There are times when you as a leader are pulled in many directions to bring
solutions to Â issues and your battery canÂ getÂ drained fast. When you get
tired you justÂ want toÂ shut out everyone and go into your own little world.
No matter what industryÂ you are in, the bottom line is that this is a people
business and you areÂ constantly dealing with different personalities and
sometimes negativeÂ attitudes that can cause chaos in the business as well
as within yourself.
Are you tired and stressed?
Do you just want toÂ takethe leadership hat off and give it to someone else just for aÂ little
while? What about just sit back and get under the radar andÂ allow the chaos
to unfold and hopefully the situation will remedy itself.
Also depending on the size of Â the team you are leading, there is an
inherent responsibility you have to shoulder as the leader to be the
example or the standard you want your team or company to reflect.
Just having that responsibility of being the example and leading others
have caused many leaders to crack under pressure and cause a breakdown
in effectiveness. You have to continue to sharpen the mental saw before
your performance and your health start declining.
I was just thinking the other day how invigorating it is to be aroundÂ other
leaders at marketing events and in masterminding groups, discussingÂ ideas and
getting those creative juices flowing for the next big thing inÂ our business.
I use the word invigorating because if you are a leader orÂ have aspirations to
become a leader, no matter what industry, there are times when you just don’t
feel like being bothered and you need some type of stimulus to get you back up
on the hill.
Here are 3 basic things that you can
do to keep yourself mentally sharp and refreshed on a regular basis.
One, schedule some quiet time daily to still your mind and reflect
and get clear on the the big picture. Just being still can do wonders for
you to escape the mad drama that is on the outside waiting on you, the leader,
to come in with the solution.
Second, attend mastermind groups with other leaders in different industries.
Whenever I am with these groups, IÂ alwaysÂ come away from them with a different
perspective on my situation. BeingÂ around other leaders is also good
to know that you areÂ notÂ the only one that isÂ going through something or having
a down time.Â More than likely, there are othersÂ that are possibly tired and
stressed and want to do the same thing as you and hide outÂ for a minute.
Many times, it seems that my problems and issues are the biggest in the
world until I hear another leader sharing their issues and then I take a
step back and think, Wow, I thought I had it bad. However, leaders know
not to gloat over another leader’s issues because just like a storm,
you’re either in a storm, coming out of a storm or headed into another
Third, I really enjoy attending industry related events with other leaders.
No matter how tired or stressed down I am, events are a great pick-me up,
that always inspire me to a breakthrough with my business. The energy and
the ideas coming from so many different source can get you back in the right
frame of mind and ready to take on the world.
Keep in mind that as a leader, you chose to stick your head out in front of
the pack to lead with a vision and provide a solution to whatever issue and
challenges that presents itself. No matter how tired and stressed you may get,
you before everyone else must stay connected to the big picture of the business
and we must stay in tuned with your “Why” you are leading in the first place.
Continue to surround yourself with like-minds so that you have that positive
energy pool to drink from. Please like and share with other leaders and make a comment ifÂ you received some value from this content and/or if you have more tips to add.
Make it HAPPEN!!!
Patrick Jackson, “The Action Online”