Leadership can demanding and challenging especially to women as theymultitaskwith other duties such as wives and mothers.However,leadership can also be so beautiful and rewarding too.
What can we do to be effiective leaders?
What must we bring to leadership?
Where is a good starting point?
I compiled a list of actions we need to take in order to become effective and great leaders.
Action # 1
Loving yourself—it is everything --it's always worth it.
Loving yourself is not just some self-esteem boosting piece of advice but the prerequisite to truly loving others. True love really starts with you as you can only give what you’ve got. When you love yourself, the world around you benefits.
Action # 2
Be a sister’s keep! We all need each other. We all have dreams and visions that we wish to give birth to someday. But in order for our dreams and visions to come true, we need each other. No doubt each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.
Action # 3
What does success mean to you?
Money, title ,fame,the number of cars or houses you've got?
There is a simple key to success I learned from my mentor: Enjoyment and fulfillment. The number of lives you impact positively is what success is all about. It is also about liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Action # 4
Make changes where you can, but accept the things that you have no control over. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Be the one person who sees a problem and looks for a solution.
Action # 5
Trust your own voice and instincts & water your won field.
We all have beautiful green fields right within us (our gifts and talents) but most often than not we leave our own fields unattended to, and keep stretching and wandering what the person across is doing to keep his or her field green. Soon, jealousy and envy sets in because our own green is not green. Make a deliberate conscious decision today to invest the time to waste stretching your neck and looking across the other field to water your own and make it green. It can be done. Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. And I bet this time needs no distractions. You have to be still and just listen.
Action # 6
Learn the value of forgiveness. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody whether they ask for it or not. Do yourself a favor. Forgiveness is so magical. It keeps you sane.
Action # 7
If you're in a bad living situation, relationship or job, get out now. Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
Action # 8
Always remember to Puff a smile. Remember to always puff a smile. Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives.
Action # 9
How you make people feel is the mark you will leave behind. “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Maya Angelou.
Always remember to give in the very best in all you do whether you’re being watched or not.
There is enough room on planet earth for all of us plus our gifts and talents. Don’t compete or compare with anyone. Just run your own race noting that you are just as unique and special as your gifts and talents are. Just invest time in making you a better you so that you will be a first rated version of yourself than an imitation of someone else.
You’re here because you have something to offer the world. You are not on earth by accident. The World Pulse Community and the world at large awaits that gift which only you have come to deliver.
Have you ever thought of giving up or quitting? Quitting or giving up is for losers. As champions we do not quit but forge forward, while persevering to reach the finish line. Always remember that the world is full of wonderful things you haven't seen yet. Don't ever give up on the chance of seeing them.
Change starts now and with you.
Knowing that happiness, success, and leadership are all within your reach, I encourage you who suffers from self-imposed anxiety, negativity and depreciation to immediately engage in the process of positive thinking because your career, life and impact upon future leaders are too important to remain unfulfilled.