You don’t have to be a genius, or extraordinary person to make a difference, you just need some devotion, amazing passion and insane ambition to leave your mark on this world.
“Revolution Begins by starting something, that doesn’t ends with you!” – Robin Sharma
Leadership is the characteristic of a personality, that stands you out of the crowd. It is also one of the most misunderstood concepts in human history. Leadership is not about Leading, its about getting into the crowd, doing stuff that you want all should be doing, inspiring others with your example, so that they to join you in it, and thus creating a movement. This is what real leadership is, it is about creating a tribe that is like you.
I so want to share these 10 points, quoted by Robin Sharma about ‘on how these amazing leaders do what they do’, so that we all the can learn from their actions. And here is the post from him, as follows:
1. THE JOB OF A LEADER IS TO CREATE MORE LEADERS
If you’re not building more leaders, then you’re not leading, you’re following. Your job (regardless of whether or not you have a title) is to help people do work they never dreamed they could do. Your job is to inspire people to own their talents, express their gifts and do the best work of their lives. That’s part of what it truly means to lead.
2. NOTHING WORKS UNTIL YOU DO
Start small, dream huge but begin today. Nothing happens until you take massive action. The sad reality is that procrastination is nothing more than the defense mechanism of choice used by scared people. Here’s what I mean: if we actually did our goals and acted on our visions, we’d become ultra-successful. And spectacular success brings responsibility. That frightens most among us. And so we put off getting great things done. And blame the world for any mediocrity that infuses our lives.
3. THE WAY YOU LIVE, SHOWS WHAT YOU BELIEVE
You tell the world what you believe via how you behave. Complain all day long and you reveal a deeply ingrained set of beliefs that you are powerless and apathetic. Present work that has typos and poor wording and you express a belief that average is cool with you. Mistreat others and you reveal that you’re selfish–and disconnected from the beautiful humanity that surrounds you. The good news is that as you wire in the beliefs of leadership (versus victim-hood), your behavior changes automatically.
4. IDEAS ARE WORTHLESS WITHOUT EXECUTION
I’d rather have an average idea that my team and I flawlessly execute on than a genius-level idea with poor execution. The best Leaders Without Titles and the organizations that win big are all about “less talk and more do”. Less meetings and more delivery. Less analysis and more rolling up of sleeves and getting amazing projects done.
5. WHEN YOU LEARN MORE YOU GET TO ACHIEVE MORE
To double your income, triple your rate of learning. Few things have served my professional career–and the careers of the billionaires, Titans and CEOS I privately coach than this idea. Please simply remember that genius is much less about natural talent and much more about out-studying, out-preparing, out-practicing and out-learning everyone around you. Almost nothing yields the return on investment that investing in workshops, conferences, online course, audiobooks/books and coaching does.
6. TAKE CARE OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND THE MONEY TAKES CARE OF ITSELF
Leadership is about relationships. The smartest, fastest and most effective leaders all get that the whole game is about people–developing teammates + serving customers + making the world a whole lot better by the way you show up in it. Learn to listen like a master. Commit to being more inspirational. Keep your promises. Do nice things for people. Be the most generous person you know. Staggeringly great opportunities will come your way. Trust me.
7. RESPECT IS NOT GRANTED BUT EARNED
A title, position and a large office do not guarantee people will respect you. Nope. You’ve got to earn that gift. And the quickest way to earn respect is to give it. No need to say much more.
8. DON’T CONFUSE MOVEMENT WITH PROGRESS
Yes, we live in The Age of Dramatic Distraction. According to The Financial Times we collectively spend 100,000,000 minutes a day playing Angry Birds on our smartphones. Most people in business are spending the absolute best hours of their days being busy being busy. Leaders Without Titles are completely different. I teach my clients a whole system of tactics to 20X productivity but a few to apply are these: start your day at 5 am/set 5 daily goals and get them done before leaving the office (that’s 1850 “small wins” in 12 months)/use your first 90 minutes at work to fuel your most important project/get good at saying no.
9. VICTIMS DON’T DO GIANT THINGS
Victims make excuses while leaders drive exceptional results. You can spot a victim a mile away: they blame and complain and are negative and cynical. They’ve given away their power to achieve amazing things to other people and outer conditions for so long they’ve actually conditioned themselves to think they have none. You are not a victim. This day–and every one that follows for the rest of your life–offers a platform of possibility. And the great thing about using your power to make things better is that the more you use it, the more powerful you become.
10. LIFE IS SHORT SO BE OF USE
When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. MAN, live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice.” To truly be a leader has nothing to do with ego-stroking, applause and fame. No, to be a leader is to make phenomenal contributions that make the world better and cause a lasting difference. To lead is to serve. And to be of use.
As always, hope these 10 points are helpful to you, your life, your team and your mission. Please share them with your others, discuss them and–most importantly – live them.
About The Author – Veer Mishra