Successful leaders, who have gone through life, have a few things in common.
What that they own speak volumes about their character, purpose, mindfulness and self-awareness. Their acquisitions are the basis of their success and have consequently improved their leadership.
Wondering what are the things that every leader should own?
1. A healthy sense of self
Most people don’t know who they really are.
The play the roles that are expected of them and never try to discover their most authentic self.
It becomes detrimental for leaders to get to know themselves by themselves, to embrace solitude, and discover their strengths and weaknesses.
2. Peace of mind
In life and at work, there are many things that cause inner turmoil.
Leaders who are emotionally intelligent understand the need remain calm under pressure, in control of their emotions and to let go of things that they cannot control.
3. A purpose, dream or vision
Having a purpose, dream or vision gives meaning to your life, grants a sense of direction and eases up the big decision-making process.
You focus on what matters most, avoid distractions, are fulfilled and go after what you really want.
4. A job
Even though you may not love your job or it may not align with your purpose, your job provides you with structure and stability.
You will be able to grow and learn skills that you can apply in your everyday life. Your job or purpose will also provide you with a steady and legal source of income.
5. A hobby or passion project
Hobbies and passion projects are an outlet, create positivity in your life, make you feel better about yourself, strengthen your sense of self and increase your chances of success.
6. A great support system
Finding true friends and a support system that uplift you, gives you a sense of belonging and act as a sounding board is not easy.
A great support system improves your health, energizes you and gives you a boost to meet your goals.
7. A safe place
A safe place can be your home, a room in your home, a place in nature and in your mind.
Having a safe place to be and to live in is detrimental to your health and overall success.
Your safe place takes you out of fight or flight mode and offers you a place where you can relax and be yourself.
8. Self-care habits
Leaders understand that they are their only real asset and tool for success.
They have developed habits that allow them to take care of themselves, take time off when needed or adjust their work-life balance.
9. A morning routine
Leaders are intentional with their time and their morning routines because their understand that their morning habits determines their day and can help them achieve their long term goals.
10. A home library
The knowledge found on the internet can be redundant and limited.
A home library, however small it is, shows that you are knowledgeable, can do research, are a continuous learner and are interested in more than yourself.
Your book collection has to be curated by you and for you. We all have a mental list of our favorite books that completely changed our lives.
11. A power suit
In the world that we live in, what you wear speak volume about you and shows whether or not you are ready for success.
A power suit commands respect and comes often handy in the workplace when seeking a promotion.
12. A notebook and a pen at hand
With the rise of technology and applications, handwriting is becoming a loss art. People don’t take time to write down their thoughts anymore.
Having a notebook and a pen at hand will help you externalize our goals, thoughts and ideas.
13. A signature
If you are a leader, you will be signing a lot of documents on the daily.
Your signature says a lot about you and is completely unique to you. It represents your personality, hopes, dreams, unspoken wants and inner needs.
14. Business cards
Business cards are still an effective marketing tool and essential for leaders.
Every business card should have the logo of your organization, your name, and your different contact methods.
15. A garden
Your garden can be small, on your desk, on your balcony or in your backyard.
Having a garden can have a beneficial impact on your mental health and personal growth.
Your garden makes you spend time with nature, care about another living creature and distracts you from yourself.
16. A journal or goal planner
Journals and goal planners are therapeutic.
They increase free thinking, free expression, creativity, honesty, clarity, mindfulness and reduce stress.
They ease your busy mind, promote a sense of calm, put your life into perspective and help you organize your life.
17. Contact methods
Leaders own different means of being contacted and staying connected with the world.
Depending on your line of work, you will be needing a computer, a phone and a strong internet connection.
Last Words Of Advice!
Acquiring all of these things takes time but is worth it.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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