Last week I introduced you to our ideal client here at Legend Leaders and I also shared with you an overarching view of the 3 pillars we guide our clients through. Today, we are deep-diving into the first of those 3 pillars: personal leadership.
You have heard it said, and we agree, that personal leadership is the driver of all things in business. One of my personal sayings is: you bring yourself into your business every day. The good, the bad, and the ugly; we take it all with us when we show up to work each day. The ultimate question is: would you hire, promote, or fire the person that you are bringing into your business? Most of the time that question stops us in our tracks.
We have to manage ourselves, our frame of mind, our confidence, and our own selves before we can manage a business and/or other people. Tony Robbins shared something in a program I participated in that has always stuck with me. He essentially said, when you are fighting an internal battle with yourself, you can’t effectively run a business. You simply don’t have enough energy to do both. We must solve the internal battle we are fighting so that we can then focus on the next pillar: business and people leadership.
So how does Legend help? First, we have you define what life on your terms looks like for you. What is a Legendary Life? What would it look like if you were living it? How will you feel when you get there? Once you have a clear definition, we then seek to understand the actions you must take to achieve that life. Who must you be in order to live that life? What must you believe about yourself? What internal actions must you take to remove the mental barriers? When you have those definitions (and a few more), when you’re clear on who you are and what you want, then the internal battle is fought and won. At that point, it’s much easier to figure out how to grow the business and to lead people.
Your challenge today is to define what a Legendary Life looks like to you and start to understand what you are telling yourself each day that is potentially preventing you from living that life.
Please know that we are here to support you. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions as you think about your own personal leadership.