EPISODE 157 AWESOMERS.com Podcast for Entrepreneurs, Creators, Thinkers, Geeks and those who aspire to become just like them.
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How about a little humility?
Too often we see people showing off private jets, fancy cars, and projecting this lifestyle that IMPLIES that they have arrived. And how did they "arrive"? They were super smart and you should listen to them, better yet, send them some money and you can have what they have.
However, rarely does those brag posts show the debt that the person is in. These modern millennial show-offs remind me of one of the original BS artists from America's so-called "Greatest Generation." Many people believe that TOM VU one of the clearest example of scam presentations ever.
My point is that the current version of these are those ding dongs you see parading around on their private jets, posting every 3 hours them drinking champagne with the pretty people, or some other variation of illustrating that YOU suck and they are winning.
The truth is often far different.
My experience shows me that Zig Ziglar, as usual, is right on the money. Start from a place of NOT knowing. Start from a place of humility. Even if you have knowledge or skills about the topic at hand, set aside your bias and your preconceived notions and prepare to learn by accepting new input.
Your ability to compare data, gather potentially new information is significantly impaired if you don't take the time to step back and prepare for a paradigm breaking moment.
Now, many times, your guy is right and as you discuss whatever the current situation is, or occasional crisis, you may know the right answers before hearing all of the data. In addition to keeping yourself open for a potentially new and paradigm-shifting breakthrough you are allowing your team to share their views and inputs.
THAT is leadership. THAT is necessary. The best people do want to follow, but they want to feel like they are part of the journey.
The old saying from H Jackson Brown, Jr is, "Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them."
Don't be one of the "know it all" scum bags from the TV or now from the GRAM. Yes I'm hip. I've hear about Instagram.
Be someone who can take a step back and learn, or even be wrong.
That's when you will find the best results within your company and your team.
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