Leadership Conditioning Practice Movement Forward

AUDIO: 4 Tips That Will Condition Your Leadership Immediately

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Maybe you’ve noticed that the reality of fitness is that we’re either gaining or we’re losing. Nothing stays the same. We’re only in shape when we’re intentionally “getting” in shape. Sure we can take recovery breaks and for a period of time our bodies, minds and momentum carry us nicely.


Movement Always, and In All Ways

We can’t train hard every day. But in general, if we’re not consistently moving forward, we always fall back.

The good news is this: if we’re engaged in small but consistent traction items, we’re always moving forward. It’s a lifestyle. It’s the Breakthrough Leadership lifestyle. We are part of a moving force that never stops…moving.

From Struggle to Passion

Lots of people see conditioning as a negative concept. They dread the “work” of conditioning because it seems like struggle instead of passion. The reality is that once you’re experiencing leadership fitness, there is nothing more exciting or more energizing. There’s nothing you’d rather do because the endorphins of exercising those leadership muscles is a lifestyle of Breakthrough.

You make progress, you build and grow in areas you never knew were possible. It doesn’t happen all at once. just like any conditioning, it takes time and persistence. That’s the beauty of it. Nothing stays the same. Momentum is either working for you or against you.

You can get and stay in leadership shape if you’ll follow these 4 intentional steps every day.

#1. Say It Out Loud

Speak your chosen beliefs. I call these Breakout Statements. You get trapped in your own cocoon of circumstantial evidence that tries to force you into acceptance. You must shatter those assumptions with the spoken word. Even if it’s not in evidence, you have to condition yourself for today’s leadership by voicing the statements of belief you have adopted. Say it out loud. Say it often.

#2. Focus on the Feeling

I call this Flashing. You need to flash on the emotions, the passion driven by the vision of your leadership success and the mission your team is on. That clarity, that fierceness will galvanize you against the circumstantial attacks of today. You can learn to flash and those instant moments of awareness will transport you to the destination of your leadership. Flash early and often. Make it intentional. Do it now.

#3. Move

Stop getting ready to get ready. DO SOMETHING NOW. I don’t care what it is, if you’re taking action toward your purpose, you’re creating momentum. What is the small increment you can travel right now? Do it Now.

#4. Tell someone

Make an attempt to share your vision and your passion. Forget about sharing your frustrations and fears, share your passion. Practice trying to express what is bouncing around in your head. The more you try to write it, speak it, and share it, the more it becomes real in you. Simply having thoughts is not enough. To own them, you have to share them.

What you’re passionate about is what you’ll learn about, talk about and ultimately it’s what you’ll be the best at. If you want your leadership to go the distance, it’s time to take the simple steps of conditioning that always get results. It’s time to choose Breakthrough Leadership.

Add your comments to the conversation: Have you been hesitating to take action lately? Are you telling yourself, “I’ll start doing that next week/month/year? How can you create action NOW?  Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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