This is probably the most misquoted verse in the Bible. When it comes to money, it is a great tool to use define some things in a person. In a week about good leaders, the subjects of money as well as love had to be brought up.
I have many clients who are in multi-level marketing businesses. Many of those who attend my masterminds and summits to learn how to be successful are involved in one company or another. Yet these two words we are going to talk about today can be the words that tell you the truth about what they are after.
When it comes to building success in coaching clients, I work to find people who aren’t only motivated by a love of money. If the only thing they talk about is selling the product, service, multi-level, or anything else they have to you to make your life “better,” I know it’s the money they’re really after. They have no true vision; they usually are not leaders.
Think back to Monday when I mentioned those who are so far ahead they are really just taking a walk. You see leaders are not ones who love money. When it comes to good leaders, they have the word “love” somewhere in their lives and businesses and it’s not just about money. A good leader is someone who has a passion or love for something being corrected in this world. They want to fix or solve a problem. The love they have is to see a solution. Money is usually something they end up having more of than others because of this love.
In my Entrepreneur BootCamp, I teach about finding the true vision in your life, how it is not money, or a car, or a house, or a lifestyle you are seeking. I teach about finding a “root vision,” something that is driven from the heart, from your core being.
I know this week we have taken a few different sidetracks from what you might expect in a week on leadership. I know it’s Valentine’s Day and you are wondering where the love is going to be in this post? I know many other things happened this week that I wanted to use to teach in a week on leadership.
Today is Valentine’s Day, and while I love what I do, tonight I am spending some time away from my work to go out with my wife on a date. To be a good leader, you need a good team behind you. Yes, the subject of Love comes up in leadership; real leaders have a love and that love is the mission, the purpose, and the dream. They love the life they are living even though sometimes that life brings on tough times, tough problems. The good leader seeks to solve those problems, smooth out those tough times.
I recall the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki and his “Rich Dad” books. The one statement that Robert makes that syncs well with this subject is, “Wealthy people do not work for money. They work for a challenge, they work to solve problems, and they find love and joy in their work.” The love of money is just not part of the equation; they see money as the tool it is.
So are you a good leader? Let’s review this week’s good leader points to see where you stack up. Are you a good communicator? Are you really able to lead? Do you love what you do, and want to share the passion? Can you make decisions in the tough times? Come back tomorrow for one more post about good leaders.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you willing to do what it takes to make 2013 rock?