One of the major leadership issues that I see in the NM industry is Leaders when they start making a lot of money they tend
to not put much time into their personal development they literally stop growing. Due to
the fact they believe they have hit the big time….
I will tell you this is a major error in judgement.
No one’s immune from the chilling effects that
things “out there” can have on the mind – things
like the economy, the government, the stock
market, the news, friends, family, co-workers…
They never go away. For Example
Recently I read an article on Oprah Winfrey
that to my surprise with all the success and money she has earned
that she almost had a nervous breakdown
from the stress of taking on the CEO role, something
she hadn’t planned on and, in fact, resisted.
She talked about how hard it was to constantly read
or hear the media describe OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
She said —
“Every time I opened a paper, there was that word
– struggling. Not a word I like to have associated
with my name, nor a space that I really choose to
be in personally, emotionally or spiritually…. So
really, inside myself became the desire to
literally change the narrative – more important
than anything was to change the narrative.”
Imagine that – a billionaire working on her mindset!
Yep, even after all the years of abundant success,
fame and money, she still has to focus on transformation
because, as she said, “You can’t let the outside world –
be it your mother, sister, cousin, friends, whomever,
and for me, the media – define the space that you’re in.
You’ve got to do that for yourself.”
So if you are in a place where your organization is exploding, you are making the money
that you should just sail on and coast, think again.
This is where you need to be like Oprah work harder on yourself, lead by example
You have to stay vigilantly conscious and aware of the negative seeds that are planting in your mindset and show your team and your family that you continue to seek personal growth,
continue to get better, and when you do so you will have a flourishing business for years to come.