Beyond You Leadership: Takeaways from Leadercast (Part 1 of 2)
3 Minutes a Day That Will Boost Your Life and Leadership
Learning and growing your leadership takes time, but it takes longer if you're only consuming information and not applying it. Everyone has 3 minutes.
How long does it take to become good at something - like being a leader? Some say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. Others site that it takes 60-65 days to develop a habit. Still, others cite that the uber-successful read for 30 minutes every day.
Is it about learning, reading, watching?
Or is it about doing, repetition, action?
I'm inclined to say "yes"! It's a bit of both.
"Why this discussion?" you may ask. Well, I've been largely silent on my blog for the past 2 to 3 years and I want to start writing consistently again.
Why now? Well, in that time I've started a business (that's still growing), started a podcast, and started serving more often and in a greater capacity in my church. All of which required and still require me to grow as a leader.
These activities have also required more of my time - something I realize more and more is something of which people feel they have less and less.
However, I know that we all have 3 minutes. It's time we spend waiting at the doctor's office, at a restaurant, or the moments just before we wake our computer to start the work day.
I want to write about my journey as a young (I'm 29 as of this writing) and growing leader and I want to help those of you who are traveling the same road. It doesn't matter if you're just starting, walking beside me, or are decades into your leadership journey - we can all learn and grow from listening and sharing with one another.
I will share in bite-sized chunks as I live, learn, and lead. I will share my failures, my successes, and my utter confusion and frustration at times in the hopes that 3 minutes of my story will encourage, empower, and inspire you to keep rising in your walk.
I picked 3 minutes because I felt asking you for 3 minutes of your time was reasonable. I also picked it because it's about 500 words for me to write regularly and that seemed reasonable to me. I also picked it because it has a nice ring to it - The 3 Minute Leader - don't you think?!
Learning and growing in anything takes time, but it takes even longer if you're only consuming information and not applying it. I once heard leadership author, Perry Noble, say "Information plus application equals transformation". That phrase rings truer every day.
With that said, my hope is that you'll not just read for 3 minutes and then go on as if nothing happened. No. I want you - I challenge you - to apply just 1 thing that came into your mind while you were reading!
The 3 Minute Leader Plan is more than just a catchy name and short read.
It's a spark!
A jumping off point to get you to your next step!
Leadership is a marathon. Not a sprint. So, take one more step.
Go just a bit further today than you did yesterday.
Be patient just a little bit longer.
Be just a bit more clear in your instruction.
Be just a tad more empathetic with those you lead.
Anyone can become a 3 Minute Leader.
I believe you have what it takes!
Until next time... Keep Rising!