While it is true that a person that knows how, may always have a job, but a person that knows why will always be their boss.
People are of course very diverse, but one thing that is common that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is the the way successful people think.
The good news is that how successful people think can be learned, so if you change the way you think you can change your life.
Changing your thinking is not automatic however, you must work at it. And it is not easy, Albert Einstein said, “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it”. Because thinking is so hard you want to use resources available to help you improve the process, fortunately you can get an app to help you with that.
Changing your thinking may be worth the effort and investment though as, good thinking can do many things for you such as generate revenue, solve problems and create new opportunities.
Gold mines tap out and stock markets crash, but a human mind with the ability to think is like a diamond mine that never runs out, fact is more wealth is created in depressed economic times than in prosperous times.
Napoleon Hill said, “More fold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth”.
It is important to start your day with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas for you to excel and achieve success, that has become easier because there are FREE resources available to you including an App to help you with that.
Time management is extremely important but a successful leader must manage more than time.
For a leader to be a success, time management is certainly one of the areas they need to focus on but time management alone is not enough.
A successful leader also knows the importance of managing their emotions. Nobody wants to hang around an emotional time bomb that may “go off” any minute. Successful leaders know when to display emotions and when to delay them. Bottom line putting others, not yourself first in how to handle and process them.
Successful leader knows to manage their priorities and also manage their energy.
We often talk about the sacrifices needed to become successful and the need to pay the price for success, which is often time with family. Balance their personal life as well. What good is it for someone to climb to the top of the success ladder, at the cost of losing their marriage of alienating their children? If you blow managing yourself at home, that will have a negative impact that will spill over into all areas of your life including your work. Successful leader know they must manage their personal life.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, is one of the biggest lies ever told (over and over again). Successful leaders know that the power is immense, and know to manage the words they chose.
Successful leaders understand the importance of managing their thinking, not only the value of setting aside time to mentally process and plan but their thinking process. Thoughts are things, your mind will give you back what you put into it. So fill your mind with inspirational and motivational thoughts.
For many years I have been buying books and tapes/cds for inspiration and motivation, now I havean App for that and you can too.
Leadership is not about a position, successful leadership is about influence. Good leaders believe in themselves and their leadership. they are confident if others would follow them, the team would benefit.
People follow leaders who care. Many “leaders” try to move others by criticizing them or by intimidation. People will generally respond by becoming defensive, or isolating themselves. they will produce just enough to keep their job (until they find something else and then leave). A “leader” can’t antagonize and influence at the same time.
People also follow leaders they trust, people with character. We tend to put a lot of emphasis on intelligence and skill in this country. and while these things are important, what is more important is Character.
People follow leaders they respect, leaders that are competent. Respect is almost always gained when difficulties arise. Poor leaders demand respect, while competent leaders command respect. A leader thinking they can do a job has confidence. A leader that actually can do it. has competence, and there’s no substitute for that.
People follow leaders that are committed and consistent. Even if your care for, are honest with people and can perform your job well unless you are consistent people will not depend on you and will not trust you.
If you work to do all these things with the people in your business your leadership will be successful. Successful leadership is about influence, not about position.