Hot Leadership Tip #5 is so important, I can barely stand it.

Some call it accountability; I call it, “growing up”!

Quick story:

When I was a young boy, my parents divorced.

Needless to say, I grew up in a dysfunctional household.

Back and forth from one parent to the other, I realized that I had
very little stability in where I lived.

2 days here, 5 days there.
3 days here. 4 days there.

Every week, it was a crap shoot as to where I was going to be
picked up, dropped off, which bed I would sleep in, who to expect,
who not to expect and so on.

I was probably 5 or 6 years old when I realized that I didn’t have
the same life as the other kids whose parents lived together, so to
make up for the lack of stability, I had to become very independent.

I knew that everything would be ok, even if there was nobody else
around to entertain me; that I’d find something to do, keep myself
active and busy.

I invented games, learned to play alone and truly become the master
of my own domain.

I was only about 7 or 8 years old.

Because I was so young, people around me got scared.

They feared that I wasn’t like them, or like the rest of the kids.

My parents, teachers, siblings showed concern that I wouldn’t take
their advice or follow their lead.

You see, I grew up fast, that as I got older, taking orders from
others who I had little respect for, didn’t work well for me.

I had to do things my way, nobody else’s.

So, my life started out with a lot of resistance. And with this
resistance, came a lot of struggle.

Over the years, as I matured in other areas, this independence I
learned at a young age, served me in some ways, but in other ways,
it did not.

When I got into Entrepreneurship, the same thing happened.

The toughest part for me, was learning someone else’s system.

I thought I knew it all.

I thought my way was best way.

As a result, I struggled even more.

I was so stuck on the idea that my ideas were the right ones, that
I spun out of control, and went backwards into $60,000 worth of
debt.

Was it my fault, absolutely.

Did I know why this was happening?

Not at all.

I didn’t know, what I didn’t know.

Nobody does.

It’s a trap that most everybody must fall into.

Some make it out; most don’t.

And it’s because of their ego.

One day, my mentor came to me and she said, “My ideas make me over
a million dollars per year. Yours make you broke. Whose ideas do
you want to continue to listen to?”

And you know what, she was right.

And it was that day that I finally realized Hot Leadership #5.

“The best leaders, at first, are the best FOLLOWERS.”

The key then, is to learn someone else’s system, as long as it
works and do it until you MASTER it.

However, it doesn’t mean you must first master it before you teach
it to others.

The key to successful leadership, is to be bold enough to take the
first step, but humble enough to learn with your team.

Nobody should ever be too smart, to learn from everyone around them.

So again, the best leaders are the best followers.

Learn from
everyone around you, but learn from those whose way of doing
business WORKS!

If your way is not making you at least $10,000 per month, then find
someone else’s and learn from them.

It’s the only way to make it to the top in the networking business.