“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.”
— Max de Pree
When you were born, you were given a gift.
Do you know what your gift is?
Your gift might have been apparent from a young age or, like most people, your gifts developed and were recognized over time out of direct life experience.
More importantly, do you realize what this means?
It means you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t just as an important as anyone else in all the history of the Universe. Everyone is given at least one gift.
This makes you in league with Plato, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Dr. Stephen Hawking…
Right now, your mind should be blown. Or you might be half scared out of your wits because it means accepting total responsibility for your life — something that’s been sorely lacking.
Will you finally accept the latest form of your soul’s gentle swan song to be your best self, or will you continue to do things the same way you’ve always been doing them?
“To be or not to be.”
— William Shakespeare
One choice will lead you to your highest potential, the other to the barest existence — a slave to culture and conditioning, a.k.a. Society — where you forfeit your sovereignty and self-empowerment.
Individualism: Your Watershed Moment
You, and others like you, are presently awakening to the realization that everything in the Universe is interconnected and interdependent — an expanded form of consciousness called unity consciousness.
The initial stages of unity consciousness are measurable as the qualities found in emotional intelligence, a term brought to our attention by Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book by the same name.
Emotional intelligence comprises of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill. Do you recognize any of these qualities in yourself?
“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also
being moved to help relieve it.”
— Daniel Goleman
Something happens in unity consciousness. Not only do you begin to take responsibility for yourself, you realize we’re here to take care of each other.
The simple act of taking responsibility, beginning with yourself, automatically makes you a leader.
Collectivism: Sovereignty and Service
Unity consciousness goes beyond the egocentric self, fully cognizant that in a symbiotic world, what you do for another, you ultimately do for yourself.
Collectivism recognizes the overwhelming benefit of aligning ourselves cooperatively rather than in competition for the common good to create win-win scenarios.
“Anyone who has ever achieved true greatness made the leap from separation to unity consciousness utilizing her or his gifts in service of humanity.” TWEET THIS
Fuelled by the power of collectivism balanced upon a substratum of unabashed individualism, self-leadership has the power to transform your life and the world in less than a decade — something that took lifetimes, even millennia, to accomplish under the old paradigm.
And this time, no one is left behind.
First, you must understand that collectivism defined by unity consciousness is not the historical collectivism derived out of separative thinking that calls for self-sacrifice, which isn’t necessary in an abundant world.
Individualism is a critical component cultivating natural diversity and maintaining checks and balances and thus remains.
New Leadership Blueprint
In unity consciousness, individualism and collectivism unite to transcend egoic self-service, creating a supportive environment for the development of every person’s skills and unique gifts.
This is where you step into your power. This is where you thrive.
When you choose to take responsibility and live your highest potential, you have the support of the entire Universe behind you.