Today we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America. The 1776 Declaration of Independence was historic because it replaced old world monarchies with the voice of the individual.
In that same way, the current Sharing Economy allows individuals even more power to create their individual and organizational breakthrough. That means we can disrupt our lives if we follow a similar pattern to what our Founding Fathers and Mothers did.
Here are 7 Lessons that will help create our historic breakthrough.
First, they were Bold.
They dared to challenge the world’s most powerful government. That is scary and impressive. Most will never challenge anyone stronger than them. Few dare to do what others think is impossible.
Be Bold. What seemingly impossible challenge will take?
Second, they built a Team.
Remember, it is called the “UNITED” States of America. They reached out to other colonies against a common enemy. Their unity was not perfect but like any winning team it was enough to be successful.
How will you build your team to take on that bold challenge?
Third, they planned.
They planned their approach and specific actions. Sometimes they reacted but most of the time they had a strategy and that is how they eventually won.
What is your strategy to break through?
Fourth, they took action.
They traveled to meet together, debated the best approach before writing and signing the document. Then they took action building support, raising money and an army as well as fostering foreign support. As a group and as individuals they took one action after another. Breakthroughs are only possible if the right action is taken in a way that it can be successful.
What actions do you need to take to breakthrough?
Fifth, they sacrificed.
The revolution cost many their very lives, fighting for their freedom. Although it didn’t cost any of the signers their lives, it did cost them financially.
What are you willing to sacrifice for your breakthrough?
Sixth, they persevered.
Signing the Declaration of Independence didn’t end the battle. If anything, it amplified it. Revolutionary heroes had to keep going even when they felt like quitting or when others thought they were done.
How do you plan to keep going when you don’t feel like it?
Seventh, they inspired those that would follow them.
Great things don’t just happen when one person acts. Instead, breakthroughs inspire other breakthroughs. We cannot celebrate our independence today without recognizing all those who have gone before us, broke through and inspired us to do the same. We are free because others have fought for their freedom and that inspires us.
Who will you inspire to break through?
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I am Dr. Loren Murfield and I work with aspiring and emerging leaders to breakthrough and become disruptive leaders, doing the impossible by changing the paradigm of their thinking and telling powerful stories. If that is your desire, contact me today.
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