What Would You Do If You weren’t Afraid?
John Maxwell defines leadership as Influence. But, true leadership is much more than that. It is an eclectic mix of qualities that make an individual stand out. Now, we all know that not everyone is born great. Some have greatness thrust upon them, whereas others make their own path and leave a legacy. We shall explore the latter.
We all have been designed with a DNA that is completely unique. No two individuals are the same, and our capabilities if harnessed expertly have the potential to make us great. The Catch? The majority of individuals die with the music still in them. Ironic Isn’t it? I have always been fascinated with the workings of the human mind and why people do what they do. And in all my years of interacting with people from all walks of life, I have come across this blatant truth played out in people’s lives. We are afraid. Afraid of the Dark, afraid of the future, afraid of stepping out. And that single thought stunts an individual’s growth, like nothing else.
It’s easier said than done!! And leadership certainly is not a trait that can be memorized and can certainly not be mastered while following the pack. And why is it important to demonstrate leadership? Because the times demand it.
Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Ellen Degeneres, and a host of other leaders just didn’t become a leader by chance. While it might be true that they had the basic qualities that made them stand out, it’s also important to mention that they worked at their craft meticulously. Why do the majority of leaders fail despite good intentions? Because they just might be following the same principles blindly that made others great. Figure out what makes you tick. What is it that you are good at? Trust me, I was in the wrong industry for years and I wondered why I struggled so much. Dream and have a big Vision, but know when to draw the line and pursue your inner instinct.
We shall explore a few of the essential practices that are timeless, and they are by no means exhaustive. Emotional Intelligence ranks number one on the list with the sheer dimension it covers. You get this right and people will willingly buy into your vision. High Energy Relationships don’t amount to being a people pleaser. It’s building the right connections and building your brand. Dynamic Communication equals the power of simple and conciseness. Time is everything. Productivity simply implies performance. Day in and Day out. As I mentioned earlier, have a big vision and work every day towards that master goal. Problem Solving is a biggie. It requires analytical reasoning and the patience to deal with sudden unexpected delays. Inspiring others is quite simply, empowering others. Let’s face it! It’s lonely at the top, and you certainly wouldn’t want to be there all alone. Cultivate wellness and make it a goal to let life take you by surprise sometimes. That’s the serendipity of life. Time Management ranks last on the list and is the driver for key performance. Build your life around key priorities and then establish a mechanism to achieve it. Followed meticulously, it has the potential to yield a rich harvest irrespective of the climate.
Now that you have a map that gives a brief overview of leadership, your next step is to identify where you are.
Some achieve breakthroughs earlier, while others need a bit of coaching to help them get there. It’s okay to ask for help and have a supportive network. But remember, the ability to build your life rests in your own hands.
I would love to mention real-life examples, and the list would go on and on. But I will leave you with one thought. “It’s not important how and where you start. That was not in YOUR hands. But, it’s important how YOU finish. AND, that is in YOUR hands. Let this thought be the starting point as YOU write your OWN Masterpiece!!!
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Sajid Ahamed is a “Certified trainer of NLP” and Founder of Inner Peace Life Coaching Pvt Ltd, India. He organizes Grinder approved training in India and the Middle East. He is a firm believer in high performance. He enjoys engaging in powerful conversations that lead to effective learning and results. He conducts NLP Practitioner and New Code NLP training in India and the Middle East. He is one of the few who are authorized by ITA (International Training Academy) to conduct New Code NLP Certifications in India and the Middle East. Being Certified in Energy Leadership Index Assessment by one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world, “Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching” (iPEC). He is also certified and authorized to conduct Emotional intelligence Assessments by Six Seconds. Sajid empowers his clients to achieve their greatest potential and evolve into their personal best version through emotional intelligence coaching.
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