Early in your career, your self-worth is frequently tied to individual accomplishments. You make your mark by being a doer and by delivering results. There are outputs you can point to with pride, and you’re able to leave at the end of the day feeling a sense of accomplishment. If you’re not already a true leader, below are six strategies that you can learn from people who have already made the transition from a doer to a true leader.
1. Try to be someone they are not.
In everything we do, we have to ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this? Am I suited for it? Does it fit me? Is it sustainable?” If the answer is no to any of these questions, you better have a very good reason to proceed.
If I’m not the best, someone else is.
Everyone talks about the importance of loving what you do, but if you’re one of a thousand doing the same thing the same way, you’re not going to love the result. Being passionate about what you do is a good start. But it’s just that, a start. To finish a winner, you need to be the best at what you do.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nola Crow
Founder & Owner of: 4373 Fashion Lane
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Fashion Writer
You volunteer your time and energy to an organization. You are younger than all of your fellow volunteers. You are really called the, “baby,” of the group but, something is off. You have this suspicious feeling that your age is preventing the seasoned volunteers from seeing you for what your resume and experience says you are: deserving.
Thursday night, all of these feelings came to a heated discussion in the Executive Council meeting for my alumni association. My Alumni president decided, not to attend the national convention in Chicago, two weeks ago. We were going to be left with no representation from our local chapter. I messaged our alumni president and vice chancellor, asking for support for me to attend instead. No sooner did I send the message, than my alumni president calls and cancels her mind of not attending. Not only will she attend, but wants the chapter to cover her travel expenses. She wanted me to step down from going.
Do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Can you effectively navigate conflict and challenges? Do you have well-developed social skills?
Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Jamie Irvine
Founder & Owner of: Influence Revenue
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Business, Entrepreneur, Family & Life, Sports and Technology Writer
When faced with challenges in our business we often form opinions about the causes and solutions based on information that ranges from evidence based facts to emotionally charged gut feelings. We are often also influenced by conventional wisdom and the opinions of others.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.
Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours
I’m sure many Filipinos are having a second thought today whether they made the right choice voting for Duterte. I can only sympathize with them. But on the other hand, I realized every choice we made whether good or bad always brings with it a blessing God may use to show His love for us. Continue reading When We Made the Wrong Choices (1 min read)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Mliae A.
Founder & Owner of: Life Experiment Blog
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Travel Writer
Ever wonder what attributes highly successful have in common that set them apart from the rest of us? You might be surprised, it’s not as much as one might think!
Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Samia Hassan
Founder & Owner of: Samia J. Hassan
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Family & Life, Successful Living & Writing Writer
I watched an online talk between ‘Noam Chomsky’ & ‘Yanis Varoufakis’ the former Greek Finance minister and was amazed at the state of peace, calmness and easiness that filled the talk. Prof. Chomsky didn’t seem at all in a battle to set the tone during and demonstrate who has the upper hand when it comes to knowledge & experience; he was sitting in total ease, calmly and peacefully with a self filled with confidence. I watched and noticed how he has nothing to prove for the world, not even that he’s an expert, top scholar and one of greatest intellectual figures alive. He didn’t occupy himself on showing the world that man sitting opposite to him whom is very young has got to do a lot in order for him to catch up with him, he had let the Greek minister do much of the talking! Well that is how confident people behave!
Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Anushka Jambhale
Founder & Owner of: My Maomi
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Books, Business, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer
From beginning of civilization till today’s modern era, the world has been fortunate enough to see birth of some the great leaders of all time. Be it Lokmanya Tilak, Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs and so on. The list is endless. These are the people who lead people, who make people follow them without trying purposely, they have that air around them that make us want to be like them. They motivate us; inspire us even after their death. We all want to be like them, but do you know what they have that makes them special? Well , continue reading to find out.