Here’s your mentality when you’re a servant leader. You say, “I’m going to serve somebody with my leadership skills.”
That’s the whole concept of being a servant leader. You lead with the understanding that you’re going to serve somebody else with your leadership skills. And then the transformation comes easy. Now you enjoy your job.
You’re not just going through the motions. You’re not just saying, “Well, I’m making tons of money, so I guess I’ll keep doing it.” That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. It’s not necessary to live that way! Ask yourself, why do you do your job? If your only reason is that you make a lot of money doing it, then I don’t understand. I mean, making a lot of money is great. That’s great! But are you going home, looking at yourself in the mirror, and feeling miserable? There’s no point in that.
Check out those people that enjoy their jobs because they’re helping. Think about it. They go home fulfilled. As a result, they’re better husbands and wives. They’re better parents. They’re better in their families. All because they’re fulfilled in their jobs. All because they’re not just working to make ends meet. They’re not just working to make tons of money. They’re doing that, sure, but they’re also working because it helps other people.
Here’s the consequence of servant leadership: your soul literally is healed. Your soul is healed simply through helping other people. You feel better as a person. You know exactly why you walk this earth. There’s a reason for you to be here, and you feel like you’re fulfilling your mission. You feel a sense of accomplishment. It’s addicting!
We’re starting to figure it out. Now we are developing companies that are committed to a cause, and we’re finding out that when we do, people want to buy our products. We’re founding companies, producing goods and services, and creating jobs, for the purpose of service.
This isn’t driven by greed. It’s driven by serving-oriented people. You’re starting to see a new generation of people who are saying, “We’re tired of just making money for ourselves. We’re tired of all these things. You know what? I’ve got a gift. I’ve got a gift of marketing, or I’ve got a gift of invention. I’ve been given a mind that can design a product, or a concept, or an idea. I take pleasure in that, personal pleasure, and I take pride in it. I even make a living doing it. But above all, I know that it’s going to help somebody else, and this is why I want to continue doing it.”
You see, it’s addicting. What happens once you get past the whole do-it-for-yourself mentality? What happens when you start a business or take on a job simply because you’re helping somebody else? What happens when you do this, and your concept works? You want to continue to do it! Try it out. Leave a comment and share your experiences. And see you Wednesday.