I wanted to get to you with a principle for leadership today. Are you ready? Got a pen?
Here it is.
So, this year at the beginning of the year when I wrote my newest program. It was called epic because I knew in my heart of hearts and in my every fiber of my being that 2020 was going to be epic. I had no idea to what degree epic would mean in 2020.
Don’t be afraid
However, the principles and the content that I wrote are incredibly relevant. I would say even more so relevant and important right now for all of you. So, I want to share a couple of the top-level points and if you can come to one of my classes or catch me this year, you’ll see the whole thing. But I want to tell you why I picked epic.
So, E.P.I.C is an acronym or at least it is for my purposes, and tonight I want to tell you about the first letter E. The principle number two of leadership is, be extraordinary.
Bring out your extraordinary.
You already are.
The principle is the E stands for extraordinary. This leadership principle is more relevant than ever right now and it is, don’t be afraid to be great today.
Don’t be afraid to be great.
Today, tomorrow, every day when you wake up. I need you to hear me in the back of your mind saying, don’t be afraid to be great today.
I think some people are holding back or they’re behaving in really tentative ways because there’s so much uncertainty in the world right now. I say bring the heat!
Extraordinary, the definition of extraordinary that I recall is something very unusual or what’s the word, remarkable? Remarkable, let’s go with that one. Let’s go with the fact that when I say you’re extraordinary, I will tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are remarkable.
It means like a shining star, there is something unique about you. Again, I just I need you to let that fly. You’re a peacock. You need to fly; you know what I mean?
Any “The Other Guys” movie fans out there?
If you don’t think you’re extraordinary then maybe you need to call me and we can figure out how and why.
Tomorrow I’ll get into the second letter of E.P.I.C which is the P and I’m not going to spoil it for you. So, you got a tune in tomorrow to but for today, principle number two, critical post pandemic beginning is to not be afraid to be great today.
Step back, Breathe, It’s Okay
Go be great. Don’t be tentative, don’t hold back. There may be a lot of questions. You don’t know the answers to and guess what?
It’s cool to say, “I don’t know the answer to that, but I’m in this with you.”
It’s cool to say, “Man. I have no clue. Why don’t we figure that out together?”
It’s cool to say, “I have absolutely no idea how all of this is going to work out.”
“The most important thing to me though, is that I work it out with YOU teammate, with YOU colleague, with YOU boss, with YOU supervisor, with YOU subordinate, with YOU team.”
This is what True Team is all about.
It’s not about having all the answers to everything. It’s being extraordinary, being remarkable by saying it’s okay.
We’ll figure it out and we’re going to do it together. Please rest easy knowing that you’re extraordinary.
I hope you’ll tune in tomorrow, and I’ll share with you the next step in this process.
Write that down.
Some of you need to write it down so that it’s on paper so you can speak it into your mind and into your heart tomorrow morning and the next day and the next day and the next day watch this again.
If you forget take care, have a great night tonight.