Episode 296: Why Your Future as a Leader Starts Now | Jacob Morgan

What is the purpose of a goal?

Many people believe that the purpose of a goal is to achieve some predefined result. In reality, the purpose of a goal is to serve an appropriate purpose in the moment. It’s not about the result; it’s about who you need to become to earn the right to achieve your goals. When you imagine the future, who is the person that you need to become to be a leader in that future? Imagine it and make it real. Your future as a leader starts now.

Jacob Morgan is a four-time best-selling author, including his most recent work, “The Future Leader.” This conversation will spur you to ask yourself important questions. Where do you have an opportunity to improve your mindset? What skills do you have an opportunity to improve? And what is The ONE Thing that you can do that would make your evolution into a future leader easier — or irrelevant altogether?

The ONE Thing to take away from this episode:

The path to getting everything you want starts with ONE Thing at a time.

Think hard about what ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, makes everything else easier or unnecessary. Then, take that ONE Thing and put it into action.

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?

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Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. 

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LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE

My 66-Day Challenge Calendar

Discover how to form your first power habit with the 66-Day Challenge Calendar

The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (Hard Cover)

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