I used to have this idea that once I was a transformational leader, my life would be like what I imagine Wayne Dyer’s and Suze Orman’s lives and businesses are like …
In this dream/vision, I’d be the perfect cross between the two of them.
I’d spend my day writing books, appearing on television and doing interviews.
Oh my, that is a dream come true. Can’t you just see it? Maybe you even want it to for yourself too.
[Side note: if you don’t want it for yourself, good! We need more people who want to support, facilitate, connect, and create behind the scenes. And, you still need to check out this video series because the world needs you to lead!]
But let me tell you (because we are about eyes wide open around here after all), the reality isn’t like that at all. At least, not yet. I do believe it’s coming, but before that can happen, I have this burning desire and personal need to build the business infrastructure to support it all.
You see, my mind tells me that once I have the business infrastructure, then I’ll have the stable financial support to write the books plus the wisdom to actually share something worthwhile on television and in interviews.
I’m not sure yet whether this is true or just my incessant need for achievement that is fooling me.
Regardless, it’s my path. And I surrender to it.
Building businesses is the exact experience I need to have in order to truly become the transformational leader I desire to be.
So today, I won’t be writing my book, doing interviews or appearing on TV.
Instead, my day will be all about clarifying and documenting agreements, getting a system set up to manage my metrics and getting coached to create KPIs (key performance indicators that allow me at a glance to measure the health of the company or parts of the company).
This is the real life of a transformational leader. Or at least a leader in the making.
Oh, and I will be getting a facial. One thing I’ve gotten really great at is maintaining my self care — facials, network chiropractic, regular trips to the hair/lash salon, float tank. I couldn’t lead anyone or anything if I didn’t care for myself along the way.
Here’s what I feel super stoked about:
I am finally being the leader I’ve always wanted to be and knew I could be, but truly had no idea how to be. The resistance is mostly gone and I am actually doing it and being it.
Partially, I think it’s because I am finally seeing exactly what I need to do and that doing it (ensuring that the businesses supporting my work are properly led and supported) is actually the key to having the time, energy and space to write the books, do the interviews and get back on TV to fulfill my dream of transformational TV.
Agreements, metrics and KPIs. I never imagined I’d be excited about and looking forward to getting those locked in.
If you want to get excited with me and truly step into the next level of your own leadership, watch the next video in the Transformational Business Leader video series.
This one is about the 5 Essential Elements of a multi-million dollar transformational business. If you have any desire to impact on a big scale and have the business in place to support that impact, watch the video series now.
Alright, this was long and it’s time for me to get back to agreements, metrics and KPIs so I can make it to my facial on time.
I’ll be back this weekend with some details about the agreements I created, system I am using to track my metrics and the KPIs I landed on to track the health of the company.
Enjoy your Friday! May it be full of actions that move your life and business forward in the most ideal ways for you.
Love beyond the beyond,
PS — There’s a whole thread of super enlightening and entertaining comments below the video. Look for my comment there and reply to it so we can dialogue about what we are learning in the series.