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How To Use The “What-If” Game To Your Advantage
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Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert
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Dateline: Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

I just read a brilliant book that reminded me how the “What-If” game can either weigh you down or lift you up.

The New York Times best selling book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a fascinating read exploring one woman’s view of the choices she made and how it impacted her life during her moment of death.

I won’t say more to avoid spoilers, but I highly recommend it as a summer read.

If you have ever second guessed yourself, got stuck in the regret roulette, or wondered what would have happened if you made an alternative decision in your business or whole life, this thought provoking read is for you.

This is my favorite part because sadness, failure, or tragedy just isn’t talked about enough :
“There are patterns to life . . . Rhythms. It is so easy, while trapped in just the one life, to imagine that times of sadness or tragedy or failure or fear are a result of that particular existence. That it is a by-product of living a certain way, rather than simply living. I mean, it would have made things a lot easier if we understood there was no way of living that can immunise you against sadness. And that sadness is intrinsically part of the fabric of happiness. You can’t have one without the other. Of course, they come in different degrees and quantities. But there is no life where you can be in a state of sheer happiness for ever. And imagining there is just breeds more unhappiness in the life you’re in.”
Enjoy the read and let me know what you think if and when you read it.

…my fall 22 and 2023 calendars are filling up faster than previous years. Let me know soon if you are considering possible new work together so I can prioritize your requests!

Dedicated to growing your business,

Val

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  Val Wright is a recognized leadership and organization expert. Working with Xbox, Microsoft, Amazon and LinkedIn, she has spent the last 20 years partnering with executives to accelerate growth and gain market superiority across the the games, technology, retail and e-commerce industries.

She is know for telling leaders what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. Leaders seek her out when they need to accelerate their business results, build organizations, develop leaders and create world-class people strategies. Val is a dynamic speaker who will provoke, inspire and provide immediate value to your audience. She has been quoted in Fast Company, E-commerce times, Yahoo.com, Aol.com, usnews.com, NJ.com, TheNetworkJournal.com and TechNerwsWorld.com.

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