3 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask Themselves
After speaking to the Business Scholars Class at East Central University today, I wanted to share some questions that I believe every leader needs to take the time to ask themselves. It will reignite your fire for life, help prevent burnout, and can give you some clarity in life. First question you must ask yourself is:
-What is Your Passion?
When we identify our passion(s) it gives us clarity as to what makes us individually thrive and what we love to talk about or do.
Growing up I loved to be around people. I loved to meet new people. I was and have always been passionate about reaching and meeting new people. I could literally do it all day, but man cannot live on pure passion alone. One must use it as energy to fulfill your calling. Once we determine our passion, we can see what we want to do with it.
-In what job/role can you use your Passion?
After discovering I was a passionate about people, I knew I wanted a career where I would exercise that everyday(Except on Black Friday Shopping, that’s another story 😉) I began to pray and think about what jobs I could do to use my passion to fuel my job performance. My list was large as it resulted in being an attorney, politician, salesman, field rep, speaker, consultant, all the way down to even being a Walmart Greeter (Hey, one can dream, right?) This weeded out other areas that could’ve been confusing. It also zeroed in my focus of not only seeking a career I would enjoy, but allowed me to set goals of where I wanted to be.
-What do you want to achieve with your Passion?
If you want to find success, find your passion, link it to a career, and use it as a catalyst to achieve your life’s objective. Every person has their own goal posts of where they would like to be in 10-20-50 years down the road. Use what you have to shoot for that. As a professional speaker, my end goal is to positively impact at least 1 million audience members. This maybe hard to measure but it’s what I want to achieve through my passion of reaching people. Always think about the end result of your passion. What do you hope to achieve? In short, asking yourselves these questions and following these steps of action will be beneficial to you and your impact! Lead on!
Answers to Action:
>Find Your Passion
>Fuel Your Career With Passion
>Figure Out Where Your Goal Posts Are