My blog for the next week is as a result of an AMAZING webinar by Dana Wilde. Leadership for many create a vision of stress, more work, always trying to stay one step ahead of the pack, the comparison game and much more. As a result, some figure the additional income is just not worth it. When I started my journey in leadership with Thirty One, it was by accident. I promoted to Senior Consultant with the first year, right after the company recruiting freeze. After attending my first National Conference, I knew that I wanted to be a Director and move up the ladder in the company. My promotion to Director in October, 2012 was filled with a variety of emotions. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I walked across the stage to get my hug from Hope Shortt. When I left conference, my goal was to grow a strong team in 2013 NOT promote again. I didn’t think I was ready.. Thank you Dana for helping me to get over some of the myths associated with leadership….
Myth #5 is “You have to set the pace”. Part of this is true because you want your team to copy what you are doing in your business. If you run your business like a hobby, so with those on your team. If you run it like a business, you will attract people who want to have their own business. Make sense?
The TRUTH is…you want to sponsor people who want or will pass you! WOW! I was shocked by this statement. The truth is the more people that promote to your level will help you to promote as well. Self-motivated people do not need you as the leader to always be in the lead – top sales, top recruiting, top partying, etc. What they need is to follow your example – book, sell, and recruit. What does Zig Ziglar say??? Help enough people get what they want and you will get what you want.
I have to admit, the thought of someone passing me on the Thirty One Career Path let me open the door for Debbie Doubtful and Negative Nellie. Feelings of inadequacy and not being worthy of the title Director slowly creeped in. The TRUTH for me is that I am good at what I do. I may not be the best. My style may not be for everyone. There are others who are better at training or parties or sales or recruiting but that is okay. I am ME! I always say, take me or leave me – your choice. Maybe that sounds cocky but I can’t let other people’s stuff get in the way of my dreams. WOW! As I typed those words – my eyes POPPED open.
So, has this changed your vision or perspective on leadership? Stay tuned for Myth #4 tomorrow..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!