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Be the Leader You Seek

We all want to be inspired.

Do you ever get that feeling where you want to do something, you want to achieve something…… you’re not quite sure what yet, but you are waiting for some inspiration!


Often – we look to leaders for our inspiration, but I have an alternative for you. Read about it here, or watch while I explain my thoughts…


So – you are looking for inspiration, for that charismatic speaker who inspires an entire audience to go out and achieve!

He stands in front of you, calling you to take action, to go for your dreams, to put a plan in place, and take that first step on your journey to success.


So I ask you a question – have you found that leader yet?

Have you found the inspiration that will get you off your bum, and encourage you to take those actions that you know you must take?




Well I have a suggestion for you.

Instead of searching for that inspirational leader, why not become him.


Become the Leader you Seek


Last year, I felt that I was losing enthusiasm for my business. I knew it worked, I have seen all of the evidence, I know people who are incredibly successful in the business, but it was not really working for me, as quickly as I wanted it to.


I attended various business meetings, and saw those successful people speaking about how things worked for them, and I realised that I wanted to be like them. I wanted to be the Successful Leader, but I realised that, rather than simply seeking out a successful Leader, I should become that successful Leader.


What does that mean…. “Become the Leader you Seek”?

Well – for me, I decided to write down what I looked for in a leader. A leader must….


  • Be confident
  • Speak from experience, not just from a text book
  • Be professional in their dealings with everyone
  • Be willing to share – ideas, knowledge, etc.
  • Be constantly learning
  • Be a good communicator – to individuals and audiences
  • Inspire me
  • Care for people
  • Be a good example
  • Encourage People


There are many other attributes – and you should write down your own list of what you would look for.


Now, when I had written down the attributes that I would look for in a Leader, I decided the best way for me to progress, the best way form me to “Become the Leader I seek”, was to adopt these attributes myself.


If I became more confident, if I practiced everything that I preached, if I dealt with everyone in a professional way, if I shared my knowledge with people, if I kept reading and learning, if I improved my communication skills, if I cared for people, set a good example, and I encouraged people, then I would become a Leader, and I would inspire myself!


You see, the beauty of this approach is that you can start to become the leader you seek, today. You do not have to wait until you have found the right person. It could be years and years before you find just the right inspirational leader. YOU are the right person to inspire yourself.

and you can start in your new role NOW.


Come on – off you go!


Best wishes

Chris Smith