My latest podcast episode on The BE Series Podcast was with Ryan Birmingham and we talked about the number one leadership quality that you need. You need to BE Humble.
Want to know our hiring qualifications in our businesses? You must be humble, hungry, and smart! That’s a whole other story I will share with you sometime.
Today let’s focus on how and why you need to BE humble!
Quora.com states, “Humble can be an adjective or a verb. Opposites of humble the adjective may include proud, arrogant, self-centered, egocentric, egotistical, narcissistic, boastful, bumptious. … Opposites of the verb humbleareself-aggrandize, grand-stand, boast, brag.”
The bottom line is this: no one wants to be around a braggart.
But at the other end of the spectrum, it’s also draining to be around someone that lacks confidence.
C.S Lewis said this famous quote I absolutely love… “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
This thought couldn’t be more appropriate right now as our entire country sits in quarantine to avoid the Coronavirus! Put the people around you first. Truly humble people will stay home and follow the CDC guidelines to help curtail this invisible monster plaguing all of us. How do you know if you’re really humble? Www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com says this:
Humble people… 1. resist the urge of always wanting to be right!2. are willing to admit error when they are wrong; they allow others to “save face” when they’re right! 3. don’t take things personally. They are masters of letting go and moving on.
How about you? Do you pass the test on these? I run national Be Nice or Else teams and leadership teams for the Paul Mitchell network, and one of the challenges that I gave my schools this past week was to ask three “truth tellers” in their life these questions:
#1 what are my strengths?
#2 what are my opportunities for growth?
So that’s my challenge for all of you this week to do the same thing. Ask those questions to someone you trust.
Let me know what you find out!