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Are you a leader or a follower?

Are you a leader or a follower?

I hate seeing posts like this Like you have to be one or the other,

Like seriously shut the f*** up you fake Instagram gurus

You can be both a leader and a follower

The fact is if we did not follow we probably wouldn’t make it past a couple of weeks old.

We follow our parents guidance until we learn independence, and we stay alive from the lessons we learned from them.

Every leader in any industry had a mentor and or read a tonne of books…

Isn’t following someone’s guidance being a follower?

There is nothing wrong with following.

Follow the guidance of others your mentors and people you look up too,

Then take their lessons and lead your team, your family, fans and people who look up to you

and let them follow you.

The are you a leader or a follower isn’t a choice a one or the other

Its a circle of life and it’s magical

Fuck the gurus

Get following so you can lead.

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“My mother forgot to pack my food”

“My mother forgot to pack my food” – Girl on the coach.

The woman sat behind me on the phone kept saying to whoever it was she was talking to

That her mother forgot to pack her food, so now she has to wait till she gets to London until she eats… (from Blackpool)

Ouch

But thanks to her mother it gave me something to write about today…

We realise on other people all the time, people say that they are going to things, they will help us with this and that,

The issue, Other people have there own shit going on.

And sometimes they let us down.

Intentionally, sometimes they just forget and sometimes they just had no intention of actually helping us and they just said yes in the moment.

Now there is nothing wrong with needing help, I outsource certain tasks that are beyond my capability all the time.

Our business is based on people needing help…

But sometimes in the case above… You can pack your own lunch.

You could have done the task yourself.

Sometimes it’s not your Mothers fault for not packing your lunch.

Sometimes it’s on you.

Get help by all means (We can go further together)

But don’t be lazy, don’t try and pass the blame when you got yourself into that mess by not doing what you could have done.

Do the work
‘Pack your own lunch’

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Learn to lose in order to recover

Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long’ – May Sarton

In the harshest winters, a tree will look dead, No leaves nothing… But after a harsh winter, that same tree will have the most gloriest spring…

You too will have harsh winters, will feel like you have lost everything… but in the time of struggle remember this is just a season in your life…

This too shall pass

and know that something beautiful is getting ready to spring, That beauty comes deep from within, deep down in your roots, it can’t be seen on the surface.

Don’t let the harsh times defeat you… ‘Nothing stays the same for long’

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Almost anything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes

Almost anything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes… Including yourself – Anne Lammot

We can get overwhelmed, stressed and run down…

We can get stuck on projects for days, weeks or even years.

If your anything like me this makes you feel like a failure, that you should quit or that you’re not good enough…

Of course, these thoughts aren’t actually ‘Me’ or ‘You’ its the inner resistance talking but its loudest when we feel like this.

We’re like a weakened gazelle and the resistance sees its chance to strike.

The solution though is not to quit but unplug for a few minutes (or days) go for walks and get plenty of rest.

Solutions to your problems will emerge, Lost energy will be found and then resistance can be silenced (for a while).

Don’t quit… Unplug

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The title needs to be Earned

‘You have to have done something Before You can be Said to have done something, The title needs to be earned’ – David Hicky

Unfourtantly we live in a world where people want the title, but they don’t want to do the work…

You can’t be a writer without writing something…

A photographer without ever taking a photo,

An investor without investing…

You get the point…

Forget about the title, just do the work…

Or live out the rest of your life pretending.