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Leadership Tools Monthly News, September 2010
September 29, 2010

Self Leadership
A True Test of Leadership


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Volume VIII - September, 2010 Issue

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    • Updates & Site News
  2. Lessons-in-Leadership
    • Self Leadership In An Uncertain World
  3. New Tools, Resources & Ideas
    • Leading Yourself First
      A True Test of Self Leadership
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Lessons In Leadership

Self Leadership
In An Uncertain World

"Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward."
- Patricia Sampson

In today’s tough economic times, more people are struggling. Too many are jobless or worried that they soon will become part of the newly unemployed.

Most folks seem to agree that strong and effective leadership is sorely lacking.

It’s critical to understand, however, that no matter how much you’d like to point the finger and place blame upon a boss, a company, a politician or even the system at large – doing so would do absolutely nothing to help your personal situation.

To the contrary, Self-Leadership has always been and will always be the single most effective solution for improving one’s personal standing. Having said that, every successful person will tell you that he or she benefited greatly from the wisdom, guidance and example of others.

You are most likely familiar with this old quote: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish and he’ll never be hungry again.”

This timeless quote supports the point that one’s ability to learn, grow and achieve long-lasting success is greatly enhanced when a knowledgeable and caring mentor is added to the equation.

A person can be a very hard worker and highly determined, but still fail if she lacks the proper guidance and support. Success, in most cases, requires a firm commitment from both a student and an effective teacher.

I’m continually amazed when I go searching for a particular leadership tool or resource, how quickly I can find a quality solution to almost any challenge.

Unfortunately, the problem that many people face is that too often they never take the critical step – of SEARCHING. They simply fail to look for the answers they need.

It has also been said, “The two best helping hands you’ll ever receive, reside at the end of your own arms.” While I firmly believe this to be true, I also believe you should never make the mistake of limiting the number of hands that can work on your behalf.

Like so many, my wife and I often wondered how we would ever be able to achieve our dreams. We wanted to live in a beautiful home; provide quality educations for our three daughters; afford fun and memorable family vacations; and build a sizable nest egg for our retirement (and save for three weddings).

In this downturn economy, where literally millions of people are suffering from lost incomes, it is a blessing to know that we have secured our dreams by creating multiple sources of income. We have, in fact, recession-proofed our household.

Now if you think that no one is out there willing to “teach you how to fish”, then you need to read the next section of this newsletter.

Fish On!

"If you think you can do it, or you think you can't do it,
You are right."

- Henry Ford

New Tools, Resources, Updates & Ideas

Leading Yourself First
A True Test of Self Leadership

"A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself. That he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will. People will seek guidance from he who is master of himself."
- James Allen

A true test of your leadership ability is being able to lead yourself effectively before leading others.

I am very pleased to share with my readers about an exciting (no-cost) opportunity that may provide the perfect venue for testing your ability to lead yourself.

A major Internet player is about to announce that it has committed ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00 USD) in new business start-up funding in the form of sponsorships to individuals who can show that they have the potential to be successful online business owners.

Being sponsored as a potential online business success is just like Usain Bolt (Olympic and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters) being sponsored by Puma well before Bolt became a star athlete.

If you believe that you have what it takes to lead yourself to online business success...

If you believe you have the bravado to challenge yourself...

Click on this link for details:

Trust me on this one folks. This opportunity is in the private pre-launch phase. It goes into full public launch mid-October, just a couple weeks from now. But as a Leadership-Tools subscriber, you have a golden opportunity to get in on the ground floor.

In this pre-launch phase, potential applicants need a personal recommendation. I can do this for you. Just go to this link and read the full details:

There's no catch or hidden agenda here.

You don't have to spend a dime. Just make a focused effort.

You don't have to commit to anything, except to yourself to gain personal and financial freedom as you become an exceptional leader by leading yourself first.

Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions after reading the details at the above link.

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
- James Allen

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