This is the fifth part of our five-part series in preparation for the Warrior Wealth Summit. In today’s episode, we go deep into the conversation of Leadership.
The following topics will be discussed every month:
Week 1: Power
Week 2: Production
Week 3: Profit
Week 4: Protection
In This Week’s Episode….POWER
Golden Nugget #1: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself
- Leadership as a topic is not new by any stretch of the imagination when it comes to business and life. Most of us have considered that leadership itself is something that is found in some magic pill, a weekend seminar, or something that we can drink to instantly get our magic fix of the “seven steps to leadership.”
- There is a simple principle that is laid out in the Bible. Jesus was asked which, out of all the laws that existed, was the most important one of all? Jesus responded with, “Love God.” He then went on to say, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” This last part of the equation is what everybody likes to snip out of the conversation, but that’s where the secret is found.
What does it mean to you to be a leader?
Golden Nugget #2: Air and Rocks
- Here are the facts about life: You cannot love your neighbor if you hate yourself. You cannot love God if you hate yourself. If you hate yourself, then the only kind of leadership you can give is motivation, the motivation that comes from a leader who ultimately, at the end of the day, does not find himself worthy, loveable, or acceptable.
- When you attempt to lead another human being down a path that you have not been yourself, when you attempt and expect others to do what you have been unwilling to do, or when you expect from your team and from your clients behaviors that you will not demonstrate yourself, you have become nothing more than a leader with a glassful of air.
What type of leadership do you demonstrate?
Golden Nugget #3: If You Do Not Live It, Do Not Lead It
- Most people learn some shit and then think they’re ready to lead. They attend a webinar, go to a convention, or read a book and then they try to lead what they have learned. Individuals who lead what they have learned, have nothing to offer. They become exposed for the posers that they are.
- You must be willing to personally live what you have learned. It is the living of the thing that gives a man permission to lead. If you do not live it, do not lead it. You cannot fake what you have or have not lived. Every leader I have ever worked with who is lacking in the game of power as a leader in their organization comes down to one simple truth: they’re fuckin liars. They lie in their leadership and expect their people to live what they do not live themselves.
Where in your life are you expecting others to live what you are unwilling to live?
Golden Nugget #4: The King Eats First
- Cullen Talley: Many of you understand the King Eats First principle, yet you can’t stand in the space of that because you don’t hold it for yourself. You don’t love or honor yourself enough, causing others that are dependent upon you or are connected to you pay a price because you’re unwilling to be the king that eats first.
- Learn, live, and lead is an active tense verb. It’s a state of mind and a state of being. It’s a way that we actually operate and show up for the people we are responsible for, and the people that have put their trust in us. Do not lose sight of the fact that you have to be enough of a man to eat first and to stand in that space to create that.
How are you deomonstrating and living this principle inside your family life?
Golden Nugget #5: Collision Based Leadership
- Collison is the ability to course correct a situation and a person. As a leader, your entire role is to get clear on where you’re going, why as an organization you’re going there, where you’re at today, and then to align the troops on your team to get into formation to move towards that destination.
- This means that course correction is required. More often than not, the organization and the clients that you’re leading are requiring from you the discipline and the courage to collide with them when they are off course. Modern leadership requires you to collide.
Where are you willing or unwiling to collide?
Quote of the Week:
“Your people come to you looking for water or bread but you offer them nothing but air and rocks instead. Then you wonder why people don’t follow you, why your clients leave you; you wonder why your wife divorces you and why your kids despise you. At the end of the day, you have nothing to fucking offer.”
–Garrett J White
“So many of us say we want to lead but we’re unwilling to have the collisions necessary. Colliding with myself is the only way I can see new possibilities.”