TIP #3 STOP IT! And DO IT! Life-Work Leadership
If you have done the 2 previous exercises, now you know what you are procrastinating with purpose and you know your values: What do you stand for.
Tip #3 is about Leadership
We are the person we are as a result of what we have done, or not done.
Sometimes it is scary to look back and see that our days, weeks, months and years are almost the same and we are in a status quo. If that is your choice, that is great but most of the time it is not. We want to achieve something but days pass by and few years later we are in the same situation but just a bit older.
It is all about opening your eyes and take control of your life, so it is the way you wanted it to be, making sure you are in control of it, so you don’t regret in a few years’ time.
Once you know your purpose, start with the end goal in mind. Create your vision and provide direction while inspiring and walking the talk. Finding the leader within you.
It is about taking a holistic approach of leadership and to be a leader in all aspects of our life, not just in our careers. Because there is only one life, and integrating Life-Work Leadership (LWL) is your way to success.
Most people, at some points in their lives, are leaders. They assume leadership in family situations (children need leading!), on the sport field, and in many other situations, including work, but not exclusive to work. As a matter of fact, you need to be a leader in your personal life to be a long-lasting leader. You need to have a Life-Work Leadership.
In the context of life, what is leadership, how can you awake the leader inside you and how this will help your success in life and work? How can you have more time for you and your family? How can you have more time for your personal development? How can you achieve your dreams? Are you living abroad and want to succeed?
There is no doubt that some leaders are born, but most of the leaders are developed. And we all can be leaders. You don’t need a title to be a leader in your life, you just need to have the attitude.
An attitude of STOPPING your limiting beliefs. Yes, you can do it. Everyone can do it. No matter what. No with little effort but you can. The difference is if you look at the world from you comfort zone and blaming others or if you look at your life and you acknowledge you are on the driving seat. You are writing the novel of your Life and you want it to be a Best Seller.
And this is the key: STOP IT and DO IT. Start taking the first step. Mamuts results do not happen overnight. Changes start happening when you start taking action. Small steps take you anywhere and only that energy of start doing will take you to the next step and then to the next until you reach your goals. The energy is difficult to stop, either negative or positive, so make sure you spend your days moving towards the right direction and, once you start, it is easier to go with the flow of the action and positive energy than starting from scratch again. Just continue. Just take action. Even if they look baby steps, you are making a difference. It is simple.
You are the leader of your Life. You are a leader for your children, partner, family, and friends. If you follow your values and take action by following your dreams, this Self Leadership will take you anywhere.
So, remember, just STOP your limiting beliefs and your excuses. You can also do it.
The questions is, do you want to do it or are you scared of your own success?
¨Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else¨´
Last step , but no least, it is about driving change. About taking that first step that is going to make 2018 your best year ever!
And I will help you with it.
All the best.