On my podcast you may have heard me say … Be the LEADER of your life.
This is one of my main messages for my clients, the listeners of How She Really Does It and you here reading this.
Being the leader of your life is part of what I call “adulting.”
When we were kids, we looked forward to when:
- We were the boss of ourselves.
- We could make the decisions that would impact our lives.
- Other people couldn’t tell us what to do, when to go to sleep or what to eat.
Now my friend, you’ve arrived at that day … but you’re still waiting for other people’s permission.
You’ve forgotten, you are the leader of your life.
I can already see the emails in my inbox but Koren:
- I don’t have a leadership title.
- I’m just a mom.
- Other people don’t respect or value me because I’m a teacher [insert any profession, really].
STOP that right now!
You don’t need to have a title to be a leader.
You already are the leader.
You’re the leader of your life.
Right there, that is enough.
Being a leader does not mean that it’s you over everyone else.
In fact, in the Dare to Lead™ training that I facilitate with clients, we cover the definition of a leader:
“Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and who has the courage to develop that potential.”
~ Brené Brown
Being a part of this community: reading the Sunday Love emails, listening to the How She Really Does It podcast, or if I’m so lucky to work with you as a client, you are devoted to finding the potential in people + processes. Developing potential is courageous work.
And the first place we start is with your potential.
In order to lead others effectively and sustainably … you must lead yourself.
Right now … own your leadership title.
You are the LEADER OF YOUR LIFE.
P.S. If you need help taking control of your life, use this tool to learn how to manage your mind: The Mindset Journal