\u201cHaving strength of heart.\u201d
Real leadership is action, not a position you attain.
Leaders make a difference because theyare different themselves. A leader\u2019s
What sets leaders apart from the masses is not their sex, age, or occupation. Nor is
it their level of education, how much money they earn, where they came from, or whom
they know. What sets true leaders apart is their awareness of, and sensitivity to, the
smarter, accomplish more in less time, and they enjoy doing it.
Every coach has a game plan.
Every military officer has a battle plan.
Every airline pilot has a flight plan.
Every teacher has a lesson plan.
And every good leader should have a plan for bringing out the best in themselves
as their team leader did your job very well.
You inspired your team with a vision of success.
You challenged your team to stay focused and on purpose.
You encouraged and supported each individual team member when they were
You provided the common goal that held the team together.
You inspired every individual to always give their best.
You were the confident leader who encouraged each individual to take the
Building a team is much like a farmer planting crops. Think about it. The farmer
plants the seeds. Every seed is unique. The birds get some of them. In our business it\u2019s
the birds of negativity that get them. Some fall on unfertile ground. Some just don\u2019t have
what it takes to take root and grow. And some fall on the rocks. I guess they bump their
heads and develop amnesia about why they joined in the first place.
Basically, just like with the farmer planting his crop, in your business the law of averages take over. With just the right amount of care, not too much and not too little, just like the farmer, you nourish and you keep the weeds out. You keep out the weeds of doubt and uncertainty. You keep the \u201cfear\u201d birds away. You weed out the nonproductive ones, and eventually you produce the results.
Just like the farmer and his crop. When it comes to financial security and business success, it doesn\u2019t happen by accident. It\u2019s not just something that will happen to you one day. It is created and achieved on purpose, through well-defined strategies and consistent action toward a desired outcome.
An\u201c A \u201d player is self- sustaining and requires little, if any of your time and assistance. They are like partners in your business. You call them occasionally to congratulate them on a job well done and you get together to celebrate.
A\u201c C \u201d player is someone who is on your team but has no desire to develop a
serious business or income. They want to build a small part time business that may grow
to a $1,000 or so per month over time. Everyone needs these type of people. They are the
stabilizing factor in your business. You\u2019ll want to stay in touch and work with them,
because at some point they may become inspired about being an \u201cA\u201d player.
They are coachable.
They listen to your direction and follow through.
They have a strong desire to succeed.
They have a list and are always adding to it.
They always return telephone calls.
They always show up at meetings.
They attend trainings even if they\u2019ve already been.
They have clear goals and a plan of action.
They are always up and fun to be around.
They are always helpful.
They want to become leaders themselves.
The key is to always work with those who deserve it not those who need it. In
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?