John Maxwell defines leadership as influence, nothing more, nothing less. If you want to grow your influence to build your business, attract better referral partners and gain more referrals you can use this crazy simple mind hack to become a better leader.
Here it is…start seeing to yourself as a leader. The secret to our success begins in our mind. How we see ourselves is how we develop and how other ultimately begin to see us as well. Leadership has zero to do with the title on your business card. If you are a loan officer, then you need to first see yourself as a leader. If you are a real estate agent, start seeing yourself as a leader. Even if you answer phones, take orders or sweep floors, I want to inspire you to begin seeing yourself as a leader.
When you begin to self identify as a leader, you will begin to act like a leader. You will want to learn and grow. you will begin to see what you do as an influence on what others do and over time you will begin to invest in your own personal growth that you will build influence over the people you come in contact with everyday. Leadership is not a title we are given, it is a lifetime of learning that we grow into and that growth begins first in your mind.
What will you begin to do once your change your self image to that of a leader?