Attraction, Leadership, stress management and the winds of change

What is the true sign of a leader? Is it the ability to tell others what to do? Or is it the ability to manage stress in the winds of change brought on by a shifting markets or even a recession?

I put it to you that it’s all about leadership

Picture a sailboat out on the water sailing from L.A. to Hawaii. The Captain knows where she is going and even why she is going there. She sets sail on a beautiful sunny afternoon, there’s a warm breeze in her sails and the magnificent pacific is open and deeply inviting as the deep blue of the water reflects the clear blue of the sky above.

Suddenly, the wind picks up and with it, the ocean’s waves begin to swell, clouds come rolling in turning a clear blue sky ominously gray. The sail begins to flap harshly against the ever building storm. The Captain remains cool, clear and proactive. She knows where she’s going and realizes that she must change course a little in order to stay afloat, she tacks to the starboard aiming the boats nose more towards the wind. She does this not too far, but just enough, because she knows she must use this wind as the fuel to push her through and over the swell.

Our captain knows that in order to get to where she wants to go it is better to use what is coming at her to move her forward, even if it appears to be slightly off course. She knows that to become rigid and inflexible will not only not get her to her destination it may sink her, her ship and the dreams she carries with her.

The question is will you get wrecked on the economic rocks as the winds of change pick up and blow against you or will you adjust and use the change to push you even faster towards your destination? You can complain about the economic situation or you can use it. Find out how it might be really good for you. I know it can seem crazy, but even this simple shift can change what you begin attracting into your life. If you decide it’s all crap then you wouldn’t know opportunity if it came up and gave you a big wet kiss.

(Like the sailing metaphor? You’ll love this episode of Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty Podcast Featuring Caspar Craven, He has twice sailed around the world — most recently with his wife and 3 young children)

When it comes to being successful, those who not only survive the winds of change but embrace them are the ones who will appear ‘lucky’ while in fact they where the ones most willing to change and adapt with whatever comes up.

Stay focused in knowing where you’re going and at the same time flexible enough to do whatever needs to be done to get there.

Be sure to always ask yourself, If you are an inspiring leader? Or a leader who inspires disengagement?

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With gratitude,
Dov Baron…

Copyright: Dov Baron International 2020

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