We are meant to be conduits not cul de sac’s. Cul de sac’s, you see, are dead ends. We are meant to be conduits of positive energy, purpose, and love.

As leaders we have the privilege to model the way for those under our charge. Leadership is influence and the good ones make us want to do more, somehow without feeling less of ourselves. We marvel at how they get so much done and it inspires us to do more ourselves. We admire how they pour themselves into others and decide if they can do it, we can too. Leaders, the kind worth following, have such a strong sense of self that we feel energized when we’re around them. They make us do what we can. We suffer together and it fuels us instead of depletes us.

You cannot give what you do not yet possess, friend. Do you know who you are? Are you aligning behaviors to your bolted on beliefs? Are you building competence and confidence into your character? Are you a dead end cul de sac or a life giving conduit energizing all around you? Slow down and reflect.

Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…

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