Welcome to my dangerous world

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"In this reality, choosing to accept our weirdness, invent our own future and live a purpose-driven life becomes a dangerous idea. It's dangerous because it lets the creative beast out of its cage and allows us to see what we are capable of without seeking permission or approval. Dangerous because it opens up the possibility that the life you're living may not actually be yours, but a template assigned to you by scared and unimaginative people." James Victore from Feck Perfuction

What is it all about?

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Managing the hell out of life

nikdavis.com is based on three core building blocks: being brave, challenging the norm and telling it how it is. It is about being authentic, being whole and re-defining what makes us all a true success. In a world of 'optical illusions', proactively encouraged by social media, this is a 'push back' to get behind the illusion and share how life really is. Let's celebrate our vulnerability and 'wholeness', share our failures without shame or guilt and value ourselves for who we are - warts and all. Welcome to the real world!

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The 'Third Way'

I have a basic philosophy that guides how I live my life. It is called the 'Third Way'. That philosophy consists of 3 key building blocks:

  1. Being brave - the strategic driver or vision
  2. Challenging the ‘norm’ - a tactical driver which is more tangible and can be attributed to a subject, cause or issue
  3. Telling it 'how it is’  - an operational driver and comes to life through blogs, articles, solutions etc

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Core Objectives

My Third Way has 6 objectives which are a tangible expression of how it manifests itself in my life (it will be different for everyone). They are:

  1. Having a family and career, they are not mutually incompatible but I have purposely put family first otherwise what is it all for?
  2. Earning money and being socially responsible. 'But for the grace of god go I.' Never miss an opportunity to help someone less fortunate than you. What is the point of money if it makes us forget our humanity?
  3. Being logical and sensitive. Using your brain to solve a problem does not absolve us from caring about how others feel - without compassion what sets us apart from a robot?
  4. Respecting rules but challenging them when required. 'All it takes for evil to prosper is for a few good men to do nothing’, need I say more?
  5. Inspiring others to feel good about themselves but not to feed your own ego. Helping others is food to feed our soul. Ego is a dangerous, judgemental and mean spirited friend, bin him/her
  6. Give rather than take. It does not matter if this is a 'one way' street. What matters is your humanity and kindness. At the end of the day it’s our conscience we answer to not anyone else’

My Third way

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What do people say about me?

"I first met Nik when she came to the Intelligencia Club, a leaders dinner series that I was, at the time, struggling to sustain my energy and motivation for, despite its popularity. Nik courageously and energetically came on board to help me to grow the community and without her input it wouldn’t have survived. She is a great strategic thinker and a creative business planner. She is empathetic, collaborative and huge fun to work with. And she is a survivor and an emotional risk taker - the best kind of leader and human being in my book - Nik knows pain, suffering and she channels this to be vulnerable and build deep and meaningful connection with colleagues and clients. We need more of her kind in business" Amanda Davie, Director of Equal Talent, Founder of The Intelligencia Club