If you have read the first two articles in this series and have implemented the habits, you are well on your way to establishing a good daily routine.
In this article I will be discussing the last two habits that 3% Leaders do daily: Masterminding with other Leaders and Cultivation the Expectation of Leadership. Although the first three habits are very important, it is really these two that will begin to set you apart as a Leader.
Masterminding With Other Leaders
If you have read ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill you will know what masterminding is. If you are not familiar with the term, according to Napoleon Hill Masterminding is:
“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”
It’s not team work or group coaching, it’s when two or more people come together with the intent of working toward and common goal, a combining and focusing of energy and brain power toward that common goal.
I cannot stress how important it is to belong to a mastermind group. It is also vital to position yourself to mastermind daily with other leaders. This is where live training calls, Webinars, Skype chats, and specifically live events are worth their weight in gold. It is here that you will likely find not only answers to your questions, but also insights and motivation. The synergy that takes place during a mastermind call, online chat or live event cannot be reproduced. Many try to go it alone but few find success. Success requires discipline, commitment, perseverance and support. A well chosen mastermind group will not only provide support, it will also act like a compass keeping you focused on your goal and in many cases, provide enthusiasm and momentum.
I will end this point with a final quote from Napoleon Hill; “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].”
Cultivate The Expectation Of Leadership
Why is leadership important to your business? It is a widely known that people buy leadership before they buy any product. We have all had those experiences where you felt a “connection” to a sales person and therefore bought from them. Usually the connections formed because they took the time to ask questions, and were more interested in you, than interesting to you.
At some point in time, you will likely find yourself either part of a team or the leader of a team. It is of the utmost importance that you set the right example.
A good place to begin in the quest for cultivating a leadership mentality is to start with a service attitude. When you detach from the outcome of the “sale” if you will, and shift your focus to serving and helping others, it is quite amazing what happens. When you come from a place of really wanting to help others succeed, rather than make a quick dollar, not only will you start to see results but you will begin to unlock the secret to success in this industry. The more you help others get what they want, the more you in turn will get what you want. This not only leads to a successful and profitable business, it can lead to great personal satisfaction.
The major shift that usually needs to happen is going from a “Have, Do, Be” mentality to a “Be, Do, Have”. Ultimately it is the way we shape our thoughts and in turn our actions that will dictate success or failure. When you start to BECOME the person you need to be, you then DO the things you need to do and by virtue you start to HAVE the things you want.
Don’t wait for success and money to start living the highest version of you. As a Leader, you will not only be holding yourself to the highest standard, but you will also be setting an example that people will be drawn to.
In conclusion, taking the time to practice these five habits on a daily basis can have the power to transform you and your business. I challenge you to look at each point and take inventory of where improvements need to be made, take action to make those changes.
Megan has been self employed for over 10 years as a Registered Massage Therapist. Although self employed, she never considered herself an Entrepreneur until venturing into a new career as an Online Marketer. With the guidance and support from her online “family” she is leveraging the power of the internet to write her own paycheck.After spending over ten years working tirelessly in pursuit of her career brass ring, exhausted she decided to find a new direction and ultimately, a new career.To view the system that is allowing her to realize her dreams, or for more information on how you can join Megan and write your OWN paycheck and fire YOUR boss, visit the link below and meet Jay Kubassek, one of her mentors, and the Chief Executive and Marketing Officer of the community of Online Entrepreneurs and Internet Marketers.http://leverageyourtimeonline.com/?t=Article6