In this Expert Insight Interview, Hiten Bhatt discusses wellbeing and personal development within the context of his latest book, The Leadership Adventure: Five Powerful Secrets Every Leader Should Know to Motivate People & Maximize Productivity. Hiten Bhatt is the CEO of Be Great Training, an influential international speaker, award-winning author, and leadership/transformational coach.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Hiten Bhatt’s motivation to write The Leadership Adventure
- Why our relationship with ourselves is most important
- The perils of the “shortcut” culture that we live in today
The Leadership Adventure
Nobody really teaches kids or adults how to handle life. We love to have our formal education, technical skills, and qualifications. Still, nobody teaches us how to deal with setbacks, failures, heartbreak, and many other inevitable things that we all face in life.
That understanding led Hiten down a path of self-discovery, self-development, and philosophy, which is where his book, The Leadership Adventure: Five Powerful Secrets Every Leader Should Know to Motivate People & Maximize Productivity, came from.
Our Relationship with Ourselves
The most important relationship we have in life is our relationship with ourselves. How we speak to ourselves is crucial, and there are too many people out there that don’t have a high sense of self-worth, don’t have a high sense of self-esteem, and don’t look after themselves. So how can we expect these people to look after somebody else?
One of the ways in which you can start to build that relationship with yourself and become somebody that you like and respect is by doing things that take you out of your comfort zone every day. This is how you build trust with yourself, and as a result, your self-esteem and confidence grow. When we break the promises that we make to ourselves, what happens is that we erode our confidence in ourselves.
In some ways, we live in a strange “shortcut” culture today, where everything is supposed to be easy, and we rarely have to make an effort to get anything. Because of this, people are underachieving and feeling worse about themselves.
We have this false idea that everything is supposed to be easy, and when things don’t turn out that way, our self-confidence is eroded, and we end up in a difficult place mentally.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.