I contribute my fair share by devouring leadership, management, and business books on a regular basis. Here's what I have noticed though. Authors are selling what worked for THEM and hope to convince you that it will work in your situation.
Instead, wouldn't it be better if YOU were the focus?
I've done that for you below. (You're welcome.). Review the nine possible journeys below--each one takes about 30 seconds, hence the title of today's blog. These journeys are one aspect of the Enneagram, a tool I use regularly to help my clients with their self-awareness.
All you have to do is figure out which journey best describes you. Then, apply the behavior at the end of each journey to realize your potential. It really is that simple, but as you will see, it's not easy. (***FYI, if you already know your type, you can jump down to your journey and reflect! ***)
Let's get started!
Journey #1 -- The Journey of the Perfectionist
Journey #2 -- The Journey of the Helper
Journey #3 -- The Journey of the Performer
Journey #4 -- The Journey of the Romantic
Journey #5 -- The Journey of the Investigator
Journey #6 -- The Journey of the Questioner
Journey #7 -- The Journey of the Epicure
Journey #8 -- The Journey of the Challenger
Journey #9 -- The Journey of the Peacekeeper
To be the best leader you can be, you must FINISH your journey. It is very difficult to apply someone else's success and make it your own. It's even more difficult to sustain. That is why self-help should be so personal.
Conquer yourself first, and then the world is your oyster!