ATL Gorjez magazine challenge all entrepreneurs to expand their awareness on how you could become excellent leaders by within your community.
As entrepreneurs, we are all leaders. We have the opportunity to really change things, to make a difference in a positive and significant way.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how we can be better leaders in our businesses and that’s very important. However, every person has the
potential to becoming strong role models within their communities. As an entrepreneur you have the opportunity to make a significant impact how
things could change and grow within your environment.
Now, I’m not necessarily talking about running for mayor, city council, or the county commission. It doesn’t have to be big- but there are many ways
you can get more involved within your community and become a better leader.
Here are some ideas:
- Step up and offer to lead in organizations you’re already a part of: hobby groups like hiking or photography, religious communities, or service organizations.
- Consider joining a city or county commission or committee that covers topics that affect you and your business, like sustainability, housing, and redevelopment.
- Join a non-profit as a volunteer or even a board member. Boards love to have people who have business experience.
Pick a topic that interests you, and find a group or organization that shares your interest-it could be directly connected to your business or not.
Most of these organizations are looking for leaders like you! and the networking opportunities are endless! You’ll meet people you wouldn’t
otherwise meet. You’ll connect with them in a joint effort that’s meaningful, which will help you form bonds you wouldn’t otherwise have.
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, there’s a place for you!
As an entrepreneur It’s really wise to expand your network beyond the obvious business connections. You just never know who can connect you to
your next wonderful client or stream of income.
We live in interesting times, as the Chinese proverb says, and it can be scary because we don’t know what’s coming.
We can empower ourselves in times like this by remembering that everything, everything begins locally. It begins person to person on a local level.
You can influence how things unfold at that level. And the ripple effect of all of us taking positive action means we can collectively influence the future
for the better.
So ATL Gorjez magazine challenge you to be the change you wish to see in the world. Allow 2017 be your year to step up!
You have the opportunity, as a business leader, to be a contributor to meaningful and positive change. You have the opportunity to have impact,
perhaps on a bigger scale than you’re ever considered.
the community and the larger world.
You matter. What you do matters. And what you contribute is a gift to us all.