“I’m me, so who you?You’re not me, you’re not me” — Weezy.

We were taught to have no limits. We were taught we were equal in skill.

But the truth is, we are not all the same. You have different gifts and talents than I do. We both have limitations on what we can and cannot do. As a 6 foot 6 black man, I could never be a good horse jockey. I’ve accepted that. Similarly, although I know I was gifted in basketball and played professionally, Michael Jordan and Lebron James are more skilled than I am. I could not spend my whole life trying to be like them. We were built differently. Accepting limitations is difficult, but it is a beautiful thing. To accept our limits is to set us free to do what we are fully capable of.

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The world is in need of authentic leaders. We define authenticity as self-awareness with the resilience to remain self-aware. An authentic leader can do both of these things as well as advance the mission. Their corporate mission, organizational mission, purpose, family mission, etc.

To do this, one of the first…

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  1. What you FOCUS on grows.

2. We’ve heard it said, “practice makes perfect”, so what are you practicing?

3. You’re “why” determines your “what”. You may know “what” you’re doing, but do you know “why” you’re doing it?

For more on New Rules and what we stand for, read our…

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