[vimeo id="156013696"] You know, as a leader, we tend to get busy with our work and can sometimes miss the people in our lives. We might even find ourselves taking people for granted and really just start missing the bigger picture. This is the fastest way to fail as a leader. You have to take each person and each relationship one at a time. The most impactful leaders have the greatest understanding of a person’s worth. Why? Because relationships are the building blocks of success. So what does unlocking success through relationships look like?
First of all, success means learning as much as you can from all your relationships. We all need a mentor or leader who will invest into us. Someone who will challenge us to push ourselves and develop new growth curves. It’s easy to see that their insights and wisdom empower us to achieve a greater level of success. But it’s also important to study how they go about investing into your life. Why? Because part of effective leadership is mentoring others. And the best way to learn how to mentor is to study with a mentor.
This leads to the second point, success means investing in the lives of others to help them achieve success. Zig Ziglar once said, “You will get all you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.” You may not realize it, but you have a wealth of wisdom at your disposal. Your experiences, your mistakes, and your victories have given you something to invest into others. And by making a commitment to empower others to achieve their success, you’ll begin to see a greater level of achievement in yourself.
Lastly, success means maximizing your relationships so that you achieve more as a team. You know, it’s easy to think of success as being all about you. But most of our achievements came as the result of teamwork. Someone else had to be on board with the same vision and passion as you. Someone else had to be willing to invest and sacrifice as well. That’s why it’s important to invest and build a team. Cultivate a spirit of community and encouragement. Remember that two can always get more done than one!
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