In the final episode of 2021, host Ryan Eaton dives into the very vital topic of self-leadership. In an ever-changing environment of balancing work, family, and faith, how do leaders learn to be both personally successful and interpersonally followable? Ryan identifies three major points to becoming better at self-leadership.
So why does self-leadership matter? It matters because people aren’t watching just what we say, but how we live.
Set Your Priorities
In a world where everyone wants a piece of your every minute, set your priorities first. If you begin filling up your cup with lesser priorities, you can find yourself completely lost on your journey to self-leadership. Find your priorities and focus on their elevation in your life.
We must know our purpose and mission.
If not, our priorities and distractions will look alike.
Kill the Distractions
Performance = Potential - Distractions. For you to truly be productive, you must cut out any distractions that will suck on your priorities.
If you’re not careful and don’t know your distractions, they will slowly become enmeshed with your priorities. Figure out your distractions and eliminate them.
Build Good Habits
Eaton references Admiral William McRaven talking about making your bed every morning. And while it may seem small, developing small habits will help kickstart your day in producing larger habits. Build good habits now that will ultimately propel you into even better habits years from now.
At the end of the day, creating healthy self-leadership is a challenging, introspective goal. But any plan you make today is a successful life waiting to happen.
Without setting clear goals in place now, you’re already setting yourself up on a stagnant, unproductive trajectory.
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