6 Sep, 2019

Can You Adapt To Inspire?

One of my favourite quotes of all time comes from the amazing Jim Rohn:

It’s not what happens that determines your life’s future. It’s what you do about what happens.

All of us are in a little sailboat, and it’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It’s the set of the sail…. The same wind blows on us all.

The difference in where you arrive in one year, three years, five years, the difference in arrival is not the blowing of the wind, but the set of the sail.

In the process of writing my latest book Inspirators – Leading the way in leadership I was fortunate to interview some of the most inspirational leaders in industry today. That theme of ‘have a vision but be flexible on the journey’ came up time and again.

This is one of the key differences between inspiring leaders and ‘the rest’ (or want of a better word). They know where they are leading their teams towards. They have shared that vision with every member of the team and helped them see exactly how each of them fits into reaching that vision, via each goal in between. Then, when the wind blows them off course, they come together to crew their sailboat back onto the right heading.

It’s not the blowing of the wind… but the set of the sail.

How is your sail set? And how much time do you spend helping, supporting and training your ‘crew’ so they are ready for the inevitable storms?

As you seek to inspire your team and grow, remember to keep you eyes on the horizon and a had on the rudder but, above all, be ready to adapt. 

If you want to see more of the interview I did with Patti Dobrowolski and many other Inspirators, you will get access to them all when you buy my book: https://www.inspirators.me/

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