In some of the most uncertain times in the last century, the absolute #1 factor in your success in your home business is being a LEADER.
Being a leader means you have a plan – a plan to help others go from where they currently are in life, to where they want to go. Showing others there is a better way. Helping them along their own personal process. Leading by example.
But understand that in order to lead others you must first learn to follow…then lead yourself. None of us are born leaders, these are skills and traits that are harnessed through your concentrated efforts. Leadership qualities are something you continuously work on.
Being inspired, self motivated, and showing self discipline are critical traits in today’s economy. Being able to have the mental fortitude to get through the frustrations and the learning curves, takes commitment. It’s tempting to ignore what’s really going on in the world, and to many it’s much easier to be oblivious…life’s “simpler” that way. You know what they say… ignorance is bliss. But if you’re goal is to be successful in this industry and in life in general, you must ignore this temptation and take the road less traveled. Get informed, get properly educated, and learn to lead.
A true leader will do things today that most others won’t in order to be able to do things tomorrow that most others can’t. A true leader steps up to the plate and takes initiative. A true leader will continuously expand his comfort zone and get comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable. A true leader will walk the walk and not just talk the talk.
In this process of becoming a leader for yourself, you will also find that you become a leader and inspire others as well. And this, my friend, is a great place to be.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you can ever make in your lifetime. Invest in your abilities of becoming a leader, even if it means doing things you don’t want to or feel uncomfortable doing. It may not be easy at first but it definitely worth it.