By Genae Girard
Author and expert marketer Seth Godin is one of the people I follow closely. Who wouldn't want to follow someone that has his own plastic action figure? He pushes the Internet envelope to create change and squash modernization fear. I recently listened to his Audio book Tribes. In the book he talks about having the guts to be a heretic. To shake up your life’s snow globe and not be a sheep walking around without passion.
If you have recently gone through breast cancer treatment, you know that if you didn’t have passion in your life, you emphatically need it now. Godin mentions are you going to be a “sheep”, or are you going to “color outside the lines?” To be brave is to step outside the safe realm of how we were domesticated and to take a risk. Leadership can be that gold shiny pathway.
Leadership in your community, business or group is also about externalizing your focus. This externalization allows you to heal faster as the natural tendency to help others brings joy and positive thoughts. There is an energy shift from you to others, which can be cathartic. When you choose to lead and create your own tribe consider squashing mediocrity and instead create a movement.
-Genae Girard, Creator of the Breast Cancer Site www.BeyondtheBoobieTrap.com
Author of: Off the Rack, Chronicles of a Thirty-Something, Single Breast Cancer Survivor