When I was an employee, I was often told I was an excellent leader. I had successfully led a number of teams, and moved them from producing at a normal level to becoming high functioning, cohesive teams. I had evidence that led me to believe I was an effective leader.
When I got into network marketing, I soon learned that my so called excellent leadership skills weren’t as effective. I was suddenly leading a volunteer army and to be successful, my definition of leadership needed to shift.
Did you know you only have 3 seconds to make a first impression? In other words, when you walk into a room and people take a look at you, in a split second they make a decision of who you are, how successful you are, and possibly whether they like you or not and whether or not they are going to approach you.
This week I would like to start our conversation by thanking Ms Linda C Clemons for hosting a wonderful event a few weekends ago in Indianapolis. It was a dynamic event with Table Top discussions and gifted speakers. To all my Sisterpreneurs in the room, OH-My-Gosh, it was just so much fun to meet each and every one of you.
Every time I go to an event, I arrive with the expectation that I’m going to meet someone or have a conversation that’s going to touch me or change the way I look at things.
One of the conversations I had at this particular event, was on the topic of Influence and how it affects our mindset. I asked myself “Who am I truly spending my time with?” I was really looking to see if I was putting myself in spaces, situations and relationships, that allow me to grow.