“In order to lead and change the world, you have to start by leading and changing your life.” -Michael J. Fite
Have you ever thought in your mind what it would be to be called president of something? You see presidents of countries, clubs, and organizations and think highly of them because they have achieved the highest position available respectively. You may look up to them and see the power that they have in leading people and making change.
I want to ask you two questions off top, and I want to know if you believe me on this:
- What if I told you that you are already a president and have been since day one?
- What if I told you that your presidency can leave bigger impact than an elected or selected president?
If you answered yes, then you understand your powers and responsibility as President of You. If you answered no, then it is time for you to open your eyes and mind to the position you have been holding since day one…President of You!
Today’s inspiration is all about you Mister/Madam President! We will discuss the following:
- How is president defined?
- How did you get the title Mister or Madam President on day one of birth?
- What is the difference between President You and President of a country or organization?
- Mister/Madam President of You! How can you make the presidency of your life count?
Now that we have the questions, let’s find the answers!
How is president defined?
Merriam-Webster has a definition for president as:
- Someone who has the highest position in an organization or business.
- The head of the government in some countries.
President is simply associated with being the leader or front guy/woman.
How did you get the title Mister/Madam President on day one of your birth?
Granted, we all have different names given to us from birth and even different titles (son, daughter, baby, princess, little man, etc.), there was a secret title that was given to all of us.
- For the males, the title given was Mister President!
- For the females, the title given was Madam President!
Now you may not refer to yourself as such, but let’s take a look at six aspects of your presidency since the beginning:
- Your inauguration.
- Your day of birth served as your inauguration because it was on that day you was sworn in to live you life simply by being born.
- Your Vice President.
- Your parent(s) became your vice president(s) because you needed someone to be your initial helpmate to live your life.
- Over time, you may have selected a best friend, mentor, boyfriend, or girlfriend to be your Vice President.
- If you got married, your Vice President may have changed from mom or dad to your husband or wife.
- Your Cabinet.
- Your cabinet on day one featured your family and doctors who all served a specific role in getting you here, cleaned up, and looking good for the world to see, kiss, and hold you for the first time.
- Over time, your cabinet has evolved to include friends, teachers, mentors, and professional associates to help advise you in certain areas of your life as you continue to grow.
- Your House of Representatives and Senate
- Your House of Representatives and Senate on day one was your entire family and everyone else outside of your parent(s) who wanted to give their proposal on what they think you should do and be.
- Over time, the people in your House of Representatives and Senate have come and gone with the wind, but they still all continue to propose to you ideas and suggestions as to what they think you should do and be in your life.
- Your Republic and People
- On day one, you served your republic, which was those who knew of your existence, by being born and looking as cute as a button, which made them smile and gush all over you.
- Over time, the number of people added to your republic has grown drastically because you continue to make decisions and do things that affect a lot of people, whether it is in person or through various forms of media.
- Your Term Limit
- Your term limit for being Mister or Madam President started when you were born and ends when your life is over.
- You cannot be removed from your position through a vote, impeachment, or protest.
When you look at your presidency, you will see that there is a lot that comes with being the President of You!
What is the difference between President You and President of a country or organization?
I have come up with a side-by-side comparison that you can look at and see three major differences between being the president of your life and being the president of a country or organization:
Mister/Madam President of You! What are five ways you can make the presidency of your life count?
Being that you are the leader of your life, it is important to understand that you must make your presidency count Mister/Madam President! Here is how you can make your presidency count:
- Accept and acknowledge your status as Mister/Madam President of You!
- If you have not yet claim your position as the leader of your life, now is the time to accept and acknowledge that you are responsible for the life that you live.
- In accepting and acknowledging your status as Mister/Madam President of You, you are letting yourself and the world know that you are accepting responsibility for your actions and how you choose to live your life.
- Find a good running mate to be your Vice President
- Although you can live your life successfully on your own, having someone who can support and help carry out your vision at times can help you become even more effective in your life.
- Find you someone who can do the following:
- Shares a similar or common vision of life goals.
- Can support and provide you guidance on your decision.
- Knows when to step in when you need help and keep you on track.
- A good running mate (wife, parent, child, friend, etc.) can run with you and make your successes come easier and more frequently.
- Establish a good cabinet.
- You want a good and solid collective of people who can help you make good decisions in various areas of your life.
- Establish your cabinet with the following:
- Diverse backgrounds (race, occupation, background, etc.)
- People who can be honest and have your back.
- People who can add to your vision and make you a better person.
- When you have a good cabinet in place, you are able to take advantage of wealth of knowledge and wisdom in order to be the best president you can be in your life.
- Listen to the issues.
- As the leader of you, it is important to listen to what issues exists.
- Take the time to gather information about what people see about you and what they think can make your life better.
- Listening to people about you can give you the opportunity to research and find ways to make yourself better as President of You.
- Make a difference in your life.
- The power to bring forth change and growth in your life requires your leadership.
- Take that thought or idea and turn into action that will bring forth the change you want to see.
- Example #1: If you want to save money, either start a savings or an investing account. Put money into the account and let it grow over time.
- Example #2: If you want peace in your life, remove people who bring negativity and replace them with positive people. Eventually you become the company of the people you are hanging with.
- Example #3: If you want to be healthier, replace the junk food with healthier food options and a good exercise regiment. Over time, if you stick with it and do what it takes, you will start to get in shape.
- When you are making a difference in your life as the leader, it will translate into doing your part to make the world a better place because you are setting the example.
I encourage you to take the time to look at your life as a whole up to this point. When you look at your life, you will see that you have been able to accomplish quite a lot in your time as being Mister/Madam President of your life. It is important to realize the power you have because there is a lot you can do to not only make your life count, but also make the world a better place. Let’s remember that you already have the power to be a leader inside as President of You; you just need to let to show in the things you do so that you can leave behind a long-lasting legacy.
I have a video that I want to share with you from my archives on your presidency. Feel free to take a look at it.
In addition, I have a few questions to ask you in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:
- What has been your proudest accomplishment as Mister/Madam President of your life?
- What made that accomplishment memorable?
- How has that accomplishment impacted you and other people around you?
- What is one thing as Mister/Madam President of your life that you want people to know and/or remember about you?
- What would you recommend to someone who is trying to realize their potential as a leader?
Your answers and comments can help yourself or someone else realize their potential and see…
- How can you make the presidency of your life count?