Confident Leadership

Next up we find that a scout is cheerful. What does this mean? According to the scout handbook, being cheerful means the following: "A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy."


As exemplary leaders we must also look at the bright side of life and cheerfully do the tasks that come our way. As far as making others happy, that DOES NOT mean that we strive to please everyone; it doesn't mean we run around like a chicken without a head trying to assist everyone. It means that when we see someone in need, we cheerfuly do what we can to help him so he will feel happy and peaceful. 


Strive to be cheerful every day, regardless of your current situation, and truly enjoy what you do. Negativity does not help anyone and it actually helps destroy others emotionally. Cheerfully do whatever you can to make someone else feel happy and peaceful, but never run around like a mad person trying to please everyone or you will run out of energy and feel stressed out. 

Next in line in the Scout Law we have that he is obedient. An exemplary leader must also be obedient, so let's talk a bit about what this means.


Being obedient does not mean we blindly follow orders from someone. We must only be obedient to those leaders who are TRUSTWORTHY. If we trust them fully, we can easily be obedient to them; it's not hard to do what they say we should do because we know that they have our best interest in mind. 


Personally, I have developed very high standards as to who I will obey. I now always will take every decision to God in prayer because I don't want to be led astray by anyone. Every person here on earth has flaws, but God is completely trustworthy. Following HIS path will always lead me in the right direction and I will reach my final destination, which is to be an exemplary leader, worthy to be followed, in spite of the fact that I will never be flawless. 


So, as we close, ask yourself the following two questions: Are you obedient to your trustworthy leader? And two, are you a leader that is trustworthy? Others should not be obedient to you if you are not trustworthy, remember that! 

Kindness. That's what this blog post is all about. Just as an exemplary Scout leader is expected to be kind, so we, as exemplary leaders in the network marketing industry, must strive to be kind.


Kindness must be extended to everyone, regadless of whether they have the same political or religious views as we do. We must strive to be kind at all times, regardless of whether others are watching us or not. It's important to be kind to both the rich and the poor, as well as the middle class. We are all part of the human race, regardless of the color of our skin, our gender, or anything else that makes us unique. 


A kind person also extends kindness to animals! So many animals are abused and mistreated, especially if they are stray, but even those who people supposedly have as pets. It's important that we treat them all with respect, love and kindness. 


How can YOU be kind today? There are so many ways to do so. Be a person that is kind to every person and animal, and make sure it's at ALL times, both online and offline, not just when someone is watching you. An exemplary leader is always kind. 

"A scout is courteous". In the same way, to be exemplary leaders we must be courteous. Another word for this is "respectful".  Let's dig in a bit to see what that means.


To be courteous means that that we respect everyone, regardless of who they are, what education level they have, what age they are, or how much money they have. We don't only respect our leaders and those older than us, but we must always remember that EVERYONE deserves to be treated with respect regardless of who they are. To show respect means that we listen to what they say without judging them. We greet them in a friendly and loving manner and show them that they matter in this world where so little respect to shown. 


So, think about it for a moment. Are you respectful to everyone at all times? If not, it's time to change that attitude. An expemplary leader is ALWAYS courteous and respectful of every man, woman and child regardless of their background or current status. 

The next trait a scout on the way to the Eagle rank has is friendliness. "A scout is friendly" it states in the scout law. An exemplary leader on their way to top rank in the network marketing industry also must strive to be FRIENDLY.


What does it mean to be friendly? Does it mean we all need to have an outgoing personality and talk to everyone we meet? No, that is not it at all. A friendly person sees those who are shy and walks up to them, smiles warmly, and engages in conversation with him or her. A person who is friendly sees someone that has been excluded and lovingly welcomes them into their group, or simply becomes friends with them, making them feel special and letting them know they matter. This is a personality trait that very few posess, yet is so needed in this world We must learn to get out of self-centered world where we feel comfortable and look around us to see if there is anyone that needs a smile or a warm hug, and then go and do that. 


Work on being a truly friendly person, regardless of whether you have an outgoing personality or are very shy. An expemplary leader must always be friendly in this world in which we live, where there is so much loneliness and depression. 

Latest comments

21.09 | 09:50

This is very true. That is my one desire and goal as well, to please Him and bring Him glory, way less of me and so much more of Him.

17.02 | 09:06

You’re so welcome! Thank you for leaving a comment to let me know the article was helpful to you

15.02 | 14:00

Thank you very helpful

21.01 | 07:07

Yeah! That’s what being a business leader in Young Living is all about! Sharing these 10 healthy habits with others in any way we feel comfortable doing.