Irrespective of which generation you belong to, the Mind Age™ starts now. If you or your children plan on being a part of the future business world, and are concerned about the changes that are expected in the world, then you should read this book; if you are not concerned about the changes expected in the world in the next few decades, then you must read this book!
It doesn’t matter what your life situation is now. You may be a single mum, someone who has been out of work for a long time or whose self-esteem and self-worth may be ebbing away; perhaps you are someone struggling to make ends meet, someone who lacks focus; someone who feels like something’s missing or you want more; someone who has been settling for mediocrity. Maybe you are in a good space – perhaps you are a student, someone at the peak of your career, someone contemplating a life change, someone who is curious or ambitious and wants to live their best life possible.
Whatever situation you are faced with, my hope is that this book helps you recognise what you need to do to secure a comfortable future. I want this book to be a call to action, so I’ve drawn on the work of over 60 leading thinkers, authors and academics in the subjects of strategy, neuroscience, psychology, medical science, environmental conservation, business, leadership, and education. I have interviewed academics, CEOs, leading management consultants and heads of Human Resources & Talent in some of the world’s top organisations; and brought together different perspectives from a variety of people, focus groups and workshops that I ran, so that the book as a whole speaks to each of us on different levels.
I have also drawn on my 20 years of business experience, working internationally for top consulting firms where I managed large scale, complex transformation programmes of major organisations. As a specialist in change, I incorporate over 30 methods, models, strategies and frameworks when coaching executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs and students, which I’ve shared to an extent in here.
I’ve included principles from psychology through to neuroscience, guaranteed to deliver high impact and sustainable results. I’ve also shared several deeply personal events in my life, which I hope you will be able to relate to and which I hope inspire you to take charge of your life and redefine your destiny.
I hope this book compels you to act immediately.
I personally do not want the future thrust upon me, nor do I want to race to catch up with the future. I don’t want to inherit my future. I want to be a part of shaping and influencing it. I want to know what’s coming. I want to know how much is enough to prepare for it. I want to know that I am doing the right things in the right order and the right quantities. I think you may want the same.
‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek,’ BARACK OBAMA