If you feel like you're influencing others for the wrong reasons, ask: How am I drawing attention to myself, and away from others? What is the organization missing while it’s focusing on me? If my company relies on me too much, what happens if I need a break, or become ill, or want to do something different? What do I do when I don’t know what to do and have not built up others to contribute? What do I do when all my old tricks of charisma or being “smart” don’t suit some future challenge? What happens if my moral compass becomes shaky, or if I did not develop one before becoming the charismatic leader everyone adores? If I have created this reliance on me, who will help me recognize this and change?
Why do I want money? How much do I need to live a simple, yet comfortable life? Where am I being wasteful ? Am I helping those less fortunate? Am I being a good example for my children ? Teaching them how to use money wisely?
Ask yourself the following questions for each area in your life: What is the smallest thing I could do to make progress in this area of life TODAY? If I was living like a “rating of 10 out of 10” for this area of my life, what would I have done to get to a 10 from where I am today? What is one big thing that I know I need to do in this area of my life to make progress, but I am scared or hesitant to do?
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