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3 New Leadership Skills I Learned from Barack Obama

By Darren Hardy on Jan 17, 2019 12:31:04 PM

I remember it like yesterday...
January 20, 2009.
As I watched the newly elected Barack Obama be sworn in as our 44th president and watched him give his inaugural speech, I was struck with a fantastic leadership skills epiphany.
I realized why I’m not more successful:
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Taking Responsibility  - The 100% Rule

By Darren Hardy on Dec 5, 2018 5:30:02 PM

Like it or not, you are 100% responsible for your life.
Everything that’s going on in your life right now is your own dang fault.  The question is if you're taking responsibility for it.
You chose all of it, no matter what has happened… hear me–it’s your fault.
  • If you haven’t achieved your dreams, it’s your fault
  • If you are low on money, it’s your fault
  • If you got divorced, it’s your fault
  • If the relationship with your kids, co-workers, neighbors or friends is tension filled or less than loving, it’s only your fault
  • If you are overweight, not where you wanted to be in your career, not joyful, not mentally and spiritually peaceful, don’t have enough time, feel overwhelmed, overscheduled and frazzled...
Say it after me…
You did it.
All of it.
Luckily, if you're not thrilled with your life so far, there's a remedy for it.  It's called taking radical responsibility.  

Some call it "taking ownership" or "the 100% rule."  Tony Robbins might call it something like "personal power."

But essentially taking responsibility means YOU get to choose your own fate (good or bad).  

Taking responsibility for yourself means you don't blame the traffic for being late, your significant other for your bad relationship, or the weather for not being able to exercise.

You're the captain of your own ship.  You're in charge of your destiny.

If you're a business leader, it means you don't blame your team, the economy, or Donald Trump for your organization's poor performance.  It's all on your back.

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Example of Taking Responsibility

I recently released a Darren Daily where I retold a story from "The Compound Effect" about a time I had to take 100% responsibility for a mistake I made.

... a VERY big mistake.

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How to Find a Mentor & the Best Leaders to Emulate

By Darren Hardy on Dec 5, 2018 2:47:07 PM

If you're looking for the ultimate shortcut to success, then your #1 priority should be to learn how to find a mentor or a great leader to emulate.
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Managers vs Leaders - 5 Critical Differences (with Examples)

By Darren Hardy on Nov 28, 2018 5:46:47 PM

Let's play a game we'll call "Managers vs Leaders."

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7 Unique Leadership Qualities of the Best Leaders in History

By Darren Hardy on Nov 19, 2018 6:28:16 AM

Great leaders are the backbone of our society.

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Leadership Test - 5 Signs You're (NOT) a Good Leader

By Darren Hardy on Nov 17, 2018 4:12:27 PM


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