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Do You Remember What it Felt Like When You First Became a Leader?

Published August 13, 2013

Do you remember that first time you went from being an employee to being a LEADER? Do you remember the feeling of pride? How about that feeling you could accomplish anything? Have you lost that feeling, or can’t right remember what it felt like?
Here are 3 things you can do to regain that new leader feeling:

  1. Share the story of your journey as a leader with your team, and better yet share your story with someone in the organization who needs your inspiration!!! I have been lucky enough to share my story with so many people over the last several years who have contacted me later to share what an inspiration I was to them, and I had no idea. It is humbling to think that I have a story that is worth telling and is one that will help others aspire to greatness. You have that story too.
  2. Journal everyday. No matter how insignificant you think the happenings of your day are, you never know when you will read back over your journal and find some amazing inspiration to share with others. Sometimes in the remembering and documenting of our daily interactions, successes, and failures we recall the beginning of our careers when the world seemed out in front of us and we could do anything. And then we do.
  3. Mentor someone you see as a leader in the future. Many future leaders don’t see themselves as that leader. They need someone to believe and invest in them. You may see something in them they do not see in themselves. That can be a powerful catalyst to move someone from a follower to a leader.

Becoming a leader is a special event in your life. Don’t forget what that feels like. We need the leaders of today inspired to create the leaders of tomorrow.