Right now during these times, people are hurting. They are consumed with grief and not knowing how they will regain their self worth with the loss of their job, business or income of whatever sort. Not to mention, how it affects their mental well being. So, we need to lead from the heart.
How do we move ahead and even feel slightly positive that things will be better in the near future?
I don’t have the answer, but I do know that optimism will help us move through this process of loss, grief and uncertainty.
I’ve been through a few recessions over the years and they always made me work towards finding something new and ideas that tap into my creativity.
What I do know, is that I want to be more authentic, compassionate and empathic than ever before.
Many people already know me as being like this, but I can do more, be more and really help other people as they go through these challenging times.
I’m encouraging my team to be authentic, compassionate and empathetic to everyone they come in contact with.
We know we can help a lot of people with an income opportunity, but I want my team to understand what others are going through and not to be ‘selling’ them on an idea.
More importantly, to serve them and find out where they are at.
When I train others and go back to when I first started as an entrepreneur, I recall how many times I screwed up! Meaning that, I didn’t do know how to approach people with my offer, and didn’t say the right things at the time.
What I do know now, is that we have to be authentic and really care about where others are at. This is challenging for most of us, because we get so excited about what we have to offer. But we have to remember its not about us, but about the value we can bring them.
It reminds me of when my sister introduced me to the idea of a home based business in direct sales.
She asked the right questions which made me feel important.
My sister didn’t come from a place of ‘selling’ but from a place of truly wanting to help me.
She discovered my ‘why’ which was to create a revenue stream where I could work around my young children’s schedule and still make enough money to replace my corporate job.
Initially I was finding objections as to how it wouldn’t work. She handled the questions with such grace, gave me all the pros and cons and acknowledged my concerns.
Naturally, I said yes.
When you are listening with your head, you are in fact being someone else, not yourself. You are not natural in your actions, therefore, the outcome is not what you expected.
My mentor always told me to lead from the heart and it was the best advice I could have ever received. It changed how I interacted with people. It has changed how I do my business for the better.
By doing so, it shows that I care about them, not about me. And it feels so right. They feel better and I feel better.
So lead from the heart, let go of the old conventional ways of thinking, ask questions and listen to the responses, and show you care. By doing so you will be much more successful!
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde, Author