You can start today.
You can be a leader right now.
Stop waiting for the title.
Stop waiting for more money.
We are all waiting for YOU.
Pick your own damn self. Want to be a leader? Start acting like one right now. Whatever position you're in, whatever company, whatever location - it does not matter. Be the best at you and your job. Show us that you can, on a consistent, every day kinda thing, show up and do good work. Your mere presence inspires greatness.
Be the type of person people want to actually work with. Be the ultimate "yes man." Help, serve, give, love, work, do. When you do all those things I just listed, leadership will come for you.
You see, we are a society that seeks out the doers, the go-getters, the people that make it rain. When you become so good at your job that others can't ignore you, something magical starts to happen…you start getting more handed to you.
“Can you help me with this project?”
“Can you attend a meeting with me?”
“Thanks for diving in and doing more.”
And so it begins, you have become so good at what you do that you are now what I call a 1%’er. And now people are looking to you for help, guidance, and inspiration.
Leadership is something you grow into. You become someone worth following.
BECAUSE….you showed the way.
You proved that you were worth following by your work ethic, your care, your servant attitude, and hopefully your love.
Most people are walking around saying, "I want a growth plan laid out for me, I want to make more money, I want a fancy title….I want, I want, I want, I want." You sound like that kid from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.
Well, you know what the world wants?
It wants you to go first. Lead right now.
You don’t have to tell every company you interview with that you want a title, more pay, a set growth plan. You just need to get to work, to start doing.
Leadership will come for you, that I can promise.
Learn everything you can from where you are right now, then go get more knowledge. Keep learning, growing, trying until you are right where you want to be.
Let me guess... You have a crappy boss (notice I didn’t say leader)? Stop complaining about him/her and be the leader you wish you had. Maybe your actions will inspire your boss. They will definitely help others around you, and along the way you will realize that the only thing or person that affects your career, your life, or your decisions is YOU. Not your boss, not a company or a position. The only thing holding you back is you. OUCH. Someone had to say it.
Stop wishing for better. Don’t quit your current job until you have poured 100% of yourself into it. Take this as a personal challenge that if you are currently waiting to be tapped, waiting for a better position, more money, or a fancy title, you sill STOP wishing and get to work on yourself.
What are you currently known for? If you asked your current boss, your team, your clients or customers - what would they say? How would they describe you? Is that good news?
Be the hustler, be the go to person, be the yes man.
Lead from where you are. Right here. Right now.
We can hardly wait.
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One simple phrase, “so glad you are here”...is life changing.