Planting The Seeds Of Leadership
There is a truth out there that nobody is talking about. This truth flies in the face of the herd mentality. The raw truth that becoming a leader is the only way to truly make money online or off line.
I use to be the person who wanted to hide behind my computer. I just thought that if I got enough traffic I would get leads which would turn into sign ups. In the early years I did get sign ups.
The problem for me was that I was very hesitant to step into a leadership role. I didn’t want the responsibility and the inconvenience of leading other people.
The result of course was less than stellar. I had a very difficult time keeping people in my business because I wasn’t creating a strong culture and community.
Developing The Right Leadership Mindset
I would like to say I had that magical moment where everything seemed clear to me. That wasn’t the case though. The reality was that because of necessity I had to dive into a leadership role. I was failing and having success at the same time. I was having success at marketing, I was failing at keeping people in my business. Talk about quagmire.
This is when I started digging into personal development. This was also around the time when I started realizing that how much of my childhood attributed to my unwillingness to step up into a leadership role. I had to take some drastic measures in my life.
I needed to first get rid of the people in my life who where negative influences on me. Next I needed to get my health in check. It’s amazing how much more you can accomplish when your physically and mentally well. Finally I needed to forgive myself. For a long time I held onto all the things I did wrong in my life. This paralyzed me from moving forward.
Prepare Yourself For Leadership
There are many types of leaders. Some lead armies or countries or small groups like Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Ultimately a good leader thinks about their followers before they think about themselves.
I confess I don’t know anyone online who makes money that isn’t a leader in their own right. It’s important that if you are serious about wanting to make money online or offline you need to assume the role of a leader. Followers never make the big money because they are to busy being herded like sheep.
Realizing this fact, it’s important that you define exactly who you want to lead and what you want to create by leading. Zig Ziglar was quoted saying something to the effect of:
If You Help Enough People Get What They Want You Will Ultimately Get What You Want
I know some of you may not want to be a leader. If this is the case you may want to reconsider being an entrepreneur and just be happy having a job. I knew I would never be happy working for someone else. I knew that if I didn’t assume a leadership role I wouldn’t be able to provide for my family.
For me there was only 1 option and that was to adapt. How do you feel about assuming a leadership role?