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Introduction to-Born to Lead… a Life of Significance Principles for Leading a Life of Significance
We believe you were Born to Lead; leadership is your birthright.
The State of the Union-
The fact is you already exercise some level of self-leadership whether you are conscious of it or not. Ultimately, YOU decide what you think about, believe, feel, eat, how you spend your time and money, what you pursue, how you interact with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and the world around you.
Unfortunately, we subjugate ourselves to the whims and ways of chance, circumstance and the input of others, surrendering self-leadership by not taking control of the space between stimulus and response. We play the victim focusing on the inputs we can’t control instead of on the thoughts and actions we can control.
We often squander the present by focusing on the wounds, wrongs and defeats of the past.
We follow treasure maps given to us by our- parents, friends, advertisers, culture, etc.; that lead to “treasure” without ever thinking about whether that “treasure” is truly worth spending our lives pursuing. And many times we attempt to follow multiple treasure maps leading in opposite directions at the same time and we wonder why we aren’t getting anywhere and why our lives are so chaotic.
We want to first help you elevate your thinking, so that you can elevate what you believe, know and do. We want to help you move from unconscious reacting into conscious and intentional self-leadership. We want to help you develop the tools, insights, values, traits, beliefs and actions that will help you discover your true treasure.
We want to help you exercise self-leadership by thoughtfully choosing thoughts and actions that flow from your highest held believes, values and purpose and that are ultimately based in truth and contribute to the betterment of your life and the life of others.
We want to help you achieve a holistic and balanced life physically, financially, vocationally, mentally, emotionally, relationally, purposefully and spiritually without sacrificing any one area of your life for another.
You were Born to Lead…a Life of Significance. And a life of significance begins the moment you choose to lead.
Leadership is a choice. Thus, you can begin to lead as soon as you choose to lead.
Go to your Notebook and record the Date and the appropriate question number and your answer to each question-
1.What do you most want to change in your life? Why?
2. What stimulus/input is most preventing you from making this change?
3. What self-leadership choices and actions can you take to overcome this stimulus/input to start changing your life?