The biscuit

Photo Credit: Hayley Canfield

One of my favorite mottos says, “you gotta risk it to get the biscuit,” and the simple fact of the matter is, that not everyone gets the biscuit.

Whether it’s your mindset, your loyal, or your need to stay comfortable, there will always be something that stops you from leading with your best foot forward. So just please, and I am begging you. PLEASE.

Don’t let that person be you.

It’s no secret that life happens, and in the grand scheme of things, it’s not worth setting yourself on fire to achieve your next step. On the other hand, though, I urge every leader to put themselves in uncomfortable positions to grow.

Leadership is a lot like education; it’s supposed to prepare and teach you how to act in the unknown. This is done through all your previous experience and gained wisdom. And that’s done by taking some well-earned L’s in life. I’ve said this before, but you can’t win them all, and I sincerely hope you don’t.

Because it is those bitter moments in leadership – that truly help us to shine in our greatest moments. Leaders are not born. They are forged to the fire, water, brimstone, and a precious commodity. Remember that the next time you have even a sliver of doubt in yourself. A little faith in yourself can go a long way, and as previously stated I don’t believe in luck.

But I do believe in people, so you got this right? Of course, you do; time to go get that biscuit.

Till next time, Stay Caffeinated
Yours in all things leadership,

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