If you’re like me and look around our world today, you probably see a lack of leadership in politics, education, business, and families. Not every leader is a bad leader, but too many people are struggling because those we’ve looked to as leaders have failed the population in many aspects.
However, leadership requires us to first look at ourselves, because that’s where leadership starts.
“If you’re going to be successful in life, the first place you have to work on to help yourself really grow and develop is in the area of your leadership.” – John Maxwell
The root of the leadership problem is that too many people don’t see themselves as leaders; therefore they don’t take responsibility for their actions or don’t hold our so-called leaders accountable for their actions. How do we help change this perception and show people that they are a leader?
We need to begin by asking ourselves 3 questions:
1> As a leader, if you were not yourself, would you follow yourself? Why or why not?
- Be honest with yourself, nobody else is going to know the answer. But if you answered ‘NO’, what can you do to improve yourself?
2> Are you taking time, on a daily basis, to reflect and to think? Why or why not?
- What we do in our ‘down time’, and how much we afford ourselves, is directly relational to the success we achieve (or don’t) in our lives
3> What does your personal/professional life look like if you invested just 1% each week in growth?
- I’ve yet to meet anybody who says they want to stay where they’re at in life. I’ve just met few people who take the initiative to invest in themselves to get what they say they want.
How does ‘1% Leadership’ work?
It’s simple math.
Each week we have 168 hours. Nobody gets more and only dead people get less. Assuming you’re reading this, you’re not dead, and that’s a good thing.
What is 1% of 168? 1.68 hours, or approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Broken down further, it’s about 15 minutes a day. So what can you do with 15 minutes a day? A lot!
First you need to do a self-assessment of where you’re at right now. Be brutally honest with yourself of what your ‘right now’ looks like.
Once you’ve done this, I challenge you to find something you want to improve upon, something you want to learn, or something you want to accomplish. Don’t pick more than 1 or 2 things to improve…start focusing small.
Over the next 30 days, spend at least 15 minutes on what you chose every day, track the results, and I guarantee you’ll see a positive growth in the end. If you’d like accountability, email me & we’ll work together to help you reach your goal. For free!
This is what 1% leadership looks like…and it starts with the person you look at in the mirror every day.