Bhagavad Gita 3.21: “Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.”

A leader cannot tell people not to smoke if the leader themselves smoke.

Acting on beliefs makes someone great and memorable, it is when one’s ideas are manifested into reality through their actions that the person steps into a leadership role.

Are we wolves or sheep? Taking responsibility empowers you, whereas accepting that you are a product of your society or environment robs you of your power. You are a leader. Every person you interact with is influenced by your decisions, so act great. Be great. And others will be inspired to follow.

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Live to work

Now that’s what I call work. Whatever you do, do it with love. If you’re not doing it with love then ask yourself ‘what is the main energy that is being shared with what I do?’ I went to art school and then yoga teacher trainings because I had to do what I love to do so that resentment wasn’t the main energy infused in my work, which it had been when I tried barista and host positions. Finding the service to offer that opens your heart to wanting to give more is the recipe for a meaningful and contented life. If you live for the weekend, of for 5PM to roll around, what energy is going into the work you’re doing?