Why Powers Risk
WHY power makes us do things that others question. It has been almost three years now since I took this very risky venture on several fronts. I chose to work for myself instead of for someone else. I chose to change my primary business from technical training and development to cultivating leadership and personal growth. I chose to invest in being a Founding Partner in the John Maxwell Team and a certified leadership speaker/trainer/coach. I chose to pour my resources into developing that business. For a variety of reasons, it is still not a booming success but I know it is coming and continue to work towards that.
Why Powers Purpose?
The big question I usually get is WHY I chose to make the change to leadership development and fostering personal growth as opposed to sticking where I was with training and development consulting (I still do that by the way). I can only say that it is the answer to that very same WHY that drives me. Over the years I have worked for several companies, large and small, and through that with many client companies. A consistent issue I saw in many organizations is that there was plenty of management going on and very little leadership. And there is a difference, which I have talked about in an Ah-Ha! Moment of the Week video.
And what I saw from this was that most of the problems of the organization was due to that lack of leadership. I truly believe that
Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership
and that the level of effectiveness of leadership is what determines how a company succeeds and grows or withers and dies. Small businesses today especially need to embrace this because in this hard economy it becomes real easy to lose vision what you are trying to accomplish and how you are going to get there. You get lost in the trees of survival that you can no longer see the forest. Then, when things do clear you are totally unprepared to take advantage of the growth opportunities before you. I believe in small business and I believe in YOU and that’s the WHY that drives me every day! It’s why I became the TOP-LINE GUY to help you achieve BOTTOM-LINE RESULTS!
- What’s your WHY? Is it specific? Just making money is not enough; just serving people is not enough. You need a WHY that will drive you through hard times. A WHY that will compel you to take risks, financial and otherwise. A WHY that will set the stage for you to swallow pride and independence enough to seek help to excel. A WHY that will drive you to learn what you need to learn and gather who you need to gather. A WHY that demands a legacy to go far beyond where you will ever take it.
- Write that WHY down. Remind yourself of it every day. Let it infiltrate your organization in the vision, in the mission statement, in the customer service, in employee relations; in everything you do.
- Not sure how to make all that happen? Not sure of your WHY? Seek a coach or partner who can help you identify it, define it, and live it. There’s a reason that highly successful organizations have coaches; because that’s how they became highly successful organizations.