* Are you wondering how to lead in this time of uncertainty?
Leadership derives from the Old English Lethin, which means “to make happen, to make go.” Leaders know how to take effective action wherever they are. They discover how to be useful even when the outer world feels difficult or confusing. Leaders know their purpose and create a vision, then mobilize others (or themselves) towards their goal.
Action is an embodied expression of our life force, based in our muscular system and aligned with our core. In action, we can be relaxed, even in the midst of stress. Action needs to be connected with a powerful story of caring or higher purpose. In other words – for the sake of what higher purpose is this being done? If we are not connected to a narrative of what matters to us and why it matters, we are simply performing tasks, going about our days tediously completing a checklist.
So first of all, it is crucial to know what you truly care about – whether it is teaching a yoga class, raising children, defending the planet, or being present for a friend. You can discover this by looking for moments when you are most alive and energized. Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness, suggests that true happiness is to come from a place of meaning – giving your gifts where they are most needed. This brings self-worth and being at home in your own skin. It involves staying true to yourself, even while serving others.
At the Sacred Leadership Program, October 1st-2nd you will be invited to discover your vision, bolster your aliveness, and ground these in your body, your voice, and your presence. You will be amongst others who will reflect your impact and how much they would follow you. We will use the structure of the chakras as a skeleton to work with each of the core attributes of a Sacred Leader.
To learn more and experience these potent skills and your own strengths, join us at the Becoming a Sacred Leader Teleconference September 14th and 21st. We will explore the tool-set of a Sacred Leader. These two experiential calls will help you identify a meaningful value you can align with and how to embody it with authenticity, voice, vitality and passion. Whether you identify yourself as a leader or not, you are a powerful force of change in the world around you.
Come join us at Gabriola Island for 5 days of learning to guide the journey to wholeness and gain new tools to help your students and clients.