DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING? I think to be a leader, you have to be doing something that you truly believe in. It has to align with your values. You have to ask yourself: why am I doing this? Is it really for me, to satisfy my soul, to satisfy my brain, is it to follow my calling, or am I doing it to please others or to fit into their stereo type?
DO NOT BE AFRAID OF OTHERS: You also have to not be afraid of people, be able to face your enemy in the eye, and not let others intimidate you.
HOW TO WIN AND STILL HAVE FUN: Have to overcome adversaries and be willing to create a collaborative environment. Have to not take others criticisms personally. If you can have fun and comoraderie in a competitive environment and still be able to compete with them, I think you will get over a huge stumbling block.
(A lot of times, I take things personal. I think that person doesn’t like me and I stop talking to them. (duh!))
This is the type of person that is the Quarter Back in a football team or a CEO. These people maintain their charisma, sense of fun and play during competition.
(I get too serious during competition and it ruins the fun portion of it for me!) 20 months ago