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Why Wishing Works
Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert Val Wright -- Global Leadership and Innovation Expert
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Dateline: Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 5, 2022


What are you wishing for right now?

Do you know what your team is wishing for?

I was walking yesterday through one of my favorite places in Pasadena, Arlington Gardens. I stopped to read some of the minuscule pieces of paper tied to a tree. Each note contained heartfelt hand written wishes from kids to grandparents. 

“I hope I can stay close to my friends”

“I wish that I can find a new job that I love”

“I hope my parents are happy”

…are some of the wishes I read and I wondered how many others wishes are just in their head and never shared?

What if you asked your team to share their wishes with you in your next 1-1 meeting?

Wishful thinking really does work. But you have to give yourself time and space to think about what you really wish for…and then dedicate energy to making it come true. 

My greatest wishful thinking happened when I wished I could start my own business and write a book by the time I was 40. I shared that wish with two close friends while I was still in my corporate career at Microsoft and then asked for their help encouraging me to make it happen. 

As I’m approaching my tenth anniversary in January, my third book Words That Work just won the NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite award in the business category. —so wishful thinking really does work!

Write down your wishes

…Ask for help achieving them

Get curious about others wishes

…Offer support for helping make them happen

Special thanks to Yoko Ono inspired many wishing trees around the world with her art installation in 1996. 

What are you going to wish for next?

Dedicated to growing your business,


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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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