T oday is the first day of the rest of your life.
What are you busy with today?
How about becoming a leader?
Waiting for a hero to take you by the hand and lead you is choosing to remain a victim [or a child]. It is time we grow up and take responsibility for our own life.
The other day I was listening to the radio and one line caught my attention: ‘We don’t need another hero.’ Pictures from old movies flashed in front of me. The mythological hero: tall and handsome, powerful and wise, always resourceful and with a sense of humor. Those were the heroes we were searching to lead us into the promised land of happiness.
Each generation has its role models, heroes and leaders. In the past, leaders had to be charismatic, strong and confident. But as time changes we also need to change our conception of what actually is the leadership we need. Maybe we really don’t need another hero in today’s world.
We were conditioned to believe that a leader is a sort of superman that comes and saves us in times of crisis. As you’ve noticed it will mostly be a MAN that saves the day in such scenarios… Hand in hand with this conditioning goes the belief that we, the ‘normal’ people, are both hopeless and helpless. In need of constant guidance resulting from our not being able to take care of ourselves.
Now is the time to become a leader yourself! Here are seven how-to’s…
It is a childhood illusion that you are hopeless and helpless. It is a childhood illusion that is never YOU who is powerful. That it is never YOU who determines, influences and creates. This is a romantic view that allows you to sit in waiting and hope for a better life, a better world.
Change your concept of leadership
We have reached the point when each one of us can and must become a leader. Leadership is about creating space for people to fully express themselves. It is about encouraging people to go beyond their limits. Just like a mother does with her kids.
Leadership is about empowering people to achieve their life purpose. And remember: when you empower people, you will never take away their power. And they will not give it away either. Each action you take comes from choice and not because of outside influence or pressure. It is time to let go of this constant search for answers outside yourself. The time of Gurus and Masters is over.
Trust your wisdom within
You have enormous wisdom within. It is a matter of making the connection with this inherent wisdom and trusting yourself to do what is right for you at any given time.
Do it together
It is the time for enlightened friendships, when we all share our wisdom and become both the teacher and the student. This is where our power is. In doing it together. This is what feminine leadership is all about!
Our planet can no longer afford for humanity to play the victim game.Waiting for a hero to take you by the hand and lead you is choosing to remain a victim or a child. It is time we grow up and take responsibility for our own life.
Help others become leaders!
Look at your surroundings and notice how many people prefer to stay stuck in their victim role, refusing to recognize, acknowledge and utilize their power. Ask yourself: ‘What can I DO to make them see they have a choice, that they have the power?’ When you have the answer, act upon it. Once you take that step, you become a leader. A leader creates leaders.
Now go become a leader! The world needs you!
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Trainer, coach and author of ‘Financial Independence for Women’. Helping to create personal, business and financial success. I am the co-founder of Open Circles Academy, and founder of Balanced Business Women. My long term goal is to support women on their path to become conscious millionaires and leaders in their field of expertise. Let’s connect on Facebook or follow me onTwitter.
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