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Leadership comes at a price! It’s true that Leadership does come at a price, but you have to decide what price you are willing to pay. Over the past few years, Dawn and I have stepped up and given in many ways. We have given to TSA, given to building our LegalShield team, given to building our franchise, given to the community and last, but not least, given to our family and friends to serve as role models. But has the price been worth it? Many people want to be leaders in their fields, but sometimes the price becomes overwhelming.
Over the last year, Dawn and I had to reevaluate our priorities because we were being spread way to thin. Everyday was a juggling act of keeping all the balls in the air at once. Something had to give and we looked at our priorities, goals and dreams and realized that the franchise had to go. That being the case, we put action plans together and I am happy to say that within the last month, we finally sold that business.
Through this process, we stepped up by taking on more responsibilities in certain areas in our lives and decreased our efforts in other areas. Growing up, I have always taken on leadership roles in life, whether it was in high school arranging the weekend activities to nowadays where we arrange the weekly meetings for our LegalShield business. But believe me, it always comes at a price and you have to decide what price you are willing to pay.
I’m writing this post today maybe to vent or maybe to get you to understand that not everything is a walk in the park. Being in a leadership role, everyone is fighting for your attention. Everyone wants you in their business. Everyone wants you to promote their products or services. Everyone complains and tells you what doesn’t work, but almost none of them offer well thought-out solutions to what will work.
That’s what a true leader does! They offer solutions!
I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but over the past several months, Dawn and I have stepped back from Social Media and TSA. We have been focusing on building our passion with our Legalshield business and things have been going extremely well for us in that endeavor. I told Dawn that after we hit a certain goal that we would buy her the dream car on her vision board. I can’t say that money can buy you happiness, but look at the smile on her face in this photo!
Now let’s get back to leadership and how it impacts you. Everyone has the ability to become a leader, but you have to deterime the price that you are willing to pay. We have a leadership meeting tonight within our LS business, but I’m here to tell you, only 20% of the participants will act as leaders. Believe it or not, the 80/20 rule will apply to almost every aspect of your life when you really focus on the numbers.
Within TSA, I have been taking on a lesser role and seeing how it goes and seeing who would step up. We have had some people ask for more of a role and a few that have stepped up, but nothing like I thought we would have within such a great group. In addition, when it comes to updating your numbers in the 3 Step Syndication System (3S) and being a leader in the 3S, this should be done DAILY! This will encourage others to follow and do the same and then everyone benefits during the entire week. I’m also a little disappointed seeing more people leave the TSA system versus joining. Believe it or not, if you want more exposure to your blogs and etc…, this is your responsility as a leader to grow this community. If you want your blog and other social sites to go back to the ghost-town it once was, then by all means, do nothing more. Don’t believe me? Go visit some of the former members that decided to leave TSA.
I created the TSA system so that anyone and everyone can get results they desire. People follow leaders and mimick what leaders do PERIOD.
So my question to you is, What Price Are You Willing To Pay In Order To Become That LEADER?