During my senior year of college, I met with a career coach. My thinking at the time was that if I had better strategies for being successful in “the real world” than I actually might do something worthwhile (the jury’s still out). At the time I knew the fairytale land of college was not going to last and eventually the real work was going to start. Oh was I right! Of all the things she taught me, the one which sticks out most was the importance of interpersonal skills. She said it was THE BEST … Read More
Admit it! You want to quit your job and become the next Steve Jobs.
You’ve imagined slamming down your resignation letter on your boss’s desk, running over to Apple headquarters, slipping on a black turtleneck and pulling the next “i” product out of your pocket to a crowd of screaming Apple fans!
Or… maybe you haven’t.
The point is, I talk with dozens of people each week who tell me their dreams. They want to build their own business, travel the world, start a revolution, create the next wave of consumer technology or cure degenerative diseases. “The Dream” of just climbing the corporate ladder, getting intoxicated on the weekends and retiring at 65 is dead. We don’t want that anymore.
We feel like we’re destined for something bigger and we are driven by something else. Our peers think were crazy and we feel awkward talking about our dreams to “normal people”.
Other generations really don’t get it — they are completely driven by top line sales revenue, business growth and personal financial gain…
WE ARE DRIVEN BY PURPOSE.
This post is going to be very different than anything else I’ve put out.
It’s going to challenge you, push you, make you uncomfortable and hopefully inspire you. It starts with a story about dealing with success barriers and follows with 5 crazy things I did to overcome my fear of rejection.
Some of them are obvious, others are downright silly and they all can help you (if you actually do them).
My hope is that you can learn from my experience and complete at least one of the five challenges. If you do, I’d love to hear about your experience. You can either post in the comments section or send me a email.
Look at Kobe, Oprah, Musk, Schwarzenegger, Gates, Buffet and Mother Theresa – they don’t try to be someone else. They understand where they have talent and where they are weak. They know exactly who they are.
Kobe isn’t a governor, Oprah and Musk don’t play professional basketball, Schwarzenegger isn’t a speech therapist, Gates and Buffet aren’t bodybuilders, and Mother Theresa didn’t start an electric car company. They play to their strengths and use their talents to create world class results.
If you want to replicate their success, you must know yourself. This article discusses 5 different strategies to know exactly who YOU are and grow the leader within you.