Leadership Habit 10 – Believe

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Leadership Habit 10 - Believe - Mike Malatesta

Leadership is a belief system.  And it’s infectious.  

If you believe, and use that belief as fuel, anything is possible. If, on the other hand, you don’t believe, you’re doomed.  

I read a book called “You Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins [highly recommend], a former Navy Seal.  In it, he describes our built-in self-limiting belief system, he calls it our ‘mind governor,’ which causes most of us to perform at only 40% of our true capability.  

We only use 40 percent! 

Imagine if he’s right.  Even if he’s only half right, or a quarter right, our ability to achieve what we believe appears to be exponentially higher than what we might naturally be inclined to believe.  

What an opportunity to 10x, 20x or 100x your thinking.  

And the great thing is that once you believe, it opens everyone you lead to believe as well. Everyone you lead will disconnect their own “mind governors”, and have the courage to pursue goals previously not imaginable, were it not for your belief – and belief in them.  

A Leader’s job is to maximize every resource in their possession.  To take each resource to a higher level of productivity.  To encourage themselves and their teams to leave their “mind governors” at home, to re-wire their notion of self-limits and to leave the 40% folks in their dust.      

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For me, being a good – or maybe even a great – Leader doesn’t just come down to having an understanding about what good Leadership takes.

It also comes down to the execution of what it takes.  To the doing of what it takes. To the habits of what it takes.  Read all my 10 leadership habits here.

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My purpose is to inspire and activate increasing greatness in entrepreneurs and leaders. My goal is to make a positive and profitable difference with every client I work with. I help clients apply the lessons I’ve been fortunate to learn in my 30 years as an entrepreneur to help them excel and create amazing lives, companies, teams, and futures.

I don’t do this work to make a living.
I do it to make a difference.

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  1. Entrepreneurs and CEOs of profitable, privately held companies leading companies with revenues between $10M and $250M.
  2. Leaders who are committed to moving beyond where they are professionally and personally AND have the autonomy to make the decisions and take the actions necessary to do so.
  3. People who value making significant investments in themselves
  4. Kind people.

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