Welcome to Episode 02 of Be A Game Changer: How to define what it means to be a game changer: What is your path? What will bring achievement and happiness? Take action to win the game of business and life! A series that provides the light, the path, and your map to a better future!
Discussion guide from Episode 02: What does winning look like for YOU?
1. What does it even mean to be a game changer?
2. Game changers are remarkable. They are accountable.
3. Game changers recognize that life is a game, and they play to win.
4. And in playing the game, we discuss why “play” seems to have a negative connotation.
5. And in playing the game of business and life, yes, we play to win. But there do not have to be losers. We can all win this game! Move away from the “Zero Sum” thinking…
6. Having a definition of what winning the game of life means gives you freedom. You now have a concrete endeavor to seek. You know where you want to go. That alone is enlightening!
7. A game changer has to know where they want to go, and what they want to change and influence, right?
8. What is happiness? And why is knowing what that means to you important?
9. Joy verses happiness. There IS a difference.
10. Destinations are markers that show us where we are, and what we still have to do. Understand that most people don’t know where they want to go, and that causes a lot of stress.
11. “The chase is the foreplay. That’s all the fun!”
12. You also have to recognize there is a cost to achieve your destination. And you have to know if you are willing to pay that cost. Game changers are willing to do so. (Hint: the cost is emotional) You have to bang through fear.
13. And there will be collateral damage along the way. Game changers know and expect this.
14. You have to keep raising the bar.
15. Game changers look at fear as a signal, an indicator, a marker that they are close. And the bigger the fear, the closer they are to achieving their destination.
16. “You don’t bargain with success.”
17. There are three phases: Achievement phase, maintenance phase, and the Phase of Next (the growth). Most try to maintain once they achieve their first success, but true growth comes when you push from there. Game changers do NOT maintain for long.
18. Activity rules success. The more activity you have in life, the more exposure to opportunities for success.
19. Directed and measured activity verses mindless, justify-your-salary activity.
20. Game changers don’t watch the clock, they are purely focused on directed and measured activity.
21. A game changer knows when their activities and work are moving the ball forward towards the goal.
22. Take “the money” part of the table. Game changers aren’t focused on the money. They don’t play small…they think bigger than that.
23. We again discuss the importance of your message here. There has to be alignment between the message and the messenger. But you also have to be able to adapt and adopt and be sensitive to how others feel. People have to believe in you…
About the co-host, Bill Wooditch:
Bill is a keynote speaker and peak-performance business training coach. He is a mentor and advocate for those who actively seek and are determined to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
He began his career with $200 to his name, a suitcase, one corduroy suit and two ties. Retreat wasn’t an option; there was only one way – Always Forward! His purpose, energy and conviction fueled his meteoric sales success. In two years, he “found a way and made a way” to become the top salesperson at Liberty Mutual – a company employing over 19,000 people at the time. Ready for the “next challenge”, he was recruited by and joined the 6th largest broker in the world, Corroon & Black (currently the Willis Group), where, for two consecutive years, he earned the distinction as the top producer in the company.
Today, he is the founder, CEO, and president of The Wooditch Group, a privately held risk management and insurance services firm. The Wooditch Group provides client-centric solutions and comprehensive risk management programs for domestic and international clients whose revenues range from $10 million to over $3 billion. He is also the founder of Think Next, Act Now!, a company that trains and mentors tomorrow’s entrepreneur today.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Purdue University and his Master’s degree in Public Administration at Penn State.
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