Leadership – Doing it the unconventional way by turning on the limbic brain…the thing that supports our functions such as emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory. Recently, I have been inspired by a few unconventional leaders and read some radical books that shifted my paradigm. Interestingly, I always already been at this wave length and am so excited to find others who have found that in the pursuit of their passions, they are shifting the course of this world whether it be through shifts in consciousness, to globally empowering entrepreneurs, to envisioning our future on a different planet. Here my suggested 3 steps to becoming an inspirational leader.
Step 1 – Be passionate about something. Discover what inspires you to become or be a part of a greater cause much bigger than yourself. Declare your intentions! Scream it at the top of your lungs.
Step 2 – Inspire others. Why? Why are you doing what you do? Why do you think what you do? Why should we care? “There are leaders. Then there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority but those WHO lead inspire us. We do not follow individuals and organizations because we have to, but because we want to.” Simon Sinek
What is your pursuit? Are you seeking a riches & fame? Are you developing something innovative that will change the world? Are you willing to take the risk and lead the way? Do you follow your intuition and gut feelings driven by what they believe?
Step 3 – Lead a movement.
Dare to take the path less taken. Dare to blaze your own trail. Dare to be bold. Dare to declare. Dare to be first. Take that leap of faith and challenge the status quo. Life is too short to always play it safe.
A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow!
Now comes the first follower with a crucial role: he publicly shows everyone how to follow. Notice the leader embraces him as an equal, so it’s not about the leader anymore – it’s about them, plural. Notice he’s calling to his friends to join in. It takes guts to be a first follower! You stand out and brave ridicule, yourself. Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire.*http://sivers.org/ff