The Hardest Person to Lead

by | Mar 14, 2022 | Personal Development

When asked what I do, my answer is to help people lead themselves well so they can have a greater impact in the world.

Now here is the challenge. The hardest person to lead is yourself, which is one of the reasons I developed my “Life on a 3 x 5” system. This tool is a simple yet powerful way to lead yourself each day.

Let me suggest starting with these three things:



1.  Define Reality – Years ago, I heard leadership expert Max Depree say, “Leadership is first defining reality.” You need to define reality for yourself. Take an honest look at yourself.


2.  Embrace yourself as a leader. If you don’t see yourself as a leader, no one else will. Don’t see leadership as a position but rather part of your identity. 

*Right now, say to yourself, “I am a leader.” This is having the right mindset.


3.  Develop a plan to grow. What are the ways you are pouring into yourself to become a better leader? Growth is not automatic but intentional.


My “Life on a 3 X 5” system helps you with the right mindset, motivation, and methodology to improve daily.  Register today:



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