Leadership starts with self. At the beginning of 2015, I created a vision board filled with hopes and dreams and goals for the year.
At the end of this year I will post more on where I stand with that list. Whenever I look at that list I don’t feel overwhelmed by it. I don’t feel pressured by it.
My vision board actually motivates me and propels me forward. Achieving things on the list is not important just so I have things to talk about. Achieving items on the list means I am proactively living my life. I am taking the lead in my own life and that is something to get really excited about.
At first I was really nervous about putting my vision into pictures and words that others could see and hold me accountable for.
What I have found along the way is that I have pursued my vision without check-ins. I needed the visual for me so I could actively look for opportunities to fulfill my vision.
Before I can impact the world, society, my community, my work or my family/friends, I have to start with myself.
If I keep myself solid and in check, I will be able to achieve what I want to achieve. I will be able to motivate and empower myself so I can turn and help others down the line. I have to lead from the inside out so I do not get lost trying to help someone else.
What do you do to develop “Inside Out” leadership in yourself?