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The Responsibilities of a Leader

Lead, Empower, Impact

Lead, Empower, Impact

Now, I am not a great leader by any stretch of the imagination, but I think a great leader takes their responsibilities seriously. Now that doesn’t mean it has to be filled with rules, is stuffy or has to have “inside the box only” thinking. Having fun along the way makes the journey so much more enjoyable, at least that is what I believe… for me and those I am surrounded by. As a coach, I know my clients count on me for coaching (of course), but also for words of wisdom, encouragement, support, and sometimes motivation and direction. Coaching is a form of leadership, where others are counting on me and perhaps following me. I am sure you will agree that we must therefore, lead by example.
According to the book, Build it Big, by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance…These are some of the responsibilities of a leader (I added #8):

1. Maintain a positive attitude
2. Demonstrate a good work ethic
3. Train your team on success principles and skills to develop their own business & personal life
4. Support your team through Principle-Centered Coaching
5. Stay informed and trained-offer trainings for your team
6. Maintain balance in your life so that you can be a positive example
7. Empower your team, rather than creating dependency
8. Have fun and enjoy the journey

True leaders can help develop strong, successful individuals and teams…as well as an atmosphere that reflects integrity, character, quality, and excellence-one that is God-directed and a blessing to our families, communities, and each other.

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Reference Build it Big, by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, Dearborn Trade Publishing page 170/171

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In Business with God

Freedom to Speak & Choose

Freedom to Speak & Choose

Being politically correct isn’t always easy for me…not that I am or want to be disrespectful to anyone…but when it comes to my faith, I want to be able to speak of our Creator whenever I choose. It is high on the list of things our founding Fathers took great pains to protect.

The First Amendment says, “Religious freedom is an absolute right, and includes the right to practice any religion of one’s choice, or no religion at all, and to do this without government control”. I see in the news a lot lately how people and organizations are being targeted with negative press simply because they believe in God. I am fearful of where this will end if we do not stand up for our rights. If we believe…why is it becoming politically incorrect to say so.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be in someone’s face about it, but I want to maintain the right to be able to share when I want to. Why is it offensive to others when I say I believe in God? It is my personal choice and a constitutional right. It does not matter whether others believe as I do, and it certainly does NOT make me think less of them, HOWEVER it IS important that I am not afraid to show that I believe.

Many people shy away from that for the reasons stated above…we don’t want to offend anyone. If fact, I was thinking along those lines too… When I first came up with the name of my business…My Father’s Wellness.

I was awakened at 2:00 a.m. one morning when God whispered that name to me. I had been searching for a name for quite some time. I wanted a name that fit where I felt health & wellness came from. I had also recently lost my earthly father to illness and was distraught that I could not make him well. But would this name hinder my business? What would people think? I did not use the name for almost a year for fear of being rejected or ridiculed. One night I felt convicted to use the name God had given me and trust that He would Bless me for it. It was a struggle between my way and His way. I am so glad I surrendered my will to His.

My belief in God is interwoven throughout the fabric of my life and certainly my business. I believe it is important to show Whom I believe in, Whom I work for (an ultimately answer to) and Who is running my life and my business.1 I want to remain unashamed to let people know that I walk in faith…to know that I tap into a Higher Power, that I am partnered with God…not to brag about it or think that I am better than anyone else for it…but to show that on the inside I am a BETTER SELF BECAUSE of it…(It should also show up in my actions and shine from within).

I wish to operate my business with intergrity, honesty and ethics.2 I wish to NOT compromise who I am because I know WHO is watching me. It is He Who has given us ALL the rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness. So on this Independence Day, I hope you enjoy your FREEDOM and please GUARD your RIGHTS as our Fathers before us fought to do and carefully documented in the Declaration of Independence,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Reference, 1 & 2 Build it Big by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, Dearborn Trade Publishing page 255

Leading the Way

INTEGRITY LEADS the WAY

INTEGRITY LEADS the WAY

Being a leader is more than having the title. It is more about who you are…it is your inner being, the core of your self within that shines through in all you do and say. The character and values of a leader shows up in what she/he SAYS but brightest by what he/she DOES.

I am sure you have come across people in your life who tell you one thing and yet you find out they do another…People can say anything, but what they actually do is something different and probably more determines who they are.

“A great leader has integrity and is consistant in action and word, is honest, compassionate, trustworthy and authentic”. from “Build it Big”

What character traits do you most admire, do you think are noble and role model worthy? To be the leader others will follow and maybe hope to become, you MUST be the leader that YOU would follow.

So are you out in front leading the way with integrity, honesty and compassion? I hope you are!

Reference “Build it Big” Direct Selling Women’s Alliance by Dearborn Trade Publishing page 169

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To coach is to serve, to serve is to succeed—INTEGRITY

PRINCIPLE # 4

PRINCIPLE # 4

The foundation of Principle-Centered Coaching is built on five core principles that present an image of the kind of coach I want to be.

By following these five principles found in “Build it Big” by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, I strive to cultivate a supportive, safe environment in which my team will flourish. This is principle number FOUR.

The Principle of INTEGRITY: Do you do what you say you will do? INTEGRITY is when our thoughts, words, and actions are the same AND we follow through with our commitments.

Principles 1, 2 and 3 will be lost if you do not follow through with what you say. Being true to my word is very inportant to me. INTEGRITY means doing what is right, and what is honorable…even if no one else is looking. INTEGRITY is my internal compass. As I build up my team through TRUST, treat them with RESPECT, and keep an attitude of SERVICE…If I am doing things right, hopefully I will inspire others to stay the course…even when things aren’t going quite as planned.

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Reference: “Build it Big” by Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, Dearborn Trade Publishing, page 97 & 140