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Can Shifting Our Focus Transform the World?

Dan Sodergren's Insights from Hosting TEDxBrighton.

The world is an exciting and changing place. As the host of this year's TEDxBrighton event, I wanted to share some valuable insights from our incredible speakers that can help you navigate the ever-changing world of work and propel your career forward. Not really about AI but not everything we write has to be about AI and marketing. 

In a rapidly evolving professional landscape, it's essential to focus on the things that truly matter for personal and professional growth.

For the future of work. Let me show you…

1. Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity

One of the standout speakers was Mo Kanjilal, Co-Creator at Watch This Sp_ce. Her powerful talk on diversity and inclusivity in the workplace left a lasting impact on me, so much so that it inspired me to go on Talk TV radio to discuss the future of work, AI, and technology.

You can read more about my experience on my blog:

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Mo's message is clear: creating a culture where everyone feels valued and respected is not just a box to tick, but a fundamental necessity for thriving in the future of work. As you navigate your career, seek out organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusivity, and actively contribute to building a welcoming environment for all.

2. Giving Without Expectation

Simon Squibb, founder of HelpBnk and a TikTok-famous entrepreneur, with over 4.5 million followers!!!!

Shared his philosophy of "givewithoutake." In the context of work, this means offering your skills, knowledge, and support to colleagues and peers without expecting anything in return. By fostering a culture of generosity and collaboration, we can create more fulfilling and successful work environments.

3. Nurturing the Future

Gayle Berry's mission to nurture the future by focusing on the first 1,001 days of life may seem unrelated to the world of work at first glance. However, her message of investing in the well-being of children is a powerful reminder that the future of work depends on the generations to come.

As professionals, we have a responsibility to create a world that supports and empowers the next generation of workers.And also to be mindful of how we start anything.

4. Joyful Mindfulness

Amy Polly, the Chief Mindfulness Rebel, reminded us that incorporating fun and playfulness into our mindfulness practices can have a profound impact on our well-being. In the fast-paced world of work, it's easy to get caught up in stress and forget to prioritize joy.

Take a cue from Amy and make space for moments of lightheartedness and fun in your workday.

5. Reflecting on Your Career Journey

As you reflect on the insights shared at TEDxBrighton, consider how you can apply these lessons to your own career journey. What steps can you take to embrace diversity, give without expectation, nurture the future, and incorporate joyful mindfulness into your professional life?

It’s funny that in April 2022 I was there - at their last event - talking about AI and how the future of work isn’t what you think it’s what you LOVE.

But ironically, not something I loved doing. But I LOVED THE EVENT.

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 And a massive thanks to all the speakers for making my job easier.

BUT… It’s just I am no longer able to be a host of day long events.

I am too old for that lark. It’s far too stressful :) And tiring..

Where I know what’s going to happen next.

Like I do with Great Marketing Works.

That’s kinda all under my control.

That’s what I love doing.

I love teaching people new things... So on that note.

Are you making the most of LinkedIn?

 In today's fast-paced digital age, leveraging LinkedIn is not just an option but a necessity for professionals and businesses alike. This platform, with its vast network of over 700 million users, serves as a goldmine for opportunities, connections, and learning.

But the question remains: Are you making the most of LinkedIn?

You can come on my new course in May.

Made for beginners on LinkedIn.