How Being Grounded Makes You a Better Leader

by Oct 26, 2020

Can climbing the corporate ladder have a positive or negative effect on your personality and how you work? Being a part of the corporate world, one can get sucked into enjoying titles and very lucrative positions, and the focus on success can end up with many of us ignoring the bigger picture in life.

The life of a leader is demanding and complex. Responsibilities only increase with time. It can become difficult to find the perfect balance between personal and professional life.

“How we choose to balance the two spheres of professional and personal life determines how fulfilling our life is going to be.”

The secret to becoming a truly successful and fulfilled leader is to stay grounded.

When we are grounded, we remain relatively unaffected by the ups and downs in our lives because we are connected to our real selves.

Taking care of ourselves as leaders means giving proper focus to our work, spending quality time with family and friends, and following some spiritual practices. This all ties into being able to preserve our authenticity.

Stay Grounded

Life is multi-faceted, and to live it in a fulfilling way we must ensure a proper balance of all the spheres of our life.

Innovative leaders and a decision-makers tend to proactively think out of the box, but you are still looking at the box.

According to my recent Rant & Grow podcast guest Rishad Ahmed, a life coach, business coach, and mentor with 20+ years of experience, our brain has immense capacity to break free from the old ways and deliver fresh and energetic ideas.

“We have the innate capacity to not get flustered whenever we come face to face with a problem.”

If you feel confused and seem to be stuck, then it’s time for to pick up a fresh approach and find a new way of doing things.

This begs the question: How do these new and fresh ideas come to us?

Rishad has found the answer in Eastern philosophy which suggests that our mind is not exactly in our head or physical body.

“Our mind is an energy field surrounding our body.”

All our information, thoughts, and perceptions are derived from the core of our consciousness.

“When practicing centering techniques that silences the mind, you will find yourself channelizing your surrounding energetic field into the brain to deliver unique solutions.”

The more connected and grounded you are to your inner self, the easier it will be for you to stay authentic and find a perfect balance in your life.

This grounded way of being, enables you to make better decisions in all aspects of your life.

Trust and Train Your Mind

The typical way of dealing with things in the corporate world has forced us to think only about the structured and established ways.

We are obsessed with following the old and conventional KPI methods that give us the hope of a better ROI.

It is science and logic that drives the decisions of leaders who aren’t willing to discover tier authentic selves.

“Leaders who break free from the traditional wheel thinking, who trust their instincts springing up from consciousness, tend to make better decisions”.

We end up restraining our minds if we try to bind it by the limitations of only logic.

The mind is an exceptional machine.

“Logic may help you to assemble thoughts, but the origin of thoughts are beyond logic.”

If you are truly seeking organic answers, they will come to you if you center yourself and connect with your spiritual self.

With the breeze of freshness and spontaneity, you will notice your mind can do wonders for you.

To preserve this authenticity in your thoughts, you must introspect and trust the power of your mind, and this can only be accomplished by being grounded.

Find Time for Yourself

Every answer and solution exists before the questions or problems are raised. Read that again please.

To get to the answers you need to connect with your inner self. Spend some time with yourself, clear your mind of distractions, and your mind will have access to fresh perspective.

To be an effective leader, you need to shift away from being commanding and controlling. You must treat yourself as a channel to help people. Your role is to channel the right energy that supports the purpose you are committed to.

“There is no fixed formula to stay grounded. You must embark on your own journey to build the bridge to your inner self.”

You might have heard people asking you to be positive or look at things positively. But, in doing so, you are disconnecting from the truth. There is a lot of fake positivity floating around us.

The most important step to being grounded is to embrace the truth. See things as they are and you can solve every problem.

“Pretending to be positive will push you towards negativity. Be authentic.”

As a leader, it’s your connection to the true self that will help you excel in every sphere of life.

Embracing your inner self and accepting things the way they are, that’s how you can be in the present and grounded.

Check out the Rant & Grow podcast episode with Rishad. Maybe you’ll discover some wisdom for your own life. You can listen to the podcast right here.

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