Are you ready to be part of the Wholehearted Leadership Revolution?
You’ve learned about the first five rules for Leading With Intention and the difference they can make in your life. Now here’s the final rule to help you amplify your leadership even more!
Now, it’s time to move on to Rule Six and learn how to design the legacy you want to leave as you live each day intentionally.
Create a Daily Legacy
While many ask how they want to be known at the end of their lives, you must start by considering how you show up every day. These are the moments that create a daily legacy, not just a lifetime one! One of the most amazing gifts life offers is the opportunity to wake up each morning and choose how you want to live and what impact you are going to make. And the decisions you make each day add up to form your greater character and reputation as a leader and a person. Live in congruence with your deepest held beliefs and values.
Be intentional in your interactions and contributions. Lean into discomfort so you can stretch yourself and grow. Strive for success, not just a particular outcome. And live, lead, and love from an empowered and resonant place. Create a daily legacy that reflects who you want to be and your influence as a leader with being transformational! Tweet This
- When others talk about you, what do you want them to say? Consider what reputation you’re creating in the various areas of your life (i.e. work, family, friends, leisure, etc).
- How do your daily decisions honor each of your values? Determine if you have adopted any habits that are out of sync with the way you want to live and realign your life accordingly.
- What one change would make the biggest difference to living a life you’re proud of today? Identify what’s been holding you back and move it out of the way.
Jump in your metaphorical time machine and fast forward to the end of your career.
As you climb out, imagine entering a lovely auditorium filled with your closest family, friends, and colleagues. Scanning the room, your eyes meet the people who have mentored and taught you important lessons throughout your life as well as many others whose lives you’ve changed in powerful ways. A dear friend and colleague, gestures for you to take the stage, and you sit down in a comfortable chair. As the music softens, you notice individuals rising and, one by one, sharing some of the special moments that have touched their lives; stories of the daily choices that you made to support, challenge and encourage them fill the room and you soak it all in. These are not just stories of what you’ve done but are more importantly about who you are.
The evening comes to a close and you say your goodbyes before climbing back into the time machine parked outside and head back to the present day. Based on what you’ve just experienced, what kind of person did these individuals describe? Write down as many qualities and characteristics that describe who you are at your core. This true version of yourself is the person you strive to be each day. Realize the immense potential you have to continually create your legacy through living up to this reputation of your ideal self. Start creating your daily legacy today.
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I would love to hear how these Six Rules for Leading With Intention have inspired, impacted, and influenced your life!
Create a great day,