The Power of Three

The Power of Three

Lisa O'Neill

Lisa O'Neill

By signing up, you agree to Thought Leaders’ terms of service and privacy policy.


The impact of the number three on human experience is undeniable.


Our story is divided into threes – we live in the past, present, and future. We order small, medium, or large. Our stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. We are here, there, and everywhere, and we separate ourselves into you, me, and them. At the Olympics, there is first, second, and third – after that, no one cares. It’s as if our brains can only be bothered holding onto three concepts at a time. If we have too many things to think about, our brains can get confused.

As thought leaders, we have three jobs – Thinking, Selling, & Delivering.

Here are three focuses for each:


  1. Make time. Make time to play, draw, and stretch your thinking.
  2. Be curious. The magic you are looking for is in the work that you are avoiding.
  3. Don’t judge. You are not qualified to judge your own thinking!



  1. Be generous. Be generous with your energy and yourself.
  2. Be brave. Be brave – call someone!
  3. Be easy. Be easy to find, easy to understand, and easy to buy.



  1. Practise. Practise your delivery. What you will say, how you will stand. Practise your whiteboard handwriting!
  2. Polish. Be constantly refining. Improve how you turn up. Make yourself better.
  3. Play. Play for free. Speak for free so you can practise for a “fee”. Find new places to play – let people experience you.


The three threats to any Thought leader’s survival:

  1. Lack of belief. Believe that the world needs you.
  2. Lack of energy. Being responsible for your quantity & quality of energy.
  3. Lack of support. Getting the help that you need to be the best you can be.


Get good. Get going. Get known.

Then, there are the three Ps:

  • Positioning
    • Be a brand.
    • Be professional.
    • Be known

    Lift your standards. Positioning is how Thought Leaders do marketing. It’s a long game. Word association,
    Story Telling – Gabrielle Dolan
    Leadership – Matt Church
    Change Making – Digby Scott
    Productivity – Dermot Scott

  • Productivity
    • Get help.
    • Get better.
    • Get serious

    You are not stuck. You have choices. You can change.
    You can learn new things. You can think of new thoughts.
    You can create new habits. You can move – you are not a tree!

  • Projects
    • Know what’s next – what is on your want list?
    • Know why – why does this project matter?
    • Know when-plan your practice projects quarterly and annually.


Lisa O’Neill

Join our

By signing up, you agree to Thought Leaders’ terms of service and privacy policy.

Are you ready to make
a difference in the world?

Apply Now


Your decision to be part of the Thought Leaders Foundation Program is a decision to be committed. Committed to learning the curriculum in less than six months.

Our Foundation Program is a 6 month program where you learn our curriculum. As well as our extensive curriculum full of videos, exercises, worksheets, we provide live weekly coaching, 12 curated weekly work plans and a community of people on a similar path to you. The cost of our Foundation Program is a one off payment of $1500 AUD (plus GST for Australian residents only). We also offer this in three instalments of $500 AUD. The Foundation Program is a prerequisite to join Thought Leaders Business School. You are able to join TLBS as soon as you have completed the curriculum.

Most people complete the curriculum in 12 weeks. Because everyone’s circumstances are different we offer you 6 months to learn. Business School is not for everyone and there is no pressure to join. You are free to leave the Foundation Program at anytime.

Thought Leaders will contact you via email and SMS to ensure you get the most out of the program. We won’t spam you and you can easily opt out.