Confident Leadership

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. 

The third thing we learn about the scout leaders is that they are HELPFUL. As exemplary leaders in the network marketing industry, we must also be helpful to others in any way we can.

 

Being helpful means we are constantly on the lookout to see where we can lend a helping hand, regardless of where we are and who is watching us. It's not about getting a pat on the shoulder for a job well done, or being recognized publically for being willing to help out. It's about knowing in our heart that we have helped someone in need; sometimes they will thank us for it, and sometimes our help will go unnoticed and unappreciated, and we must be okay with that too. Always being recognized for our helpfulness sets a sense of arrogance in us, and that is not a good quality for an exemplary leader to exhibit.

 

So, be helpful anywhere you can at anytime, regardless of who is watching you! Whether you are being paid to be helpful, or you simply volunteer your time, always have a cheerful attitude knowing that you are being an exemplary leader by doing this because "AN EXEMPLARY LEADER IS HELPFUL".