What you are famous for is subjective and personal.
These days I’m spending a good deal of time taking some of my very best material on positive leadership and customer loyalty to create an in-depth yet affordable E-Course on how you can become a “Positive Energizer” where you work.In the middle of the course, after much discussion about where your emotional intelligence lies I ask this question:
What do you want to be famous for?
As a leader, what do you want to be known for, seen as, remembered as, stand for, steward?
In your customer’s eyes and the eyes of the world: What do you want to be?
I’d like to share an exercise from the course to help you answer that question. Take at least 15 minutes in a quiet space to ponder these questions and write down your answers.
Here’s the best way to do this exercise:
Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed for 15 minutes.
- Relax into your chair and count your breath.
- Four counts in and four counts out. Make each breath a little deeper than the one before.
- Close your eyes, and put a hand over your heart.
- Bring to mind one thing about your work experience that you really appreciate and feel gratitude for it.
- Sink into that gratitude.
Now, use your imagination to put yourself out into the future a few years.
Now answer the question: What do I want to be famous for?
I’d love to know.