In your journey through leadership, have you found your golden hair?
I was teaching at a conference recently. With me were eight men who were all running fairly successful mid-sized companies that were generating at least $10M in revenue. So they were all accomplished people.
I was teaching them the concept of “who is a rich person?” through my executive coaching services program. The way I taught them was by asking who among them could see the things that really give them happiness and freedom and power. We spent time being present to the moment, and I kept asking them what they could experience and what their experience was as part of their executive leadership development.
Some of them were so occupied with the voice in their head that they couldn’t be present to the moment at all. They felt myopic. And others were distracted by things they were worried about. But some really felt the air on their face, the sun, the song of birds, and they felt so much joy.
The lesson was that joy and peace and power come from spiritual things, like love, beauty, honor and sacrifice. It’s our ability or capacity to access those spiritual things that make us truly rich. And the beauty of this is that the true riches of life are available to everyone, not just to the people who have money. They are equally available to the people who are poor. Whoever has eyes to see and ears to hear, can be infinitely rich.
I strive to relate my teachings with stories, as I have with past blogs focused on leadership. To help them understand, I told the story of Iron John.
Some people discover their Golden Hair when they are young. Some find it when they are old, and some never do. I found my Golden Hair when I was 35. Once I found it, I understood why, as a boy, I was never good at school and couldn’t understand the system I was in. But when I went to graduate school at age 35, I found that I knew the answers to everything. I understood psychology as if it was my native tongue. I found my giftedness; that which I would bring to the world. I found my Golden Hair, my genius.
What’s your Golden Hair? What is the secret to your future greatness? If you don’t know, would you like help figuring that out? There are several ways or “keys” to help you eliminate places where you are dense, and discover your true genius. It goes beyond executive coaching and more to the place of where you thrive as a leader.
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