Leadership is influence because the sign of a good leader is how many people willingly follow them. The best way to get followers is to influence them by inspiration.
I have worked for some "leaders" who are really managers. By this I mean that they dictate what happens, they don't show you the way. They are more focused on telling you how many people report to them as a sign of their importance when they should be more concerned about saying how many people they work for.
A great leader is determined by the performance of their team, not themselves. I would often tell my teams that my success is measured by their success so I was there to support them.
I will repeat again: Leadership is Influence. Who are you currently influencing by your actions?
People often tell me that you cannot control your destiny and whenever I hear this it reminds me that most of us live in fear of failure. The underlying meaning of this statement is an excuse for not achieving more from life.
"I am the Master of my fate, I am the Captain of my soul" - William Ernest Henley
I believe that we can control our destiny by making decisions that are considered and well thought out based on the choices presented to us every day. In order to make the right decisions we need to have a good level of awareness of where we are not and where we want to go.
Once we make the decisions we need to have the courage of our convictions and believe that we are doing the right thing. By following these simple rules we will be n control of our destiny.
Do you have an effective GPS?
A Growth Production System.
If you want to become the best version of yourself and live a life of freedom and happiness you will need to employ a growth production system that will guide your to greatness.
In my program, Your Third Quarter, I show you how to use my GPS to maximize your potential so that you can live the life that you deserve. When you are living the dream you are able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, with who you want to do it, and how you want to do it.
Are you ready to press "Go" on your Growth Production System now?
Recently I shared how leading a life of happiness is as easy as ABC. I don't mean to trivialize the process because leading the life that you want requires following a process and committing to your success.
What does a life of happiness mean to you?
For me it is being able to do what I want, when I want, how I want and with who I want. This is my life of freedom and being able to live like this means I am happy.
What actions can you take now that will lead you to your life of freedom?
How many of you have a dream or a vision that you are working towards? I find that when I talk to adults in my “living the dream” master class, there are only around 5% that have a clearly defined dream. It is interesting that when I spoke to a group of teenagers about this last month the number was reversed with around 95% having a dream.
This made me wonder where these dreams go, and why do we lose sight of them?
My awareness came in 2016-17 when I knew that I wanted more from my life but I had no idea where to start. I Had a good job, as you know, but I knew that I had more to give. It was at this stage that I looked back at my life and started to analyze what had made me happy and what made me sad. As I did this I started to see a pattern emerging where I was happy when I helped people succeed and sad when I couldn’t help them. This led me to formulate my why statement, which is to add value to other people so that they can become the best version of...
The second letter in my A-Z of inspiration is B.
B = Belief.
Belief in yourself and what you want to achieve is crucial in order to succeed. After all, if you don't believe in yourself, why should anyone else?
Here is the first letter in my A-Z of Inspiration.
A = Awareness.
Awareness of where you are now and where you want to go, not what you do not have!
One thing that is becoming apparent to me as I navigate my growth journey is this: If you don't take control of your life, someone else will and you don't know what they have in store for you.
This sounds like an obvious thing to say and most people will answer that they have control, but do they? What intentional actions are you taking to control your destiny?
I have been there, got into a rut and a routine where I thought everything was going well and then, out of nowhere, someone takes control and changes my life. Have you experienced this?
The only way you can stay in control is to know your purpose, have a vision, and then create a strategy to get you there. Success and happiness is found on the journey, not in reaching the destination. You need to live your life and enjoy it every day so make that change today and start living for you.
Over the last week I have come to the conclusion that the key to happiness is as easy as ABC.
Awareness of where you are in your current life and where you want to be. Without this trait it is highly unlikely that you will find sustained happiness as your direction will purely be based on luck.
Belief in what you want and that it is possible to get there. You need to maintain a positive attitude and form a realistic plan/strategy to achieve your goals.
Commitment is what you need to get you through the tough times that will inevitably arrive when you are stretching yourself.
Ask yourself whether you have these traits and how you apply them every day?
The Law of Attraction states that what we think and believe will be come to us. This is a concept that a lot of people find hard to comprehend but when you think about it there is definite logic to it.
Have you heard the saying "money comes to money"? This is something that I used to hear back in England when I was growing up and was referring to how those with money seemed to accumulate more and those who didn't have money struggled to change their financial status.
This, in essence, is the law of attraction. People with money will have an abundance mindset whereas those without will generally have a scarcity mindset. When you don't have anything it is natural to feel that your "luck" is down and that you will always struggle to become rich. The challenge is that you are then attracting the poverty forces, whereas if you see yourself as rich and adopt an abundance mindset, you will attract riches.
The truth is that thoughts alone will not work, you need to adopt intentional actions...