Qualities Of A Great Leader

  • By TOM LOMBARDI
  • 07 Jun, 2017

6 Key Leadership Traits For Entrepreneurs

From being your own marketing department to being your own accountant or IT department an entrepreneur can sometimes need to perform a wide range of tasks to get their fledgling businesses up and running. One oft overlooked factor in being a successful entrepreneur, however, is being a great leader. There is only so far you can go being a "one-man (or woman) show." Eventually, if you want to grow, you will need to begin hiring staff and passing off some of the many hats you are called to wear. 

Here is a list of 6 of the most important leadership skills for entrepreneurs to develop.

  1. Selective blindness

 Every day will bring most entrepreneurs a greater number of crises and urgent situations than any one person is capable of handling in a day. Too often, the instinct is to bounce from crisis to crisis constantly putting out fires. In doing so, however, larger and sometimes more crucial growth issues are not addressed. Being a great leader involves the ability to choose the most important matter and devote your full attention to it by becoming selectively blind and deaf to everything else.

2. Integrity

 Having integrity does not always mean taking the high road or acting honestly or fairly. While those might be desirable qualities in a leader, having integrity simply means being consistent and doing what you say you are going to do. It means that people know what to expect from you and can count on it day in and day out. You may not show up to the office until noon or be 10 minutes late to every meeting you ever attend, but whatever you do, do it consistently and don't say you are going to do something unless you are going to do it.

3. Patience

 There is a reason that cars have both a gas pedal and a brake pedal. It is often the nature of entrepreneurs to be all gas all the time. They often have to develop the skill of knowing when to put on the brakes, or even when to allow someone else to put the brakes on. In business, moving too quickly can be every bit as deadly as moving too slowly. It is generally the nature of entrepreneurs to be able to move quickly, which means the ability to move slowly and cautiously, is one that must sometimes be carefully developed and cultivated.

4. Learning

 The best leaders never stop learning. Continuing to learn, however, depends on the willingness to accept that you don't yet know it all and you still have much to learn, no matter what stage of life you are in. Entrepreneurs - rocket driver - business opportunity can help you develop the critical business skills you need at every stage of development for your business.

5. Ability to deal well with failure

 While qualities like decisiveness, open-mindedness or a willingness to try new things might be admirable and even essential qualities in a leader, ultimately any number of decisions are going to result in failure - particularly if you are open to trying new things. If you deal with failures by passing the buck or shifting the blame, you will quickly find the people around you hesitant to offer ideas or suggestions or take responsibility for implementing new changes. Ultimately, the best leaders develop a "buck stops here" attitude and will take the largest portion of responsibility for failure upon themselves. This requires, however, that leaders themselves know how to deal with failure and take it in stride.

6. Mentoring

 Too often, leaders fail to adequately train a replacement for themselves out of fear that their trainee will one day replace them. Great leaders, however, look forward to the day when a trainee can competently replace them. Most often, people are either builders or managers. Builders are most happy when they are building something new and managers are most happy when they are managing something someone else has built. For many entrepreneurs, running a business that is already successful is not nearly as fulfilling as getting that business up and running in the first place. Mentoring someone who eventually takes over running the business they made successful frees them up to tackle new projects, build new businesses or even revamp businesses that were once successful but are now struggling.

Entrepreneurs! Rocket Driver is one of the best business opportunities around. We give you all of the tools, support, training and everything else that you need to build a successful business in the mobile industry! 

Give us a call today and let us help you! 212-548-4433  ext 1

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By TOM LOMBARDI 28 Jun, 2017

In today's world, as a leader, you need to do a whole lot more than just throw together presentations that feature you showing off your vocabulary. You need to know the nuts and bolts of what you do, and you need to set goals that help you reach your objectives. It's best to focus on what you need to do get one up on your competition and think about how you are going to execute the plan that makes it a reality. You are a leader, not just a representative, and when times get tough, you need to dig deep and find the inspiration, passion, and drive to discover outside-of-the-box solutions.

Here are some tips that will get you in the right mindset and onto the correct path that every successful leader should be walking.

Look At The Big Picture, Always

While others are busy scurrying around worrying about insignificant details, you should always be looking at the bigger picture. Great leaders look at the ups and downs of any situation and are good at making connections that others don't. Pulling back emotionally and taking all sides of a matter into consideration before making a decision are the hallmarks of an excellent leader.

Simplify Everything

Some people are good at making the easiest of tasks complicated. That is not you. As a leader, you should always be making sure that the standards of your business are met by taking the simplest path, possible. Produce quality, always, but simplify the process that creates it, as often as possible.

Always Have Goals In Mind

Never take on unnecessary tasks and spend exorbitant amounts of energy on them. A leader always has a set of goals they are following, and there should be a reason for everything you are doing. No loose ends; no waste of energy or resources. Your reward should be like a bonfire lit up ahead that is guiding your every action. Always know how what you are doing will benefit your business and yourself, and stay focused only on strategies that will help you achieve your goals.

There Is No Such Thing As Perfect

You can run around like a chicken with its head cut off for days on end and weeks at a time if you are always chasing perfection. A good leader knows that there is no such thing as perfect and that there will always something that can be improved. While it is not a bad idea to improve things that can be, you must take action when it is time to take it. If you have a project or task that has come due, give it your best and fix whatever breaks down along the way.

  There Are No Stupid Questions

One of the best ways to learn about something is to ask questions, and a knowledgeable leader is one who has the guts to ask questions when others are afraid to. If you want to stand apart from the rest, find out as much as you can about anything you are involved in. Successful leaders have a knack for digging to the heart of a matter and understanding every angle of it. They do this by asking questions.

Take Calculated Risks

 Too many people who consider themselves leaders take the sit and wait for everything to come to me approach. While this may seem like a great idea in order to avoid complications, it also guarantees that you will never reap the big rewards. When taking risks, true leaders have already calculated the risk versus reward and know that it is worth the effort. If an idea or action fails, the downside is not so big that they can't rebound or try again.

Think Before You Speak Or Act

Good leaders distance themselves from a situation before deciding to speak or act. They reflect upon different people's emotions, perspectives, and thought processes before moving forward. Once they feel like they have as much of a complete picture as possible, they make their move. Until then, they gather more information.

Don't Think You Know Everything

No person is truly an island unto themselves, and two heads are almost always better than one. Real leaders know that they do not know everything, and they also recognize the strengths and talents of other people. One of the best actions that a leader can take is to put their ideas in front of others and have them comment on them. This can help expose flaws or other holes in their thinking they have missed. It takes humbleness to practice this on a daily basis, but the payoff can be monumental, in the end.

Wrap Up

It takes time to become a great leader, but with patience, perseverance, and adherence to the principles in this article, you will be well on your way!

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By TOM LOMBARDI 21 Jun, 2017

The use of smartphone technology has risen the last several years, so significantly that it has outranked the use of computers. Morgan Stanley reports that this increase of use is due to the affordability of the device over the traditional desktop. Ironically, most websites do not have their site optimized for this. Most site owners presume that can't mean anything. They would be wrong in that assumption.

Why

It should be fairly obvious for most site owners realize that a site which is not optimized for mobile users is losing out on a lot or revenue. Each site should be optimized for this and improved for transactions to happen easily. The question is how to accomplish this. It shouldn't be a concern, though, instead it's an Entrepreneur - Business Opportunity.

How

The first thing that should be noted, is the layout of the optimized site. There should be a design that allows everything to be set up as easily as an app that the user would want to buy. That way, they can navigate the website easily on their mobile phones.

Google Think Insights reports that users that don't immediately see what they like will simply leave the site and never return. At a rate of 71%, that is fairly significant. The site should also have an entertaining factor to its design. In order to accomplish that, you will have to hire a professional designer that understands optimization. There are several factors that need to be considered for this.

- The size of the site.

- The template must be optimized for SEO.

- The template must be adaptable for the future.

- The navigation must be logical and adaptable.

All of these things must be considered in order for the site to be able to handle mobile devices today and in the future. After all, it makes no sense to have a site and not have it working for you. Optimization works for any site, but a mobile site is a little different from a desktop site. That must be taken into consideration.

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By TOM LOMBARDI 18 Jun, 2017

Why do entrepreneurs - business opportunity minded people, make millions and you don’t? They are smarter than you are? They are luckier than you are? They are more interested in making money than you are?

In most cases, the answer is none of the above. Rich people think differently than you do. Very differently.

We all faces challenging, and oftentimes frustrating, circumstances. How do we react to these circumstances? You (okay, we are assuming that you are not yet a millionaire) probably view them as something to struggle from, cope with and finally wiggle out of until you longer have to deal with them. You eagerly await the day that you arrive at your challenge-free paradise.

Entrepreneurs - business opportunity minded people, have a dramatically different approach. They love challenges. They happily embrace them. Like a weightlifter who builds muscle from resistance training, successful people build mental muscle and develop life-altering fortitude from challenging situations. They view a problem from the perspective as to how it can be an opportunity for growth and how they can emerge stronger from it. And then they do. And what do they do next? The same way the weightlifter goes onto heavier weights, successful people take that renewed sense of accomplishment and purpose which they gained from confronting earlier challenges, and they take on new ones.

But what does it take to get to achieve this clarity of mindset which turns every challenge into a growing opportunity?

There are three basic components to developing the mindset that you need to reach your full potential:

 • Don’t be complacent: Unlike their not-as-successful peers, rich people are never satisfied with the status quo. When you begin with that mindset, it naturally follows that challenges are opportunities to move to the next level, not hindrances from staying on your current one. Why do many people suffer from complacency and not make not an effort to improve their situation? They don’t want to make more money? They are not interested in improving their relationships? They don’t care about exercise and maintaining good health? They likely want all of these. The problem is that they want to accomplish these goals but they have not properly absorbed the fact that they need to achieve them, or at the very least, try to achieve them. Humans are meant to grow, advance, and develop. Successful people understand that and are never complacent with their current situation.

Ignore the Negativity : Deep inside (possibly even as you read this article), something is telling you that you can’t achieve so much, it’s too hard to become great, and mediocrity will be just fine. Seriously, for goodness sake, don’t listen. This is your undoing. You are meant to succeed and you have the talent, intelligence and fortitude to do whatever you want to. You just need to convince yourself that it’s possible, which, first and foremost means paying no mind to all the naysayers. The problem for most people is that this negativity is mostly taking place inside of their heads. That’s where successful people stand out. Inside their heads, they have voices telling them you should do it, you can do it, and you will do it. Those voices reign supreme and they end up being right time and time again. Success breeds success, and eventually, millions of dollars.

Practice Makes Perfect (Really!) : People see public success and are jealous. It’s human nature. What they don’t see are the hours of blood, sweat and tears that resulted in that success. Millionaires, as well as successful people in any field, practice relentlessly. They practice and practice until they are the best at what they do. Don’t give up on something after a short time and wonder why you can’t be as successful as so-and-so. That person probably expended more energy than you can imagine, before achieving that level. If you want to be there, you will have to do the same. And don’t let setbacks get in the way. Remember, that failure is a learning experience and a chance to grow immeasurably so you can do that much better next time.

So you want to be a millionaire? Remember it’s all in your head. Embrace your challenges as growth opportunities, battle complacency while looking forward to bigger and better things, and practice all the time. And hey, you’re reading this article. You are already off to a great start.

By TOM LOMBARDI 14 Jun, 2017

Achieve Your Goals

Have you dreamed of someone telling you what to do each and every day? Do you long for someone else to dictate the terms of your professional career? When you were an adolescent imagining the expansive avenues of opportunity did you long for a future filled with taking orders and allowing someone else to determine your worth? It is more likely than not that you weren't answering these questions with resounding approval. It is likely however that you have had an entrepreneurial mindset from the start, but you may not have even known it. A business opportunity that allows you the freedom to capitalize on entrepreneurship and be your own supervisor, on your own schedule, aren't a dime a dozen. Rocker Driver can help you rediscover and learn to follow your passion to help you be your own boss and lead the ideal life that all entrepreneurs desire. Here are three simple tactics you can use today to see results.


1. Remove want from your vocabulary.

Think about how many times a week, a month, and a year you make the declaration of wanting something. The term want, and the idea of it altogether could be setting you up to fall short of what you truly desire. Do you need that new car? Do you need to expand your company? Do you need to travel the world? If these are just things you want and you aren't passionate about fulfilling them, you may not see the results you're looking for. The desperate nature of your thoughts could make all the difference for you.


2. Stick to the plan.

Setting some goals is a great way to maintain focus in a world filled with both internal and external distractions. Everything you are doing professionally should benefit you either now or later, so it is an excellent idea to to set immediate, intermediate, and long-term goals for yourself. Once you have established these goals, keeping tabs on the work you are doing to contribute to them is vital. Maintaining your focus on these goals by questioning your actions to make sure they are in proper alignment could be pivotal towards seeing said goals materialize. So everyday ask yourself, does this push the needle forward for my short-term or long-term goals? If not evaluate yourself accordingly.


3. Contemplate and reflect.

Contemplation and reflection go hand-in-hand with achieving your goals. Asking yourself beforehand, "Will this help me achieve my goals", is a great way to make sure you aren't wasting time and effort with little payoff. Furthermore reflecting is a great way to observe results and keep checks and balance on whether or not what you've done is actually benefitting your vision. Each day, or at least each week, ensure that you give yourself time to think about what you did successful and how you can duplicate that. Adversely, acknowledge where you fell short and reimagine what you could have done differently. In the same token don't overthink either of these practices to the point of uncongenial stress. Perfecting this notion could be the difference between results and spinning the tires.

If you're an entrepreneur, aspire to be an entrepreneur, or even just want to take advantage of a superior business opportunity, Rocket Driver can help you reach your goals and allow you to traverse a path to achieving everything you want in your life. If you hate being told what to do all the time or you can't stand your boss, be your own! Rocket Driver will connect you with experts that can teach you all you need to know and put you on the right track to changing your life financially and getting what you truly deserve. They will help you build your own business by doing all of the heavy lifting so you can maintain focus on what brings you the money.

After all isn't that what entrepreneurs truly desire? Working side by side with people as opposed to under the direction of others. All of the tools you need to succeed and the direction you are looking for are being offered. This includes world class support, proper marketing tools, and answers to all of your questions. Don't waste anymore of your precious time working a stagnant or slowly progressing job that doesn't contain the proper career growth potential, or answering to the man, when you could and should be answering to yourself. Get to work today and change your life for the better.

By TOM LOMBARDI 07 Jun, 2017

From being your own marketing department to being your own accountant or IT department an entrepreneur can sometimes need to perform a wide range of tasks to get their fledgling businesses up and running. One oft overlooked factor in being a successful entrepreneur, however, is being a great leader. There is only so far you can go being a "one-man (or woman) show." Eventually, if you want to grow, you will need to begin hiring staff and passing off some of the many hats you are called to wear. 

Here is a list of 6 of the most important leadership skills for entrepreneurs to develop.

  1. Selective blindness

 Every day will bring most entrepreneurs a greater number of crises and urgent situations than any one person is capable of handling in a day. Too often, the instinct is to bounce from crisis to crisis constantly putting out fires. In doing so, however, larger and sometimes more crucial growth issues are not addressed. Being a great leader involves the ability to choose the most important matter and devote your full attention to it by becoming selectively blind and deaf to everything else.

2. Integrity

 Having integrity does not always mean taking the high road or acting honestly or fairly. While those might be desirable qualities in a leader, having integrity simply means being consistent and doing what you say you are going to do. It means that people know what to expect from you and can count on it day in and day out. You may not show up to the office until noon or be 10 minutes late to every meeting you ever attend, but whatever you do, do it consistently and don't say you are going to do something unless you are going to do it.

3. Patience

 There is a reason that cars have both a gas pedal and a brake pedal. It is often the nature of entrepreneurs to be all gas all the time. They often have to develop the skill of knowing when to put on the brakes, or even when to allow someone else to put the brakes on. In business, moving too quickly can be every bit as deadly as moving too slowly. It is generally the nature of entrepreneurs to be able to move quickly, which means the ability to move slowly and cautiously, is one that must sometimes be carefully developed and cultivated.

4. Learning

 The best leaders never stop learning. Continuing to learn, however, depends on the willingness to accept that you don't yet know it all and you still have much to learn, no matter what stage of life you are in. Entrepreneurs - rocket driver - business opportunity can help you develop the critical business skills you need at every stage of development for your business.

5. Ability to deal well with failure

 While qualities like decisiveness, open-mindedness or a willingness to try new things might be admirable and even essential qualities in a leader, ultimately any number of decisions are going to result in failure - particularly if you are open to trying new things. If you deal with failures by passing the buck or shifting the blame, you will quickly find the people around you hesitant to offer ideas or suggestions or take responsibility for implementing new changes. Ultimately, the best leaders develop a "buck stops here" attitude and will take the largest portion of responsibility for failure upon themselves. This requires, however, that leaders themselves know how to deal with failure and take it in stride.

6. Mentoring

 Too often, leaders fail to adequately train a replacement for themselves out of fear that their trainee will one day replace them. Great leaders, however, look forward to the day when a trainee can competently replace them. Most often, people are either builders or managers. Builders are most happy when they are building something new and managers are most happy when they are managing something someone else has built. For many entrepreneurs, running a business that is already successful is not nearly as fulfilling as getting that business up and running in the first place. Mentoring someone who eventually takes over running the business they made successful frees them up to tackle new projects, build new businesses or even revamp businesses that were once successful but are now struggling.

Entrepreneurs! Rocket Driver is one of the best business opportunities around. We give you all of the tools, support, training and everything else that you need to build a successful business in the mobile industry! 

Give us a call today and let us help you! 212-548-4433  ext 1

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