READ FROM A MENTOR, JOHN MAXWELL.
- I’m a nationally ranked golfer.
- I have five beautiful grandchildren.
- I play the piano.
Keep reading to find the answer…
I thought we’d play this little game so you could get to know me better. Do you have people in your life you see often, but you don’t really know well? I think there’s value in having meaningful connection with the people around you. You build trust when you know another person’s story and values.
This is exactly why I wanted to share the most important things I think you should know about me and why I do what I do. It’s why, for this Breakaway, I am going to share my passion, my purpose, and my heart behind my teaching. I trust that in sharing my heart, you and I will have deeper trust, and you’ll start to better know the leader inside of you.
There are really three crucial things you should know about me (all of these are 100% true. No lies here!):
My purpose, my reason for living, my biggest responsibility and the thing that makes me feel most significant is equipping others and helping them multiply true leadership. I really believe that few things will pay you bigger dividends in life than the time and trouble you take to understand people and build relationships.
That’s why I have an organization with over 12,000 certified coaches who teach my principles of leadership and personal growth. It’s why I write books and speak on stages around the world. It’s why I share my lessons in online classes and in private one-on-one mentoring sessions. People are my purpose.
I define “passion” as the thing that makes you cry, dream, and sing. The things you cry about tell you what deeply affects your heart. What you dream about tells you where your hope lies. What you sing about tells you what brings you the greatest joy. For me, I can answer all three in one statement: Helping others develop themselves so they can multiply their growth for others. I love nothing more than to walk alongside people desiring growth and to help them go after it. It brings tears to my eyes to see them pass the torch to someone behind them to help others do the same. People are my passion.
You should never follow a leader who doesn’t have a clear vision of where they’re headed, along with a keen awareness of what they’ve left in their wake. We all have areas in which we can grow. We all have potential to be better than we were yesterday.
In my life, my area for greatest potential growth is my reach. There’s tremendous potential for my teaching and coaching to impact people around the world who have yet to experience it. There are still millions of men and women who don’t know of their potential in this life and don’t know how to seize it. This potential is why I have a dream to impact one million people in the next year with my leadership and personal growth principles. People are my greatest potential.
The truth is there is really only one thing you need to know about me as your mentor or about the leaders you trust and follow in your life: Leaders should know themselves and want to help others do the same. They are people who can set aside their agendas for the sake of the team, the family, or the community so those people can reach their greatest potential.
Entertainer Danny Thomas said it best: “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN
I think it would be valuable for you to think about your own answers to these questions:
- What’s your passion?
- What’s your purpose?
- Where’s your greatest potential?
And most of all, are people in your picture? If you want to see real dividends, make sure people are at the heart of what pushes you forward.
I trust you know my heart better now, and even more so, I hope you begin to develop the truths in your story that ignite your passions, purpose, and future potential.
Stay tuned, at Clarionttech Services we will help you keep close tabs on your dreams and purposeful visions with our professional trainings and certifications. We are going to teach you the number one quality you need to lead others… and it may not be what you think.