Think about the greatest business leader you've ever worked for. Think about the impact they had on you, your future, your family, your whole network. Now set a goal to become that greatest leader. Anything else will fall short of a reasonable aspiration.
Envy is ignorance, Imitation is suicide... we're not talking about duplication. We're all uniquely built. We bring different motives, stories, outcomes and personal matters to the table. That means ""HOW" we do "WHAT" we do is unique. So, let's for the moment, put the "HOW" aside and focus on WHAT.
WHAT SORT OF LEADER DO YOU WANT TO BECOME?
Until you answer this question thoroughly you're rudderless. It's so important to set this lighthouse on the horizon and map the outcome you want.
If you say "I want to be a leader who works hands on and achieves the results for the business and therefore causes people to want to work with me for their own financial success," then that's one lighthouse.
If you say, "I want to be a charismatic leader who inspires people to make things happen for me" that's another outcome.
STYLE IS EVERYTHING
If you say "I don't care what sort of impression I make apart from cosmetic appearance of being a leader but I really just want to focus on getting the job done and go home" That's another sort of leader.
There's no wrong answer. Well there is one wrong answer "I don't know" might be a wrong answer because then your aspirations to better wages, be a partner, own your business, might fall short.
Great leadership is a unique individual style. Not everyone wants to work for your style of leadership. So,,, there's a real probability that if you're right on target with your leadership, you'll piss some people off. Even at home.
How do deal with rejection
Learn to accept rejection
Learn to accept rejection is great wisdom from nature. If you don't take the rejection personally you can see it as a compliment. At least you are being recognised as a leader. If you seek to reject rejection, you'll end up chewing your own foot off and wondering what the bad taste is. Seeking to be liked is a very human thing to do, we all love it, but when it creeps into leadership, it's creepy.
Know what you want. Know who and what you are. Seek the sun (Success) and grow your roots (love, relationship, friends and health). Let the branches create balance (financial, social, mental) ... but always know the difference between the seeking, the branch and the roots. They seek very different things. The leader seeks the sun.
Chris Walker - Author
Carrying a pack, discovering new trails, exploring the human spirit, dreaming with immensity, and gaining far away horizons: escaping the destiny of the sedentary, loving above all the supreme liberty of the human spirit at one withnature. This is Chris Walker’s life! Like the trails he explores with a pack on his back high in the mountains,unravelling the mysteries of harmony and focus at work or in relationship creates something special for any individual who decides to explore the wondersof it. A uniqueness, a resilience to the instability of conventional attitudes, a realfreedom that only the human heart can fully understand. Chris is a free spirit, a nomad. He follows his heart and helps others do the same. Are you ready to explore it?