6 Ways To Build A Supportive Network Of Like-Minded Leaders

If you ask me what’s one of the quickest ways to gain success and influence, I won’t hesitate to say it’s your network. The people you surround yourself with can and will guide you toward success if you choose wisely.

I’ve watched it play out in my life and those around me. The people we’ve surrounded ourselves with constantly give us a leg up.

Whether it’s finding new talents, getting in on the ground floor of an exciting venture, or getting connected to someone we’ve needed to know, the networks we’ve all built have helped us in this.

Have you been working on building a supportive network of like-minded leaders? If not, this article is for you. This article is for you, even if you’ve been building a great network.

Let’s dive into the good stuff.

10 Life-Changing Habits For Personal Development

Our habits can either make us or break us. It’s the habits that we choose that will decide the direction we will go in life.

Og Mandino once said, “Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” His words ring true to me. They should ring true for you, too.

We will examine 10 life-changing habits that will propel your personal development forward. These habits will change your life, make you a better person, and help you stay sane in an insane world.

10 Life-Changing Habits For Personal Development

1. Read daily:

One of the easiest habits to develop is the habit of reading. Books are a treasure trove of information for leaders. All you have to do is crack open a book.

Get Creative: Unique Ways Leaders Continue To Grow

Learning is the one way to stay young. Every time we learn something new, we grow, mature, and keep our minds healthy.

If we stop, we stop growing.

We’ve all heard of the conventional ways to continue to grow and learn. You might have heard that you need to attend conferences in your industry, read blogs, listen to podcasts, or continue your education through higher education.

Those means are all well and dandy. They work; they truly do.

But you’re unique. You’re different. You’re looking for something interesting ways to continue learning.

That’s why I wrote this article. I want to help you continue to learn in unique and different ways. These ways will help you become the leader you were born to be.

Stop The People Pleasing Monster

I have a problem I’ll reluctantly reveal to you. My secret is an ugly one. It’s also one many other people have.

My name is Joseph and I like to please people.

We become monsters when we become people pleasers

On the surface, people pleasing seems like a great thing. We’re able to make people happy. We’re able to help people get work done. We may even be able to make someone else’s life easier.

Those are all great things.

However, we have to be careful. People pleasing can go too far.

When People Pleasing Makes A Monster

I’ve been in situations where I’ve become a monster because of trying to please other people.

My attitude changed. I became cranky. I snapped at others. I had thoughts that I was a failure.

All the while people were being helped. Students in the youth group were being fed. Church congregants were being greeted and made to feel welcome. Work was being done.