How to become a leader in the world of followers? In this Expert Insight Interview, Andrew Ryder discusses how we can embrace the leader in ourselves. Andrew Ryder trains entrepreneurs to lead and guides them on a captivating journey to find fulfillment in the art of serving clients.
The interview discusses:
- Being courageous to be authentic
- Good communication
- Finding success through failure
- Separating time to think
Many people run their businesses nowadays by trying to get as many people on the board. We are obsessed with numbers, and we want to get the highest number of people to our new launch, funnel, etc. But in that race with numbers, we miss on the most significant aspect of leadership – leading people to that place that we envisioned.
Taking a different approach and making a commitment to be yourself takes courage. However, once you find your core values and purpose, you have to be courageous to be authentic and stand up for yourself. Before you can lead others, you have to learn how to be accountable for yourself. Thus, being self-aware and self-accountable is a necessity for every leader.
Thinking that as a leader, you have to impress everyone is a wrong perspective on leadership. Instead, being who you are will enable you to do the right things for your people consistently. And that is an example that they will want to follow as well.
Being able to communicate differently and tailor the communication to other peoples’ needs is a big part of leadership. The key is to adjust the message so that your audience can receive and understand it the best. People understand the same message differently because they interpret it based on their past experiences.
Success through Failure
People tend to look at failures the wrong way. Some of our values are direct consequences of bad experiences that we had in life. But by reflecting and working on those failures instead of trying to forget them, we can make improvements and achieve success through failures. Some of the worst things that happened to us might be our best teachers for the future because we learn through our mistakes.
Time to Reflect
Moreover, when you start reflecting on your mistakes, you notice that they usually have the same pattern. We are programmed to follow instructions our whole life like having good grades in school or hustling to earn more money, and if not, we think we failed. Thus, changing the mindset helps you find success. You can reorient your life towards things that make you happy. Having some time alone without any distractions, provocation, and negativity from the world helps to get back in touch with your mind and ideas.
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.