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Being A Better Leader: 26 Ideas To Choosing Someone You Can Walk and Work With.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. — Ronald Reagan

In order to get people to do those greatest things, you need someone or some people close by that you have got to walk and work with.

Every leader needs a special friend(s) who may not be a personal friend, a coach or a mentor; who may neither be an analyst nor management consultant. Not someone to fix you or teach you how to lead. You are already a leader.

Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people,’ that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations–Peter F. Drucker

Allow me to enchant you and to introduce the Executive Inspreneur. This is your person. Someone who can walk by your side, who can listen without telling you what to do, who can be a sounding board so you can stay open, receptive, clear, alert, focused, balanced, expansive, energized and resilient. Someone ready to provide insights, perspectives, wisdom, encouragement, inspiration, ideas, support and challenge so you can thrive, be at ease, relaxed and fully present. That’s who you need to keep as a leading friend. They could be more than one, more than two even more than four, if you’re lucky to find. These leading friends are sometimes called our confidants, A-team, or our masterminds.

So who would you choose for such a role? Below Are 26 Ideas That Could Help Out

1.Perhaps someone who is good at making something out of nothing?

2.Perhaps someone who understands all the elements of your world intimately?

3.Perhaps someone who can see the bigger picture?

4.Perhaps someone who is brilliant at pulling things together and making things happen?

5.Perhaps someone who is good at looking objectively beyond the surface to see what is really going on?

6.Perhaps someone who can see the common thread of purpose and meaning for all parties involved?

7.Perhaps someone who is brilliant at spotting potential and developing it?

8.Perhaps someone who has successfully played the role of the Rainmaker for more than 2 decades?

9.Perhaps someone with an affinity for the future and cutting edge, next generation evolutionary developments?

10.Perhaps someone with an inherent understanding of energies, trends and patterns?

11.Perhaps someone who is an innovator and visionary?

12.Perhaps someone who can think outside of the box?

13.Perhaps someone with Midas Touch?

14.Perhaps someone who is authentic, resourceful, creative and unconventional?

15.Perhaps someone who stimulates and captures the imagination and challenge expansion of perception?

16.Perhaps someone who is brilliant at reading the signs, deciphering the patterns and connecting the dots?

17.Perhaps someone who can rise above the obvious?

18.Perhaps someone who can turn ideas into assets and value?

19.Perhaps someone whose senses are highly developed and can feel into every situation intuitively and spontaneously?

20.Perhaps someone who understands Human and Organizational Potential?

21.Perhaps someone who can pick up limiting beliefs, opinions, behaviour and attitudes?

22.Perhaps someone who can nurture, support and challenge?

23.Perhaps someone who has intimate knowledge and experience of development cycles (Spiral Dynamics)

24.Perhaps someone who has intimate knowledge and experience in Integral and Holistic Being and Living?

25.Perhaps someone who understands the gifts of a leader and understands your core values?

26.Perhaps someone who can guide you to trigger peak experiences in your sphere of influence that are unforgettable, remarkable and meaningful?

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Do You Think You Know Your Purpose??? Answer These 3 Questions.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s fair to say that if you don’t know your purpose in life, you won’t be spending much time working on it. So what will you end up doing with your working time instead?

They are just Three in number. And these three things are in form of questions you need answer to be sure you’ve found your purpose.

  • Do You Work for your needs a lot?
  • Do You Work for other people’s needs a lot?
  • Do You Work for other people’s purpose?

If you answered yes to all, then you aren’t sure of your purpose yet.

But…. If you answered No to all, keep going strong.

Here’s a breakdown on those 3 questions.

1. Working For Your Needs

If you don’t know your purpose, the limit of the work you do for yourself will be stuck at the level of Need, which at best has the potential to grow into GReed.
To be honest, it’s not particularly fulfilling, spending your whole working life this way… Try it yourself
for a few decades if you don’t believe me, and then look at the passionless shell that stares back at you from your mirror.
I’ve gone through this before by just working on fulfilling my needs; Yes I did get to fulfil some and the more I did, the more needful I get.

  1. Working For Other People’s Needs.

As you work with/for other people, most likely you’ll be putting lots of effort into satisfying other people’s needs and greeds: your boss, your customers, your company’s investors, etc. Even in your free time, you’ll be working to fulfill the desires of advertisers who want you to watch TV and buy stuff. Again, not particularly satisfying, although you may be thrown a few bones by your benefactors, such as the “gift” of working on some interesting projects. This kind of life will ultimately make you want to stand up and shout,
“What exactly is the point of all of this?” But well if you actually do that, you’ll only get blank stares in return. There is no point.
3. Working For Other People’s Purpose.

Now if you’re very lucky, you may get the chance to work for someone or some organization which is itself focused on achieving a conscious purpose. However, there’s no telling what that purpose might be. If you don’t know your own purpose, you can’t consciously choose to work for someone whose purpose aligns with yours except by accident or chance, and the odds of such
alignment are low. So there’s a good chance you’ll be working hard to achieve a purpose you
don’t agree with at all without knowing. Most likely, in such situations you’ll be given a purpose
to achieve that isn’t what you’d choose consciously for yourself. Do you think it fulfilling to spend your whole life this way? Not likely, but it’s at least a
decent path for people who don’t like to think much — others will take care of all the thinking for you (and benefit greatly from all your thoughtless doing).

How to be yourself in a Mediocre World (5 mins)

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. __Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spider Man, Batman, The Red power Ranger, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Ben10, and X-men Did those names ring a bell? We all wanted to be this… Or that… that sometimes, we forget to be ourselves.
As a mater of fact, Since the time we were very young, we begin to experiment with a variety of different identities. Because we are impressionable. It is only natural that we try out new versions of ourselves at fairly regular intervals. The less inhibited we are, the more readily we will try to imitate whatever appeals to us at the moment. At that, we still tend to want to be like people we truly admire (me included I wanted to be superman and flash). I only wonder who the people we want to be like want to be like. hmm… think about it.

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My 43 life Goal list

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goals steadily and aims to it unswervingly
—Cecil B. De Mille

 

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Life is more than just following the normal eat, sleep, conquer repeat routine, there is more to it than that. As a matter of fact, we all have a role to play in structuring the kind of life we envision to live. Setting goals isn’t just like a to-do list that we accomplish today or tomorrow, but a starting point toward structuring the life we dream to have. I have been setting my goals though but I only write them down in my personal diary. So from what I’ve come to realize, making it [our goals] open, will push us to try and accomplish them. According to the research I made, It was mind-boggling to know that only 3% of the world’s populations actually write down their goals. Took some inspiration from Jack Canfield’s 101 goal list and I had to ask myself few “what” questions like
What do I want to do?
What do I need to do?
What do I want to see?
Where do I want to see?
Where do I want to be?
What legacy do I want to leave?
What do I want to share?
What do I want to have?

After asking those questions, I figured my answers came as a laid-down goal to achieve.
You may ask why I’m publicising it.
It’s simple here’s why:
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The Implausible Impact Of Your Environment For Success

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
John Muir

Motivation is great. Literally billions of dollars are spent each year by people trying to build their motivation. Tony Robbins, Jeff Keller and others have made fabulous careers helping people maximize their motivation. In truth, you could be helped to focus your motivation for success. All of that is good and useful.

But….

Your environment may be, to a greater extent, as important as your motivation.

By environment, I’m not talking where you live. It is more about how you choose to live.

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Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve

This is an evergreen, wonderful and magnificent book. Ever since I read it, it has revolutionized my mindset and the way I looked toward life, money and in turn changed my attitude about achieving success. I was inspired by all the chapters two of which I can’t forget are ” I will never stop because men say no” a sub of chapter 1 and the chapter on the subconscious mind because that’s the main thing we need to control.
Below are some quotes that caught my attention.

Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.

Both poverty and riches are offsprings of thoughts.

Who is Napoleon Hill?
Napoleon Hill was an American author, born on the 26th of October, 1883 and died on November
8, 1970. He was an American author in the new
thought tradition of the previous century, and
an early producer of personal-success
literature. At the time of Hill’s death in
1970, his best-known work, Think and Grow
Rich (1937) had sold 20 million copies.
Hill’s works insisted fervid expectations are
essential to increasing one’s income. Most of his books were promoted as expositing principles to achieve “success”.
He was an advisor to two presidents of the
United States of America, Woodrow Wilson
and Franklin D. Roosevelt .
A glance at the Table of content

PUBLISHER’S PREFACE
AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION
1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
2. DESIRE (The First Step to Riches)
3. FAITH (The Second Step to Riches)
4. AUTO-SUGGESTION (The . Third Step to Riches)
5. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE (The fourth step to
Riches)
6. IMAGINATION (The Fifth Step to Riches)
7. ORGANIZED PLANNING (The Sixth Step to
Riches)
8. DECISION (The Seventh Step to Riches)
9. PERSISTENCE (The Eighth Step to Riches)
10. POWER OF THE MASTER MIND (The Ninth Step
to Riches)
11. THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION (The
Tenth Step to Riches)
12. THE SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND (The Eleventh Step
to Riches)
13. THE BRAIN (The Twelfth Step to Riches)
14. THE SIXTH SENSE (The Thirteenth Step to
Riches)
15. HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR
(Clearing the Brain for Riches)


What is “think and grow rich”?
This book was first published in 1937. It has stood the test of time that till date, it’s considered as one of the best-selling financial books; with over 70 million copies sold. It is a 13-step guide to attaining success based on the research and interview with over 500 successful individuals like the steel tycoon, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, Edwin C. Barnes, an associate of Thomas Edison. Andrew Carnegie had given Hill a letter of introduction to Ford, who introduced napoleon Hill to Alexander Graham Bell , Elmer R. Gates, Luther Burbank and so on. There are frequent examples through out each chapter which provides qualitative evidence to the  importance of each lessons.
My thoughts

Whatever the mind of man conceive and believe, it can achieve

If you aim at devising a winning strategy to change your financial circumstances or you truly seek for inspiration that will change your approach About  life and money then, my dear it’s a go! go! go! Go grab yours at your local bookstore or the complete online version on Amazon Kindle   or you can download it on  PDF. Even though you may notice some signs of age in the principles. It is as a matter of fact, a treasure of knowledge for anyone aiming for success.
Number of pages: 238
My Ratings: 4.2/5
Have you read it? If yes, which chapter, quotes or words, caught your attention more?

Think Positive, Think Different.

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Attitude is Everything By Keith Harrell

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Who is Keith Harrell?
Keith Douglas Harrell, popularly known as Keith Harrell, was born on the 12th of December, 1955 in Seattle. He was a basket ball star in the 1970s at Garfield high school and later became a sought-after keynote motivational speaker. He died of in October, 2010 as a result of cancer disease. He was nicknamed silk for fluid moves on court. He was one of IBMs top sales and training instructors. He has also addressed thousands of audiences for corporate clients including Microsoft, McDonalds and coca-cola.

What happens to you, doesn’t have to live within you.—Keith Harrell

What is “attitude is everything”?
This is a book written based on his life struggles as a basketball player, as an IBM staff and how he changed from where he was to a better place and position by changing his attitude.
The book is aimed at the average person and teaches how to achieve anything by first changing your attitude. I know there are different books on attitude and with different mind-blowing concepts on this scope. I believe what makes his unique is the 10 life-changing simple steps he devised in turning attitude into action. This book will provide you with all the answers you need in changing your attitude for good. There are three questions according to him; we should ask when we are faced with a negative attitude.
Is it permanent?
Is it pervasive?
Is it personal? and after answering those questions, we’ll be left with no choice but to change that attitude.
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