As a leader, your greatest power of influence is in your alignment.
There’s simply nothing more magnetic than a leader who’s in touch with who they truly are.
When you’re aligned, you no longer have to labor so hard to inspire people.
Instead, they’re naturally inspired by the clarity of your example.
So that said, as a leader, your #1 job is to offer your aligned energy.
And that applies to all forms of leadership – whether you’re leading a billion-dollar company, leading a family, coaching a team.
The priority is always to lead with aligned energy.
There’s a lot that goes into aligned energy, and one of the key components is spending time alone.
Hear me out.
As a leader, you may think that in order to maximize your impact, you need to be ever-present, ever-available, “on-call” 24-7.
I’m here to tell you that you’ll make an even greater impact if you’re NOT ever-present.
When I tell my clients that I’d like them to start prioritizing spending time alone, I’ve heard many reasons why they avoid time alone, including…
It’s boring. It’s lonely. It feels unproductive. I don’t like sitting with my thoughts. I feel guilty. I need distractions.
Does any of that sound familiar to you? If so, you’re not alone.
Our culture isn’t exactly set up to promote time in solitude.
But if you want to really step into the level of leadership you came here to fulfill, now is the time to embrace it.
Oh, and by the way, if any of you extroverts are reading this and thinking, “Oh hell no, I love to be around people,” – rest assured, no need to give that up.
Why am I making a strong case for solitude?
Well, that’s where the “tuning” happens.
When leaders influence, they take in the energy of those around them, and it’s important to recalibrate who they truly are.
Unless and until they deliberately reconnect with themselves, their energy field becomes and remains a blend of the energies they take in from those around them.
You can’t lead from that place.
You want others to calibrate to YOU, not the other way around.
Spending time alone gives you the space to choose the energy from which you lead – the energy of joy, creativity, inspiration, solution-oriented, mission-focused.
So go out and influence for a while, then tune.
Sit with yourself. Do something creative. Follow the joy. See what bubbles up. Notice what you’re inspired to do.
And heads up – you just might get addicted to how peaceful solitude actually is.
Remember, your #1 job as a leader is to offer your aligned energy. And that’s exactly what my coaching helps you accomplish.
Ready to do this? I sure am. Let’s go!