Friday, August 29, 2014

Learning to Become a Better & More Effective Leader: 10 Things I've Learned

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart. And all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.

Jim Carrey


My experiences have led me to become a leader. The age old argument of born leaders and made leaders is for another topic. But leaders CAN be molded.

I've been blessed to have many experiences

Great coaches & Poor coaches

Mentors in my field who will break their back to help me

Family to support choices

Athletes who refuse to buy in

Athletes who seemingly love every second of it

Failures as a coach

Nervousness in front of people

Timidness to call an athlete out

Procrastination in dealing with important matters

HUGE feedback from second hand sources on the impact I'm making

People who could care less what I do

Peers and Friends who support me in becoming physically, mentally, & spiritually stronger

And many more.

The point is I have had plenty of experiences of failures. But it is not in how often we get knocked down but how many times we get up and keep moving forward.

But you must LEARN from the failures and use them as opportunities to move past the roadblock. My firm belief is the Universe, Allah, God, or Animating Force (whatever you care to call it) puts challenges in front of you when you are on your Hero's Journey. And if you fail to courageously meet the challenge--SHOW UP--it gives them more reason not to give you another chance. Now, we continue to get chance after chance, but after a while our luck WILL run out.


Why not? Why not meet the challenges, look yourself in the mirror, reach down with all you have in your essence, and grab your balls. Breathe into your balls as Elliott Hulse would say. Because if you are not able to do what it takes to become the person you are capable of then you do not deserve it. Complain and bitch all you want but you dig your own grave and rot in hell while living on Earth if you do not become the strongest version of yourself through doing what you love. Might be harsh but it's the truth. No more middle ground.

10 Things I've learned from my Experiences:

1. Have & Set Standards
2. Demand Excellence
3. Have Great Energy & Enthusiasm
4. Motivate & Inspire when necessary
5. Laugh & Have a Sense of Humor
6. Be Approachable
7. Carve Successes in Stone & Write Failures in Sand
8. Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk
9. Serve Others
10. Love Your Work

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