past their limiting beliefs, and achieve extraordinary results. She is turned on by the audacity of The Big Idea and that larger-than-life goal you just can’t seem to shake. She is an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur, and she has never met a revolution she didn’t like. Laura’s new book “Limitless” is like a high-energy master class and brainstorming session all in one─with actionable tips to transform your vision for your career and do work with purpose.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“I was working for a large executive search firm where the definition of success was efficiency and a fat bottom line. When I looked across the table at my clients who were feeding the poor, curing cancer and saving the whales I realized THAT was my definition of success and that I wanted to do that. And that’s when I started my own firm.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
1. Learn the Rules of the Game.
Until you learn the ins and outs of how the game is played, you can’t create your own vision and game plan.
2. Create Your Own Scorecard.
Define success on your own terms, not somebody else’s, just because that’s how you have been “programmed.”
3. Strive for Consonance.
Stop striving for work-life balance. Find consonance so that your values are in sync in both your personal and professional lives.
On Her Bookshelf
“Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life,” by Laura Gassner Otting
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