They have made it happen. They have been champions of change and they have seen what has to be done to make this happen. Their passion is contagious and their power is strong. It's time to start listening.
It is all too easy for people to just follow what is popular and what is trendy and what is coming down the pike in the media. We also get in the habit of getting on the wrong bandwagon, but the true energy comes from within. It's this inner strength that will push us to where we need to go.
So if we want to be leaders, we need to realize that we don't need to be a celebrity, nor do we need to wear the latest fashions or be available to do something in public. We need to develop an inner drive and courage to take action.
We also need to know how to hold ourselves accountable and know what to do if we make a mistake. We need to know how to forgive ourselves, and what to do if we can't forgive ourselves. It is imperative that we understand that it is OK to give ourselves time to think and that we should never become accusatory or critical.
We need to know how to take our time, we need to remember that in order to change something you must be willing to take a stand, and for anyone who thinks it is easy is short sighted. You are not going to make this journey alone, and in fact you may find that you can receive support and encouragement from those who have already made it and achieved what they set out to do.
If you are in the health industry, you need to remember that as leaders you will have a lot of people asking you for advice, support and guidance. The challenges that we face are huge and it is our duty to be ready for any challenges that we may face along the way.
You need to know how to listen to the advice of others and also accept that sometimes your own money may be required. You should not cut corners when it comes to getting the funding needed for your business, or in fact for your personal living.
We also need to have the courage to take risks and work with a new business model that may not be able to work overnight. We need to trust that we will make it work and we need to know that we are not going to fail if we work hard.
We need to see success in the eyes of the audience and not focus on ourselves. We need to recognize the value in making yourself heard and feel and recognized that you are worth hearing.
In fact, you need to know how to hold everyone who speaks to you accountable and work with a professional health care practitioner when you are feeling that way. We also need to know that we are in this together and we cannot leave anyone behind.
We need to learn to say NO and that each and every day is an opportunity to make change. We need to be inspiring and hopeful and we need to know that if we are to continue to move forward and move toward a new era of a healthier planet, we need to hear the best beauty tips of the year and so to speak.