Ever now and then my worlds collide. This week I have been working on what I am calling my Soul Assignment Accepted: Studying Women Leaders so that I may be a more effective leader.
Today at BloggyMoms Blog Dare we were to being our blog posts with...
Let me ask you this: so naturally my mind went immediately to leadership.Whether you are prepared or not, I need to ask you this: what are you doing right now to prepare yourself to be a better leader?
You might think, “I am not a leader, I am a stay-at-home-Mom (or) I am a clerk-typist (or) I work part time at a movie theater as I am going to school.”
Try this on: We are ALL leaders, some of us just don’t know it yet.
Every time you are out in public or choose to live the life of a hermit at home, your actions are speaking and people are watching. They might not have a telescope or a microscope watching your every move and they might not be taking notes, but someone is witnessing what you do and what you don’t do and to them, it speaks volumes both about you and the life you lead.
Did you read that:
“It speaks volumes both about you and the life you lead.”
You might have thought before you started reading today that what you did or didn’t do didn’t matter, it didn’t make a difference, it doesn’t impact others but I am here to remind you it does.
Merriam Webster defines a leader like this: a person who leads: as a : guide, conductor b (1) : a person who directs a military force or unit (2) : a person who has commanding authority or influence c (1) : the principal officer of a British political party (2) : a party member chosen to manage party activities in a legislative body (3) : such a party member presiding over the whole legislative body when the party constitutes a majority d (1) : conductor c (2) : a first or principal performer of a group
Congratulations – you are the guide, the conductor, the person directing your life force. You are the commander of influence over your life and also its principal officer. You have been chosen to manage your life activities and preside over its whole legislative body!
WOW! You are the principal performer of your life, not the person who did or said or “made you” feel this way or that way. No.
YOU are the leader of your life.
YOU make a difference in your life and the lives of others so tell me, now: what are you doing right now to prepare yourself to be a better leader?
What WILL you do today to be a better leader right now and tomorrow and the next day?
You know what else?
I believe in you as a leader.
Perhaps that is your first task: to begin believing in YOURSELF as a leader.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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