Top Ten Tips for Financial Advisors: Increase Your Income by Becoming a Motivational Leader
Your leadership ability will determine how effective you are in your chosen profession. Leadership ability is a key factor in how effective a person will be in their profession. Whatever path you choose, improving your leadership skills will lead to higher income.
Here are ten tips to help you become a motivational leader.
Think Big Picture.
Leadership is about presenting a vision for the future that inspires others. You must first inspire others with a big vision to become a motivating leader. As you work towards achieving your vision, others will follow your lead and be motivated to join you in achieving it.
Never Compromise Personal Integrity.
Leadership is only possible if you have integrity. Integrity can be defined as “wholeness” or “completeness”. Integrity is when a leader’s words and actions are consistent with their beliefs. Socrates reminds us, “The first step to greatness is not to be what we seem to be.” Integrity is a reflection on who we are.
Will Not Accept Mediocrity.
High standards are important for you and your coworkers. Leaders are the type of person people admire and wish to be like. They are the example others strive to emulate. Sir Edmund Hillary, who stated that “People don’t decide to be extraordinary.” They choose to achieve extraordinary things.”
Survive Your Fears
Accept your fears and doubts, and then move on. Do not be afraid to face your doubts and uncertainties. Push yourself to the limits to conquer new territory.
Plan Your Work, and Create Your Plan.
Leaders create and execute strategic plans for action. You and your team should set realistic goals, then create action plans to achieve them.
Humility and responsibility go hand in hand. When things don’t go according to plan, you shouldn’t blame anyone. Refuse to excuse yourself or harbor grudges. Take responsibility for your actions.
Make Positive Change.
Leadership is the key to success. To be a leader you must first change your behavior. If you don’t make positive changes, you’re not growing. Jim Rohn stated, “If your body is not changing in a positive way, it’s dying.”
There are no excuses for not doing. It is not what you say that matters, but what you do. True leadership is about inspiring others to do the same.
Strive to Excellence.
Be motivated to achieve excellence and be all that you can be. Then, model excellence and look for ways to assist others in achieving their goals.
Never Stop Learning.
Leaders who are successful learn from their mistakes. Learn everything you can about great leaders. Strong leaders are not all-knowing, but they have a lot of knowledge. Learn from those around you, even the ones you lead.
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