We Need You to Lead Us
Read More: Leadership | Mindset | Personal Development
This article is an addendum or a response to Are You Posting Crap on the Magnetic Sponsoring Community? and Why I Love It When People Post Crap at Social Networking Sites
What Everyone Wants In a Leader
What most people want in a leader isn’t what you might think. It’s even more difficult to find.
What most people want in a leader is someone who listens.
There seems to be a force for mediocrity more than anything else. Seems there are many mediocre "leaders" who find it easier to go with the crowd and follow the trends. It’s a slippery slope. Expect for it to happen to the best of us. Maybe it's complacency.
A leader is someone who doesn’t necessarily go with or goes against the trends. But instead, the leader listens, and will take value in what she hears, and then makes a decision even if it goes against what she’s just heard. Leaders always listen.
There seems to be this myth that you can simply “vision board” or have strong belief or make goals or find something that makes it easier. And with these acts alone, people will follow you. They’ll line up and support what you do. This couldn't be further from the truth.
But the path to leadership will be met with resistance. In my marketing experience, I have found that as soon as I start to make progress with such things, I’m faced with even more resistance. The further I reach, the more resistance.
This is what I mean when I say there seems to be a force for mediocrity. The question has to be continually asked, What is it that sets me apart from the rest? What do I really offer?
Leaders choose their actions from a position above themselves. Meaning, their decisions are for the greater good, even if it means they will suffer for it personally.
Mediocrity is blinding. This is why when leaders listen, when they pay attention and go against, or contradict what they’ve listened to, everyone stops – even if it’s only for a slight moment. You can’t help but internalize the lessons they offer.
For Beginners Just Getting Started and Others Who Haven't Listened
Hear is a marketing idea…whether it be the first piece of content you share, or your 25th; whether it be your opportunity, product or “system”…
Think of one person…or listen to one person. Would she love it? Enough to tell ten other people because it will help them, not you?
“Attraction” is created when other people tell other people. It’s a passive form of recruiting. And that’s how ideas spread as well. Keep in mind that people won’t pass on or tell anybody else about YOU or your business, or your product or your “system” for you. They will only do it if it benefits them, and then they'll pass it forward.
The moral - When you fixate on doing as little as possible to get as much as possible, you end up with nothing at all. Focus on the exact opposite.
Why do you think articles such as …
Are You Posting Crap on the Magnetic Sponsoring Community? or Mike Dillard and Robert Kiyosaki Call or What To Do When Prospects Say ______? get so many “reads?”
It’s because the authors are listeners who have fought off mediocrity. They haven’t given into the trends or the forces for mediocrity.
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. Ironically, the real leaders get the most attention, we draw nearer to listen to them, and that’s because they’ve heard enough of our babble.
And it's not because they didn't "hear" the person. It's because they listened very well, and know how to analyze what's being said to get to the core truth of the matter, rather than the superficial stuff that could easily be agreed with.
Take a look at what Mike Dillard has created here. BetterNetworker.com is our platform for spreading ideas that work. We have all the resources to make the choice to listen and lead our own following.