Are you struggling to be a leader? Do you wish you were a better leader? Do you sometimes find it difficult to inspire and motivate your team? Most of us are not born natural leaders. However, there are some simple things we can do to truly inspire those around us to achieve phenomenal things.
Each of us has the capacity to become a leader and a great one at that. The first step is to be brave enough to connect with each other. When we do that we begin to build a team that can be devoted to each other.
Every organization functions on three levels. What we do, how we do it and why we do it. Most people can explain the what and the how they do something. That is good but not enough. Many of us have trouble explaining the WHY we do something. Once you figure out what motivates you to pursue your goals, you will be put on a much stronger trajectory than ever before. Only then will you be able to truly accomplish your goals and inspire others to do the same. True leaders know that their job is to inspire. The word inspiration comes from in spirit, to go within. When we are speaking from a place of knowing what we really want and what we really believe in that is when a person becomes compelling and can lead others.
Tips on How to Be a Leader
I realized early on in my network marketing career that people who were in it only for the money didn’t make it very far. Sure money is one motivator, but what else is it that really drives people? I wanted to travel, have freedom and spend more time with my family. I wanted more time to do the things I love, like gardening, entertaining and baking too. My desire for the lifestyle that I wanted was a huge driver in my success to achieve Diamond.
One way to be a leader to your network marketing team is to really express what motivates you to do what you do. Be passionate and be authentic. People will respect those qualities. It will inspire them to dig down and figure out what matters most to them. Give them the gift of inspiration. It is in the act of you being genuine and vulnerable by sharing what really matters to you that gives people the motivation to do the same. We inspire people by the actions we take. Or not.
Leadership is not just about being in charge. It is about taking care of those you are responsible for. You need to go to work for the people on your team, and when you put them first that is when they will be inspired by you. It is our example of how we work, how we operate, how we live our lives that move other people to do more of the same in their own lives. It is amazing what can happen when we make our teammates feel valued and valuable. People often ask me how do they attract leaders into their business. It starts with us. First you have to BECOME the leader you want to attract. Like attracts like. If you want that professional networker to come into your busines, you have to become what you want to bring to your business.
Become that leader. You can do it. Like I said before, it isn’t always something that comes naturally. It didn’t for me, but I kept working on my leadership skills and now have a global and thriving business. I am very grateful for the leadership lessons I got along the way and hope I have inspired you to step up your leadership game! I can promise you it is worth it.
P.S. I hope you enjoyed my post on how to be a leader! If you liked this, I think you will love my blog post on How to Successfully Work With a Long Distance Team.