Let’s be honest, being in business is freakin hard!
That said, entrepreneurship is without a doubt one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in my life.
And as hard as it is, it’s also given me and my family amazing freedom and opportunities…
…but damn, it ain’t easy.
And I know you know that.
In my experience, the most important part of being in business is leadership.
Leadership is always the problem. Leadership is always the solution.
For me, leadership was NOT factory installed. I had to learn it, the s-l-o-w way.
Thankfully many of my friends and clients are former military, specifically from special operations groups… so I’ve had great examples of leadership around me to learn from.
To gain special insight into how they lead others from the front, run smooth operations, and execute missions under skull-crushing pressure has been a gift for me – and I want to share it with you.
Listen, business is like war.
- Better info than your competitors.
- Quickly use that info to make a plan of attack.
- Execute that plan of attack.
- And then reevaluate and attack again.
This is why I surround myself with these calibers of men.
Here’s one powerful leadership lesson you can apply to your life today:
Before you develop others, you must start by developing yourself.
In other words, if you want people to change, change yourself first.
I wish I learned this lesson years ago because it would have made my life easier.
I would have started bettering myself before asking my employees to change.
See that’s the thing about leadership.
Poor leaders are hypocritical… they want and expect change from others, but they don’t have the same level of expectation for changing themselves.
Don’t ever be that dumbass!
If you want your life, business, and family to change for the better, start by changing yourself first.
It starts and ends with YOU, the leader.
This is the BIGGEST takeaway I’ve learned from surrounding myself with Navy Seals, combat hardened Marines, and other Special Operations Veterans who have led in battle and in life.
It’s all a battle and it all comes down to your level of leadership.
PS. If you’d like to learn to lead even better in life and business from a Navy SEAL, a Marine, a SWAT operator, a MMA fighter and me then click here to join us for the upcoming Modern Day Knight Project class.