Cultivating leadership by embracing the uniqueness of your chosen lane requires effort. When you know ‘your lane’ and OWN ‘your lane’ you do not have interference or traffic/noise hindering your performance. I am beyond vigilant about staying in ‘my lane’. I know what I am good at and I know what I am not good at, and I choose to associate myself with the best of the best such that when something is outside of ‘my lane’ I delegate to these associates.
Working solely in your lane enhances your expertise, keeps you in the slipstream, has you in alignment with working your strengths and has you strengthen the definition in the muscle (using this as an analogy). When working in your lane YOU ARE NOT PREOCCUPIED with what others are doing in their lane. You DO NOT compare yourself to others for you are too busy honouring your own lane.
It takes something to stay in ‘your lane’ for there are often distractions that can take you off course.
Top 25 Examples:-
1. Being a ‘yes’ person and not honouring the power of saying ‘no’
2. DOING activity that does not forward YOUR game
3. Using ‘busyness’ as an excuse to avoid prioritising what is important
4. Taking business that is not in alignment with your chosen lane – if you continue to take business that is not in alignment with what you want you will never transition to have your future be what you want it to be
5. Being overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ lists and not honouring your personal boundaries
6. Being a slave to your diary instead of designing the ‘ideal work week’
7. Consistently not meeting your financial targets because you continually sabotage your business by doing an activity that is NOT revenue generating
8. Spending time worrying about what others are doing in your sector
9. Saying yes to networking meetings that produce no results, for you!
10. Feeling obliged to meet with people who approach you that you know can do NOTHING to forward your game
11. Not having clarity on what you do, what is unique about your offering
12. Not knowing how to articulate what you do with mastery
13. Spending time worrying, projecting, hanging out in lower level energy and not taking responsibility to shift state
14. Complaining and not doing anything about it
15. Being out of alignment in your life with what you say you value – being out of alignment = conflict – if you want no conflict, get into alignment with what matters to you!
16. Hanging out in vagueness, confusion as to what to do
17. Not operating with a sense of urgency, hunger, passion for what you do
18. Not charging in accordance with your worth
19. Sabotaging your earning potential by discounting everything
20. Being ineffective with your time management, diary management, working to plan
21. Hanging out with people who do not serve you
22. Tolerating drama
23. Tolerating a lack of traction
24. Listening to the naysayers
25. Selling out to your inner critic
If you allow ANYTHING to distract you from ‘your lane’, it will hinder the speed with which you can reach your desired destination! So what do I recommend? – Here’s my Top 25 Recommendations:-
1. Know what your lane is!
2. Know your ‘why’!
3. Honour ‘your lane’ like your life depended on it!
4. Do not deviate from ‘your lane’!
5. Know how to articulate what you do and your point of difference with gusto
6. Stand out, OWN your space
7. View being a disruptor as a positive trait for no change can occur if you stay safe
8. As a change agent you must embrace confrontation, resistance and uncomfortability as your ‘new norm’. Lean in, constantly
9. Do things differently A LOT
10. Get support, stop being a martyr to your life and business
11. Walk your talk, stop being a hypocrite
12. Walk your values!
13. Who you hang out with speaks to your standards…set the standards HIGHER than HIGH
14. DO THE WORK, if anything in your past is hindering your future then get the healing quick smart!
15. Leverage your network, what is the point of having a network if you do not leverage their support
16. Ask for help, allow contribution, make requests of people DAILY – operate from a state of ABUNDANCE
17. Associate yourself with the best of the best to complement what you do
18. Get an accountability buddy
19. Learn to be your word-like breath
20. Stop comparison, it’s a killer
21. You educate people on how to treat you, so audit those you chose to associate with, if they do not honour who you be in the world, let them go!
22. Honour your personal boundaries and morning practices without fail
23. Audit how much of your time daily is spent on non-revenue generating activity and get present to the costs of sabotaging your potential
24. Clear your energy field regularly
25. Become a lifelong learner and immerse yourself in personal and professional development to evolve to your highest potential
I am often asked what I do for work and my standard response is this: I gave up work 20 years ago, I do not relate to what I do as work, I live my passion with passion.
Can you say the same? If not, stop selling your soul – a new future awaits those who are ready to listen …
Do you solemnly swear to stay in your lane, your whole lane, and nothing but your lane?
CEO/C-Suite Leadership Coach Sally partner’s CEO’s/C-Suite Leadership Executives/Key Influencers Achieve Unprecedented ‘Sustainable’ RESULTS!