Leadership 101: Unleashing The Leader Inside You

Man helping other person up a mountainLeadership is not a position, it’s a decision. Every day you must decide to embrace your inner leader, making the choice to lead in a positive way. Right where you are, at whatever place you currently find yourself in life, be it personally or professionally.

Leadership is multifaceted. For our purposes I’ll breakdown what I’ve come to see as leadership essentials. Over my professional life I’ve been blessed to observe, and live out many of the ideas shared below. I have been a student of leadership and personal development for many years.

5 Signs that Confirm You Have Found Your Passion

Mountains feeling balancedHave you heard the quote “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”?

Here are 5 indicators that tell you that you’ve found your passion as a career:

1. You tap dance to work. This was a phrase that Warren Buffett uses to describe his job. He used it even before he got rich. A great indicator of your success is jumping out of bed in the morning. You cannot even wait to get to work. You are enthusiastic about your job and love every part of it. You work with only people you love.

7 Habits That Prove You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

Be Optimistic green lightbulbSuccessful entrepreneurs may have started businesses providing all kinds of products and services, but many of them share a surprising number of common habits. Here are seven habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur.

1. You have grit

Grit and determination are critical to entrepreneurial success. You have to be able to see a project through if you want to be successful. This may include long hours. It could also be reading all those items in your inbox. But don’t worry, this extra effort is what separates the great businesses from the mediocre ones. The more effort you put into something the better it becomes.

The Quality Without Which A Leader Is Incomplete

Believe QuoteLet me begin with a small story:

A young man got appointed as a department head in one of those “we love rules and bureaucracy” and “no one can fire us” Government offices. He was very excited on his first day and he met his team and was trying to understand how things work. He noticed that there was this one clerk, a senior person who neither met him, nor greeted him. And he never saw him working either. He just used to sit and read English novels.

9 Forward Steps to Work You Love

Grace Bluerock - motivational and inspirational coachDo you ever feel stuck? Do you know you are destined for more, but you are not sure what or how to get there? Perhaps you find yourself in a job that is draining and sucking the life out of you. You go to work, day in day out, but you live for 5 o’clock. Each weekday, the clock seems to tick even slower than it did the previous day. If this sounds familiar, you may be ready for a change.

7 Things that Confirm You Are Doing What You Love

Robert de Brus - inspiring writerHave you ever heard the adage, “just throw a million ideas on the wall and see what sticks”?

Every business has its ups and downs. Some will kick off well from the start and others will not, but whether or not there is initial growth it’s ‘that thing’ you’re doing that’s going to determine whether or not you’re going to be able to sustain the long haul.

How to succeed in business as an introvert

Succeed as an introvertLast century, it was the extrovert we valued – that outgoing, gregarious individual who had strong and aggressive leadership skills, who never met a “stranger,” who could make the hard sale, and whose personality was “all over the workplace.” The 21st century, however, is the century of the introvert – that individual who is more introspective, who contemplates and analyzes, who has a quiet fortitude, who has the focus and the creativity that can spread a brand, and who will take the time to analyze and assess all possible strategies and solutions. These are the qualities that we now value in business, and here’s why:

Use Creativity to Succeed

Jessica KinseyNow, more than ever, companies need creativity and creative thinking in the day-to-day operations in order to truly excel and rise above the competition.

We often think of the great innovators such as Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs as the “creatives”, the kind of people who had such revolutionary ideas that they changed the world. Or we read stories like that of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, who developed a simpler, less painful way to test blood that has turned her into the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world and we think “I could never have an idea like that.”

Overcome the magical money myth and put yourself on the path to true financial security

jim stovall There are few things in our chaotic lives that are more reliable and dependable than money. Dollars can be counted, budgeted, and allocated. Money acts the same way every time and will do exactly what you tell it to do, but it’s not magic. I’m always amazed when people take this down-to-earth medium of exchange and expect it to be magical.

8 Practical Solutions for Your Biggest Career Stressors

Stress and relaxI am not a guru who will solve all your problems. I don’t know your current life situation and I cannot promise that you will succeed with what you do. I can’t say that after reading this article you will love your current job or that you will eliminate all the negative energy you receive day in and day out.

However, I can share some insights that will greatly reduce your stress levels at work. Not only that, but these solutions will improve your overall health, your self-esteem and your personal productivity & effectiveness as well.