Do a quick google search or a walk through the leadership section of your local bookstore. You’ll see a huge number of books and theories on the subject. You don’t have to be assigned the title by your boss. We are all leaders in life.
What does it mean to be a leader?
There are scores of definitions but I encourage you to embrace your own version. Mine is based on my core values and my faith. I believe that leadership is the embodiment of integrity in service to others.
An effective leader will invest in themselves and in others. There’s an ongoing interest in living consciously; living with purpose.
The concept of soul-centered leadership may be new to you but it’s something I’m hearing about more often. When I started creating the Soul Success System™, my primary goal was to help women live happier, more meaningful lives. I saw women who were living with daily stress from being the person who took care of everyone but themselves. Then I realized some men were in the same boat. They were all trying to do and have it all, but in the process lost their joy.
The hardest part is that many didn’t know how to make the changes so they could continue to do the job they loved and take care of the people they loved, while also taking care of themselves.
Soul-centered leadership the Soul Success Way
As I learned to live from my soul rather than my ego, everything shifted. I’ve seen the same change in the women I’ve worked with as well. Rather than focusing on the goals or outcomes, we start first by focusing on how we want to feel, emotionally and physically. It’s hard to lead or serve anyone if you are tired, or ill.
Effective leadership becomes a part of who we are when we listen to our inner voice and pay attention to the wisdom we already have.
How to become a soul-centered leader
- Embrace your inner leader and learn to lead from your heart
- Gain confidence in yourself and from others
- Acknowledge your self-worth and practice self-compassion
- Live with joy and ease
Is it time to look at leadership differently? Can you see how leading from your soul; the “real” you, can feel much more rewarding? I hope so. A small step forward is all it takes to begin seeing your challenges with new eyes.