Inspire to inspire others
I’m feeling inspired.
I’m inspired because today I learned something new, something that’s invaluable to me, which is, figuring out how to lead better.
You see, starting from age 2 to 4, Children experience a growth spurt.
In this phase, they are changing fast, sometimes too fast, and they can get easily irritated.
There is a famous saying: “the terrible two’s” because it is believed that a parent may perceive this age as “terrible.”
But it is far from that.
As I’m learning, it is a true gift to lead better.
Just like it is difficult to lead a child who does not communicate well, not because they are far behind but because they are far ahead in their little minds.
They want to do everything and they’re trying to figure it out. They just need someone to lead them the way, but they’ll never be able to tell you that.
As a parent it is your role to lead and figure it out.
It is equally difficult to lead a team if you do not know what their needs and desires are.
When you empower a child and meet their needs, something very special happens.
A 180° shift, almost like the flip of a coin.
Just like a child, someone that works in your team becomes that family member, as they get ingrained into your culture, your beliefs, your message, your story.
And as they grow, they are only seeking for recognition.
Recognition leads to empowerment.
Empowerment leads to growth.
And growth leads to progress.
As you are now connecting the dots, you may be thinking how can you do achieve this in a faster way?
If you are a leader in your company, this is in the back of your mind every day.
I am speaking to you, the leader, who desires to grow.
But you may ask why transformation is needed? Your company is growing just fine. Perhaps too fast? Or too slow?
Psychology says that we all have six or seven human needs.
But the most ancient book in the history of earth says that our very basic and most important human need is only one: love.
And as leaders in our business, we consider that it starts by loving ourselves first.
As you continue to make it a habit, on a daily basis, reflect on the endless benefits you’ll achieve:
✔️ When you give that inner child love, observe what happens.
✔️ When you share the love with others, observe what happens.
✔️ When you see others share the love with others, observe it grow.
The keyword is observe.
As leaders we are here to ob-serve.
Serving will undoubtably give you the tool to help others grow.
Apply this principle in every department of your company, and speak the message from the inside out, and see what that does to you.
You will become, undoubtedly:
✔️ The most authentic brand builder
✔️ The most authentic story teller
✔️ The most authentic leader
And this road will take you to new beginnings.
Repeat this on a daily basis.
Be the best version of yourself.
And life will be simple.
Your profession will continue to grow.
You will lead people better as you learn from them. You will love people more, as you get to know them.
But always remember:
✔️ Parenting is not perfect
✔️ We make mistakes
✔️ Failure = learning
If you’re not constantly learning enough, you’re not growing enough.
The lesson that I learned from that little toddler is that if I want to be the best version of myself, I must learn to lead myself better.
When you let go of control and fully empower others, you will see their lives grow.
You will see their lives get simpler. You will see them working less and living more on the priorities that they truly value.
When you find that inner child and love that child, and use that level of gratitude to grow on your professional development, you will see the lives of those around you grow.
Professional Development Reflections
What are you doing today to make an impact in other peoples lives?
What priorities and goals are you setting to get there faster?
Where are you today and where do you wish to be?
Next Action Steps
Reflect on these questions and create a map of your ultimate goal, and the steps that you need to get there.