Manufacture Your Day by REFUSING TO GIVE UP
This subject is very near and dear to my heart. Especially since I have started to build my own business, I know what it means to be on an emotional roller coaster. The challenge of having to deal with fear, self-doubt and insecurities can be overwhelming. Sometimes it even seems as if you need superhuman strength to overcome all the roadblocks along the way. What I have learned is that you can absolutely not let these emotions get the better of you. Make it your mission to discover the true meaning of strength for the benefit of yourself and the people around you!
Displaying strength and direction during difficult times are two of the most powerful things you can do for the people around you if you want to be a true leader.
Do you sometimes feel that the weight on your shoulders is too much to carry? Absolutely.
Do you sometimes feel that you don’t have the strength to keep going when everything around you seems to go wrong? No question about it.
Do you sometimes feel like screaming and taking the easy way out by blaming other people for our own shortcomings? I think we have all done it.
Do you sometimes feel that you are doing a fantastic job but nobody else seems to take their job as seriously as you do? Of course, because we are all legends in our own mind.
However, even if you feel this way, it’s all a matter of changing your perspective as fast as possible to make best of every situation. In other words, turn negative events into something positive. How? Just ask yourself, “What’s good about that?” and you will find an answer. I promise!
As a leader (more than anyone else) it is important to realize that people are watching you, observing you, your actions, and your reactions…… and if they see the authenticity of your character, they will want to follow in your footsteps.
I always say that it is easy to be a good employer during good times but undoubtedly the truth comes out when we are faced with situations of economical downturn, the loss of market share, and last but not least a negative bottom line. That’s when it becomes easy to forget to walk the talk!
It takes a lot of strength to stick with your personal and organizational values to follow a long-term vision rather than giving in to the numbers game, which in reality is a very short sided business outlook.
I wholeheartedly encourage you to inspire, lead, and succeed with strength, and you will be overwhelmed by the success you and your team are going to achieve.