In today’s show, Brandon Dawson talks about the secret to great businesses: your people. Learn to lead by influence, not position.
Great businesses are built with great people. No great business was ever built with mediocre people; it just doesn’t happen. So how do you move beyond where you’re at to where you want to be? The only way to do that is to start thinking different. When you think different, you do different.
So the question is how do I change my thinking? How do I increase my point of references? How do I have a richer, more dynamic take on what is available to me in my life, personally, professionally, and financially? How do I inspire and gather others to help me attain that purpose?
“If you want to inspire and gather others, you have to make their purpose your priority too.”
I thought I was a good leader, but I learned in reflection that I was a dictator leader. I was leading by position, not by using true power. True power is influence. When you have the ability to influence others to attain a bigger, better, faster quality of life, they will love you and follow you, and they will be inspired by you.
The difference between working hard and working easy isn’t in the “what you do” but the “who you do it with” and ultimately “how you do it.” If you aren’t totally focused and have absolute intentionality on the development and incremental improvement of your people, tying in their personal, professional, and financial aspirations through what they choose to do following you — then you’re making things harder on yourself.