We’re living in times, when many of us can afford to enjoy a high degree of personal freedom when it comes choosing what we want do in life. There are endless opportunities for entrepreneurship. More and more, many of us are opting to work from home. Every one would like to be there own boss!
But like they say, with great power comes great responsibility. When you become your own boss, you are responsible for YOU. What kind of boss will you be? You can either be a slave driver – working yourself to the bone. Or you can be a very lenient boss, allowing yourself to do just as you please, whenever you please. To be successful, you have to be a great manager of yourself. Even more you’ve got to lead yourself towards success and contentment.
However, self leadership is not something only entreprenuers or self-employed people need. It’s for everyone who wants to reach their full potential.
Self-leadership is having a developed sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to influence your communicat ion, emotions and behaviors on the way to getting there.
Andrew Bryant and Dr Ana Kazan in Self-Leadership: How to Become a More Successful, Efficient, and Effective Leader from the Inside Out
The only person you spend the most time with, the person who influences you the most and the person who can either support or hinder your growth is YOU.
Of course, this applies to me as well. I am all too aware of my need to learn, grow and become more disciplined. This year, I pledged myself to daring greatly and daring daily. And there’s only one person who can help me do that – ME.
So there you have it, my theme for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2015 is ‘The A to Z of Self Leadership’.
Are you taking part in the Challenge? What’s your theme?