Lessons from Winning A Leadership Award  💯 🌟

Lessons from Winning A Leadership Award 💯 🌟

6/17/2017


Hey guys, what’s good? After fathers day, I would like to talk about one of the most important characteristics and skills that I have continued to work on throughout my entire life and dedicated myself to mastering. It is something that I have been blessed to learn at a young age thanks to my father, who raised me and always kept telling me that being a leader is the one characteristic that defines a man.

He taught me to be a leader in all aspects of life. Being a leader doesn’t have to do with how much money you make or what title you have. Being a leader is about how you treat and lead your family, friends, the team around you, your beloved ones, your community and YOURSELF. 



When I was a kid, my father used to leave little notes in the house for me to find. I will never forget opening up the fridge, or the cabinet to find a little piece of paper that was folded up. On them, there were written different quotes from leaders of our history. Here are some of my favorites:

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” –John F. Kennedy

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Another leader in my family I admire and am thankful for is my grandfather, who you can see in this picture:



He had the courage to leave his country in Venezuela to risk coming to America on a ship with nothing. He inspired me that anything is really possible when you believe in it and fight for it. He made me never forget who I am and where I came from. Another lesson he taught me was to never sit back and wait for something to happen. If you want something in this world go for it and never let anybody stop you. Even when you face a storm – keep fighting for what you love!

Going into Fathers day I was extremely blessed, because I was able to receive my first leadership award, from the New Leaders Council, as a “business maverick” for New Jersey. Leadership is one of the key things I love to educate my millennial apprentices and my team at Fownders about. 



Here are 5 exercises for you to become a leader:

1) When you have to make the next hard decision, follow the following rule: always do the thing that is the most fearful, unknown and hard thing to do (I learned this from a navy seal who became a close friend of mine).

2) Another exercise is to write down your values. These are the things that you will never waiver from; your standards that you value most in life. For instance, I value loyalty, integrity and equality.

3) Something all great leaders do is forming good habits. Be more organized, plan better, set goals and always remember that it is about providing value to the people around you first. 

4) When team building, ask the people what their intentions and goals are so you can help them. Really LISTEN and try to understand what they want to get out of the experience. This way you will find a mutual understanding of how you can bring value to each other and both reach your goals.

5) Take time to reach out to the people who brought value to you and do something for them. Drive value back into their lives without questioning it or expecting anything back in return. 

Last but not least, great leaders understand that the power of language and communication is the ultimate weapon to reach extraordinary results. That is why communication is usually the problem or the solution in any relationship in life – personal or professional. Understanding how to clearly communicate your message in order to get people to understand and execute on your vision and needs is the difference between a good leader and an excellent leader.
 


If you are more interested in becoming the best leader that you can be, leadership strategies, team building, communication skills and how to master your social skills then I would recommend to apply for the pre beta of www.fownders.com, which is limited to 50 chosen people.
 




Remember, face your fears. Say to yourself… (repeat)

I will succeed.

I will live out my dreams. 

I will not stop in the face of adversity.

I am a leader.

Peace and love,

G
“The Millennial Mentor” ™

P.S. If you would like to win a FaceTime with me, comment on my latest Instagram picture about this email and hashtag #FacetimeFriday The winners from last week will be scheduled by my assistant for Facetimes this weekend.


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