When I look back over the past 34 years of my career I realize that all my Mentors did one thing and that was to help me focus on becoming a “Proficient Leader” for each one knew that Leadership is the foundation of all wealth and success. They also knew Leadership starts at home, with you. I was trained at 19 years old by my Mentors on leading myself to develop discipline, excellence, vision, determination, persistence, faith, honor, loyalty, courage and class. I had to lead myself in these areas before I could ever develop to a point that I could lead others.
Therefore Choose to Be Strong! In whatever profession you are in your ultimate goal is to take on the role and move into the position of leadership. However, many people mistake management for leadership and that is a deadly mistake if you are in the “Team Building Business” which is one of the highest paid professions in the world. They say if you are a leader and no one is following you then you are simply taking a walk. The true role of leadership is anything but glamorous but in fact one that is of service. Leadership is many times a very lonely road. While others are home resting you are up working late into the night and early morning to help and be a service to people. It is a role that is undervalued and underappreciated. Most of the time you are the first one to a meeting (setting everything up) and the last one to leave (cleaning everything up).
The crowds enjoy all the value you bring and the service you provide and after the party is over they zoom out with their presents without saying thank you. This however is a very small price and sacrifice in comparison to knowing that as a true Leader you are changing lives and creating destinies for good people. And just to put the icing on the cake, it pays so well in income that you will live like a King or Queen with Financial Freedom! Use your business to “build people” don’t use “people to build your business”!
Don and Melinda Boyer