“Love is where leadership begins”
~ Glenn C. Stewart ~
You see, the foundation for passion is love and love equates to belief. When you believe in yourself, in your value, and in your vision, love propels you into the possible. You will trust in the abundance that things will work out in your favor and for those that you have been purposed to help, whether that is a client, a team, or an organization.
I know this to be true because love is at the center of all that I do and is the core of what I share with leaders across the world.
So, let’s break down LOVE as the foundation of a great leader.
L is for Leader
Think about this for a second. Would you ever follow someone who has no idea of where they’re going – someone with no map or GPS – someone who just isn’t prepared for the journey? Of course not, but many of us move through our life willy-nilly with no clear destination and expect others to follow.
Being a leader, you are also able to see the awesomeness in others because you recognize it first in yourself. Furthermore, you practice self-discipline, keeping your word to yourself, thus you will keep your word to others and this allows you to trust that others will keep their words to you. And finally, as a leader, you are confident that everything you need to get to where you want to be is already inside of you.
O is for Optimizing Obstacles
Are you optimizing your obstacles?
As a leader, you will be faced with challenges and difficulties. It’s life; things don’t always go as planned and opportunities don’t always come in the form you think they will. They often feel like a setback or failure. Accepting mistakes and failures as a mandatory part of the journey, empowers your growth. Learn to adopt new strategies as needed and know that being resilient, flexible, and adaptable will be the key to your success.
Don’t be afraid to seek guidance. Trust me, it’s a strength, not a weakness to ask for help; you don’t know what you don’t know. And most importantly, no matter what the obstacle is, remember that it is your response to the challenge that will define the type of leader you are.
V is for Vivid Vision of Success
Vivid Vision – What is that?
You want to be a leader. What does that look like to you? You have a Big Dream. Remember, that thing that is bigger than you and is so out of your comfort zone? The vision must be so vivid and clear to you that it inspires and motivates you to move past the obstacles and stay the course. It must come to the place where you are no longer holding the vision, the vision is holding you. It’s that real. I remind people to “Speak what you seek until you receive what you believe.”
E is for Enthusiastic Emotions
What are enthusiastic emotions?
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Blessings for your Beautiful Journey,