Your 2010 focus was, “Be consistently aware of what I desire to do.” I believe it was this focus that got it all started; the energetic interaction in which you engaged with key nodes in your network.
You and I talked about shopping your value in the market. However, if I accurately remember, I encouraged you to first understand value in the language of those who had been served by that value. Servant leadership is only achieved by a serving spirit. You are a serving spirit. Your personal brand is in how you provide caring, coaching, and confidence in each interaction. At the base of this brand is your Voice: Caring.
You took the challenge and networked for value with those key nodes. You entered these conversations in a manner that would support your living desire for yourself and others:
- Increase confidence in what you bring to the table as a leader
- Consistently act on your mission of helping others get to a place they could not get to on their own
- Prepare for career events and opportunities as they are presented to you
After these conversations, you said to me, “This direct stuff has validity.” The stories you shared from these networking for value appointments illustrate the following: The power of purpose (brand); The power of commitment; The power of presence. You increased your confidence in what you do as a leader. You reinforced your commitment as a servant. You now flow through each moment more aware of the opportunities offered to you.
On behalf of all who are benefactors of your brand of leadership, I say, “Thank you for confidently being you.”