Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. – Theodore Roosevelt
A few weeks ago, I’ve had to come up with a decision.
You see, my move to live in a new country was like a spiritual journey of sorts. I’ve always been interested in spirituality, but the ramifications of moving to a new country caused me to dive deeper into questioning my higher purpose. Being out of my element and not having the distractions from back home, helped to heighten my journey.
Now, five years later, I came back full circle to a point where I now needed to be clear about my purpose here once again. So I made a clarity prayer. I asked God, if I should stay, then show me the reason why, and if I should go, then show me where, and either way, make it very, very clear to me.
And He did.
I could feel on a cellular level, that something has changed – paradigm has shifted – and after I got this clarity, I begin to notice synchronicity and effortlessness happening around me.
Following that energy shift, though, I also began to notice how the energies that I have been interacting with are now playing out.
When your energy shifts, either the energies around you shifts with you, or they fall away, to be replaced by energies that are resonating at the same frequency your energy is now resonating at.
This led me to reflect and take action on the relationships I have with people and things in my life that needed healing or attention.
Today, I’m sharing with you my personal story because it made me realise that to become someone who strives to make a difference in the world, there is one important quality we must all possess: Leadership
There are many things you can do to make you a good leader, and a simple Google or Amazon search will give you numerous posts and books already written on the subject.
As I contemplate on what it is that I really want to bring across to you, I realised that my intention was not to say what has already been said about what makes you a good leader.
My intention is to bring you the essence of the characteristics that make you a great one.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon
One of my colleagues asked in our group forum about a challenge she has.
Just how do you deliver your message to the world without sounding like a broken record?
You may already be familiar with this scenario. You discovered your voice, your message to bring to the world. So you start writing on your blog or record some videos.
And then, you get stuck.
Because this thing that you are trying to write about now, you’ve already written about. Or this speech that you are preparing for, you have already spoken it and is now up on YouTube.
See, thing is, strong brands DO sound like a broken record. I’ll give you an example.
If you’ve watched enough of BrenĂ© Brown’s talks, you’ll notice that she says her key phrases over and over again in her talks. Despite that, her followers still lap up her talks when they got on YouTube, as evidenced by the millions of views they receive. (If you went “BrenĂ© who?” really, go look up her talks on YouTube.)
Now, there are of course techniques that you can learn to say the same thing in different ways, or to look at the same topic from a different angle, etc.
Today, however, what I want to bring to you is the being behind your messaging.