23 August 2010

Dare To Play A Bigger Game!

Business people and professionals around the world are shackled by the status quo or the day-to-day grind.

The first step to breaking out of those chains is to believe that you can achieve so much more – go on, I dare you, play a bigger game!


2 thoughts on “Dare To Play A Bigger Game!”

  1. Tina Hill-Art says:

    Dear Robyn,

    This is a long overdue thank you. A back read of your blog brought this post to my attention, and reminded me to write!

    A few years ago, when I was an area manager for a chain of stores, I met you on a flood-stranded train in the UK (London- Birmingham)and we got chatting. I related a story to you about a bunch of busy stressed managers (myself included) who chartered a simple fishing gulet in Turkey who, with no TV, radio, papers, and the captain making all decsions around eating times/menu/route and so on, acheived maximum rest and the quickest ‘wind down’ of any break any of us had experienced.
    At the time of our meeting, I was feeling I was not going to progress in my company and had no idea of any other direction, I was single, approaching fifty and feeling ‘that was that’. We did not discuss this.
    Chatting to you that day, and listening to your story was totally inspiring, later reading some of your work and following your web site kept me inspired.
    I worked up ( woke up? ) and shortly after became a director of the same company,and later even got married. Last year the company was bought out and I was made redundant. Still ‘fired up’ and believing I could still ‘achieve more’- I am now retraining to be a BACP accredited counselling therapist, and have moved to the coast to satisfy my need to be near the sea.

    So my note is really to say thank you for the inspiration, and to highlight (although I am sure you already know this) that, outside of your admirable work, you touch people’s lives in your day to day contact, which has just as far reaching positive outcomes.

    Thank you again, and all the very best.
    Tina

    1. Robyn Pearce says:

      Dear Tina

      Wow!

      I do remember our conversation – and what a wonderful delight to hear back from you. If I remember the correct floods, I boarded at Stratford-on-Avon and somewhere near Banbury we were decanted into buses until we got past the worst of it and then back into a train to complete the journey to London. Was that the same event? It was a very wet summer, I recall; I was caught up in a couple of flooding incidents.

      Your very kind words make me feel very humble. Like most of us, I just go about my day endeavouring to be the best I can be in that moment. So, if a relaxing chat in a flood-bound train resulted in you making major changes in attitude, which led to major changes in your life, you can be very sure that you were already on the path to a better future. Our conversation was just one small component, one small catalyst for a very able woman who knew, at some level, that better opportunities awaited her. You’re the one that did it and well done you.

      I await the next chapter. Do keep in touch.

      Very best regards, Robyn

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