How to Create a Movement – A Simple Lesson About Leadership!
So, you decided to make it happen online.
You have your Internet connection, you have a website/product/opportunity – in short, you made the decision to run a business from home.
Well done! That’s the first step towards a future which you now can design yourself. A possibility for you to make plans based on your goals and dreams and a way to express your life the way You want.
But now what?
As a person who comes out of the 9-5 rat race (the mindset of an employee) we are now faced with total different challenges. As an employee you have a given procedure to follow, you are trained to follow the protocol to generate the outcome the employer signed you up for and you are willing to earn your income from.
To run a business as the head of the organisation, even if it is only a one man/woman show at the beginning, you have now to apply a total different skill set and one of it is to develop into a leadership role.
Before we go deeper…
…into the topic of this post, let’s go and have some fun watching below video… Listen what the narrator is commenting at every step as this video unfolds…
(This video was suggested to me by Arcelis Miranda)
Now what do you think? Are you ready to take up the challenge and start implementing what was shown?
OK, let us recap and put down the steps discussed.
-) Leader needs guts to stand alone and look ridiculous
Well, you don’t need to look ridiculous, but you have to stand alone! Every leader in history and in today’s time was and is driven by a cause which often leaves him/her to stand outside of the crowd. Think about yourself? Are you a person who can stand up for your own opinion or do you follow others opinion? If you started your own business you are now standing outside of the crowd and have a voice of your own… Start to develop Your voice!
-) Leader gets his first follower
Now, after you developed Your voice (a voice easy to follow), in online business terms meaning having created a place where to publish your cause/idea/product/service and established your distribution channel(s), you are ready to attract your first follower. You will see, if you ‘dance’ long enough in public and present enough value for the first follower to take his/her guts to join in with you, you WILL attract a likeminded person. Just look around you how many movements in your lifetime you have already experienced locally and worldwide and it all started with the first follower who was on the same wavelength with the presented idea… ‘Dance’ long enough with Value!
-) Follower calls his friends to join in
Now you are two (a group) who sending out a message to an audience, you both share the same values and ideas which has the power to motivate others. Now it’s no more on you to convince people about the cause. Now you have the benefit of testimonial, edification and diving into networks. Here it is now important to direct the ship and carry on to stay on course and be an example, so that the next people start to understand the cause. But recognise slowly but surely the following will become more and more powerful… Motivate your followers!
-) Everyone needs to see followers
Now comes a critical moment. Here at this stage as a leader you need to find a way to publish what you have achieved so far and make other people, through your established channel(s), aware what is happening – spreading the NEWS. In the online world nowadays this is a very easy task to exercise. Just think on the big social media websites, the various plugins you can establish on your website and a comment section on your content. Make it a regular task to interact with your following and broadcast the noise that is developing around you with your cause/idea as the guideline… Broadcast your following!
-) The crowd is motivated – a Movement is about to happen
Now with more and more like-minded people getting the news what is happening in front of them they do not want to miss out to become part of the ‘fun’/idea/cause or to understand through your leadership and solution how to ease a certain pain. Now this will become a very precious moment for you, because all your hard work as a leader will start to pay off, not 1:1… it will be 1:multiple times and when the Movement is big and long enough you probably can’t imagine the rewards of this multiple number. Just look around you how many 100+ years old companies are existing and attract even younger generations, who weren’t even born once the Movement started… Start watching Your Movement and Direct it!
Well, here you go…
Are you ready to leave the 9-5 rat race and take up the challenge to develop leadership skills for a brighter and prosperous future? It all starts with attracting the first follower and nurturing this relationship. His/her following will turn you automatically into a leader and puts you into a position to start a movement. So it’s up to you to develop a strong enough idea/cause/product/service which keeps you motivated to ‘dance’ long enough (as a leader) and to attract enough people together with your followers… Start building Your Business through Attraction ***TODAY*** here…
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