In the podcast the concept of self-leadership as well as the practice of servant leadership is discussed. Self-leadership is the first step to becoming a more influential leader. After all, if you don’t have the goods, you can be an effective leader. And, you can’t give what you don’t have.
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There’s an old saying, “leader of one, leader of many, if you can’t lead one you can’t lead any.” If you are not leading yourself, someone else is leading you…and it may not be the person or people that you want! Being a good leader in business or in life takes a lot of hard work as well as a conscious effort of self-development.
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One day it happens. You look in the mirror and don't recognize the person looking back at you. Perhaps the decades have slipped by and you are an older version of what you feel or internally visualize. Maybe it's not just decades, but months, and something has physically changed that you didn't notice before. Or, perhaps it's not a visual thing at all, but the realization that time has slipped by and you're not sure how you got to where you are today.
Who stole your time? The answer is no one. YOU let it slip away!
If you have the mindset of a Peak Performer, you are goal oriented. You set goals the right way; you make a list, you order your list, and you make your goals detailed, measurable and realistic. All of those things are a critical first step. But setting goals alone does not guarantee you will be successful at achieving them.
There is a right and there is a wrong way to set goals. If you choose the wrong way, it’s almost worse than setting no goals at all. Why? There are two simple reasons.
The first reason is that you will probably fail in achieving what you wish. The second reason is that you will probably get frustrated and give up. Some people get so frustrated after their first failure that they never set goals again! They figure that they don’t have what it takes to achieve something bigger than what they are today. It’s sad, but it’s a fact.
What is balance in life? We often hear people talk about being out of balance in life or complaining about their life being lopsided. Usually, these complaints involve work and the fact that it can sometimes seem to consume your waking periods. One of the first things that I need to make clear to you is that work is part of your life. It pays the bills, and it gives one a sense of purpose. It also helps if you like what you do! To see a written version of this podcast visit http://bit.ly/29xkRXC.
Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has as opposed to what one wants. Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness. You don't have to be rich or well off to practice gratitude. In fact, the key word in that last sentence for many people is "practice."