The most important person you will ever lead is yourself. If you get better, everyone and everything else will get better! The question is HOW, right? Here are:
Three Ways To Lead Yourself To The Next Level
1. Get Your Mind RIght.
All that we become; or fail to become is the direct result of our thoughts. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds. Start thinking more about what you think about. Avoid perfectionism. Move forward in the face of fear. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Don’t be defensive. Don’t be insecure. Be coachable and teachable. Become secure in your own skin. Believe in yourself. If you think you can’t then you are right. Start reading and learning again. Get your mind right!
2. Get Healthy.
Nurture your vitality. Recognize that the most important person you lead is you. Place your growth and health on the calendar first. Spend an inordinate amount of time working on you. Develop a person growth plan. Get in shape. Get a coach. Confront your addictions. Get counseling of you need it. Get healthy!
3. Get Focused.
Time is your most precious commodity. We either invest our time or waste it. What is the greatest Return on Investment (ROI) for your time. When you start something you have to do everything. The longer you do everything, you become the lid! Say “No” more than you say “Yes.” It’s easier to say NO now and YES later than it is to say YES now and NO later. Do less for more impact. Delegate. Staff your weaknesses. Stop buying into the mentality that it’s just easier to do it yourself. If you keep thinking this way, you will become the bottleneck again. Get focused!
There is so much more you can do to lead yourself to the next level, but this can get you moving. As you learn and grow, everyone around you will begin to learn and grow. Before you know it, you've taken everyone else..and everything else...to the next level!