There is a difference between a leader and those who “Lead.”
The people who lead, are the once who actually inspire people. While the leaders are just there to tell people what to do and how to do. Great leaders share their beliefs, connect directly and share their own inspirations.
They have a reason that, “Why they do it.”
This is what inspires people. It’s not about “What,” it’s not about “How,” but the “Why.”
This is what Tony Robbins used to inspire people, it’s what Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and Write brothers used to inspire people.
I was watching an interesting Ted Talks by Simon Sinek and he caught my attention in just first few seconds. This guy definitely knows what he is talking about.
Why do people buy Apple’s products like crazy? It’s not because iPad or iPod or IPhone or a Mac is unique. It’s because there is only one Steve Jobs. You may find many reasons, some may say it’s all the hype, some will say their products are simple and elegant, some may say it’s cool and so on.
But the actual reason why people buy from them is because they “believe” it’s one of the best products out there in the market and Apple is innovative. They share their beliefs about how a product should be with the guy who leads the apple.
Your actions should be directed by your passion, if your actions are not directed by your passion then you can be a little bit successful, but not great.
This is what Google shares with us. Their famous “Don’t be Evil” motto, which shows what they believe. Most of the people believes that corporate jackasses have only one motto, make more money.
What is their purpose?
Of course, Profits. Don’t let hunger for money drive your decision making system.
And that is kinda true. In many big companies that I have seen, they all have Harvard or Stanford educated executives to lead their company. But they can never understand that their degree won’t help them becoming great.
Write brothers have NO college education. They funded their project by their own savings via their bicycle shop. They have a passion that they can do something that can change the world around. And so, they did!
Many people at that time were figuring out how to make an airplane, heavily funded with highly educated people around them. But they don’t have their “Why.” The only why they had was that they wanna be rich.
Steve Jobs was also a drop out and almost didn’t have any college education. Richard Branson is Dyslex and a dropout too. Frank Kern, the legendary internet marketer is dyslexic, and didn’t went to a college.
They all believe in sharing and creating the value. They believe in working hard to create that value, which makes a difference. This is what separates the “Leaders” from “The ones who lead.”
This is what separates the politicians from M.L. King, Gandhi and Lincoln.
So, why you do what you do? If you can’t find a clear and an instant answer, then you gotto work on it.
So until we meet again, Be Good, Get Clear and Get Charged.