You won’t often hear a teacher on leadership tell you that you need to drift. Instead, you’ll often hear the warnings of drifting.

Drifting may lead you into the middle of the sea, like what happened to Michael Hyatt and his wife Gail. Or drifting may prevent you from going down the road to success like a winter snow drift can do in Michigan.

Those drifts are dangerous. They prevent you from moving forward. They make you stuck.

But there’s another drift. And it’s important you learn how to use this drift properly.

Are you drifting the right way?

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Have you had a chance to watch The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift? Tokyo Drift is all about this type of drift.

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh

You may know a leader or two or ten who lead well but wouldn’t be the person you’d choose to hang around. You know who I’m talking about? You probably even have a picture in your head of these unhappy leaders.

I know you don’t want to be unhappy as a leader. You know there’s a better way. And there is.

What makes a leader happy?

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Examining happy leaders, I’ve come to the conclusion leaders who are happy do things differently. They make different choices. They lead different lives.

Let’s see what happy leaders do differently.

Exercise: Happy leaders know they need to take care of their bodies so they have the stamina to make it through the demands of leadership. The more active you are, the better the chance you’ll be happy.

Happy 4th Of July

July 4, 2014 — 7 Comments

Today is the 4th of July. Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence from foreign rule and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Because of this holiday, I’m taking the day off from blogging.

Still, I wanted to wish my readers a happy Fourth of July! Enjoy the day with your friends and family. Grill up a steak or hamburger, or hot dogs. Go watch the fireworks. Have a great day relaxing and taking time away. We all need a break!

We’re now halfway through the year. Can you believe it? This year has flown by.

I hope you’ve been holding on and honing your leadership skills. That’s the only way you’re going to move from an emerging leader to a seasoned leader.

Education, preparation, implementation, action, and review. Those are the keys to continued growth.

That’s why, at the beginning of every month, I review what’s happening on the blog.

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