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Role Model Mindset


We all endure difficulties in life.  The thing we can lose sight of is that people are watching.  People are being influenced by the way we show up to deal with challenges.  They're curious about...How we stay centered?  How we keep perspective?  Do we remain kind to others on the journey?

Adopting a role model mindset changes our behaviors because we want to be proud of how we got through the difficulties.  This requires intention of how we want deal with the chaos.  Are we getting better or just getting through?

With this mindset shift, we want to do a good job for others.  We want to show them how we lived through our values in tough times.  We want to show our teams how we deal with scary business environments.  We want to show others how much we'll be there for them when the going gets tough.

The Seven Traits of a Role Model

Here's a great video from Brendon Burchard that focuses on...

4 Steps to Becoming a Role Model

1. Be there fully for people

2. Project positive energy

3. Help others discover their truths

4. Just get it done

This mindset demands a lot from us.  It's this mindset that helps society move forward as people step into their values & display stubborn optimism to become the best version of ourselves in good times...and bad.  We have the emotional strength to be vulnerable with the resourcefulness to seek clarity.  It's leading with strength while not discounting the part of us that's insecure.  It's having the courage to be authentically us in our example for others.

It's realizing the 2 things about leadership: it's not about you & it's all about you.  It's about how you serve others & how your behaviors show your authentic intentions.  The things we do for ourselves die with us; the things we do for others become our legacy!


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