Behind Every Mask There Is A Super Hero
3 things you can do right now to be a Super Hero Leader for yourself, your team, and your family during #Covid19.
Undoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to rethink it’s strategy. Millions of people are becoming unemployed, CEO’s are scrambling to adapt to the new norms of social distancing and non-essential workers are facing stay at home mandates from governments.
The Super Hero’s I work with as a Change Coach range from every day people to CEO’s of multinational companies who focus on setting goals and taking actions to grow themselves and protect their families. These people all have one thing in common, they understand just how important being a Super Hero is when it comes to being a great leader.
For many people right now the future may not look bright, the lights are flickering and the challenges ahead seem impossible, but I see Super Hero’s everywhere. From first responders getting out each day battling coronavirus to the many unemployed professionals and individuals looking for new opportunities, change and transformation in their lives wearing their masks undoubtedly to protect themselves and their loved ones. For some reinventing themselves can be extremely scary but it doesn’t have to be. It starts with facing your fears, putting yourself first and setting a goal with a attainable action plan.
Here are 3 things that you can do right now to become a Super Hero Leader. It all starts with you and creating a vision for the many roles of your life or business.
1. Take care of yourself. The first responsibility we have as leaders is to ourselves. We cannot lead or take care of the people we care about if we are not conscious about our own heath. Create at least three new habits that impact your physical and mental well being, make a schedule and stick to it. Use the additional time to improve your overall well being and remember it takes time and discipline to form a habit.
Wake up at 5:00am and make the most of your day.
Exercise at least 3-5x per week.
Take time to learn a new skill.
2. Set a specific goal and create a simple action plan that you can use to seek out small victories. Small victories bring out receptors in the brain responsible for motivation. This new found motivation can be contagious and can spark a passion within you to boost confidence and create a stepping stone towards even bigger accomplishments.
3. Take care of your team, focus on being a better leader to those around you. Value each and every touch point and interaction with your team and use active listening and a tool. People want a personal connection so give them one. Put your energy towards leveraging your teams expertise. This can apply to your business or family, be compassionate and supportive and inspire those around you to be better than they thought they could ever be.
Did you know that the primary reason Super Hero’s wear masks is to protect their loved ones? Now that you know at least 3 things you can do to become Super Hero Leader Ask yourself:
What do you want to achieve?
What’s happening in your life right now?
What are your options?
What do you think you need to do right now?
About the author, Patrick Bennett is Associate Certified Coach, ACC accredited by the International Coaching Federation and has held positions as a Senior Global Leader in Multi National Companies across the world. He is passionate about helping people manage through change and transition in their life or business, unlocking their maximum potential.