How To Keep Motivated As A Leader

You can’t keep driving a car without filling up the gas tank or charging the electric car’s battery. By continuing to drive without fueling up, the car will eventually leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

We can apply the same principle to our leadership. But instead of gas or electricity as our fuel, our fuel is motivation.

And sometimes we lose that motivation. We forget how to keep motivated…

You can stay a motivated leader

What Is Motivation

We can only go so long before we run out of juice. Especially if we forget what our motivation is.

Motivation is our desire or willingness to do something.

I have to muster up the motivation to write on a daily basis. I have to find the motivation to record or edit a podcast.

Finding my reason to write and record and edit is my motivation and fuel.

Why You Need To Take Small Steps

For those of you who have children, you know there’s a special day every parent anticipates and dreads. It’s a day of great joy. It’s a day of great fear. That day? The day your child takes his or her first small step.

You sit back and cheer him on. You tell him he’s doing great. Just a little bit further. He only needs to take a baby step for you to have your world change.

What if I told you that you need to begin to take baby steps? Would that excite you like seeing your child take her first steps?

Baby steps are the steps to success

Probably not. You’d think tiny steps forward in business are not for you. They’re definitely not exciting.

Yet these small steps are what we need to be doing.

Why Small Steps Rock

You have lofty goals. I know you do. You’re the kind of leader who wants to change the world.

The Habits Of Successful People VS Unsuccessful People (Infographic)

There’s a marked difference between the habits of successful people versus the habits of unsuccessful people.

Studies have been carried out by many different researchers over the years and the results have been astounding.

SuccessStory.com recently created an infographic to highlight the differences in habits between successful and unsuccessful people and I wanted to share that with you today.

There are successful habits and unsuccessful habits

Habits Of Successful People

One of the quickest ways to become successful is to follow what successful people do. That’s the great thing about the infographic above. It shows us the daily habits of people who are succeeding.

Those habits of successful people include:

Tracking your progress

Learning from your mistakes

Spending time with the right people

Maintaining the proper balance in life

Writing down your goals and targets

Thinking long term

Complimenting others

Making to-do lists

How To Find Your Process For Success

There’s a lot of talk on finding success and what you need to do to achieve success. Every expert out there has a process for success.

And they think you should follow their path to success.

You’ve probably heard that early risers are the ones who ultimately see success. Then there’s the next expert who tells you to stay up late and burn the midnight oil.

There’s mixed messages and they’re confusing. You don’t know who or what to believe. You might even doubt that success is in your future.

Today, I want to give you hope. Today, I want to let you know success is there for you. Today, I want you to know you have what it takes.

Lots Of Hype

Once someone strikes upon success, they feel like they know what someone must do to gain success. They’ve reached that plateau, after all. They have the experience.

3 Areas You Might Find Your Focus

Focus. Everyone wants focus.

Focus helps you to niche down and become intent on accomplishing one specific goal. And that’s what we need as leaders.

We need to be able to narrow our vision and focus in on the next steps we need to take.

But how do we do this? How do we find focus and go for it?

Don't miss out on focusing on the most important things

Image by Ben Smith

John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneur On Fire has a great acronym for focus. Follow One Course Until Success.

Boom! Can you see how this is valuable to a leader? Going straight ahead, following one course, committing to action. It all leads to success.

But with so many shiny objects and, oh squirrel!, different paths to choose, finding focus can be quite difficult. You can also find shiny objects that call for your focus but don’t deserve it.