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Leadership Skills Mastery Vol. 1: How to Develop a Compelling & Crystal Clear Future Vision

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5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Is this class right for me?

    • 2. How to Develop a Compelling & Crystal Clear Future Vision

    • 3. How to Complete the Class Project

    • 4. How to Leave a Review for This Class

    • 5. Conclusion and Next Steps

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About This Class

The world is broken up into leaders and followers.  Leaders come up with ideas and act on them. Followers, follow leaders.

The fact is, that if you don't make decisions about what you want the future to look like, by default, you will end up supporting someone else's vision.

Having a clear picture of the future is critical for achieving your life goals but it's also key when you're in leadership positions.

You need to establish a clear vision so that you can communicate that vision to your followers.

This class is perfect for you, if you're a CEO, manager, teacher, entrepreneur or if you just want to develop your leadership skills for future promotions or personal growth.

I know that my personal development really started to accelerate when I started intentionally practicing my leadership skills.

So, in the class, you will learn:

  • One of the Biggest Reasons People Fail in Leadership
  • The Complete Definition of Vision, which is More than Just Pictures
  • How to Establish a Vision in the Mind of Your Followers the Way Great Leaders Do
  • How to Develop Your Own Leadership Vision
  • How to Avoid One Huge Mistake People Make When Developing Their Vision
  • A Powerful Tip to Begin to Mentally Bring Your Vision to Life
  • The Little Known Way to Correctly Use Creative Visualization to Begin to Sculpt Your Future
  • What Professional Athletes Have Known for Years and How You Can Benefit from It
  • How to Change Your Mental & Emotional State at Will
  • How to More Easily Access the Creative Parts of Your Brain
  • The Fast & Effective Way to Build Massive Motivation Toward Your Leadership Vision
  • How to Get Yourself and Others Excited About Your Vision, the Way Great Leaders Do
  • The Power of 'Mental Icons' & How to Use These for Instant Excitement & Motivation
  • How to Continue to Develop & Evolve Your Vision Over time

This class is short, straight to the point and loaded with gems you can benefit from immediately.

So, what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and enroll now to increase your leadership skills and establish yourself as an authority figure in the eyes of others.

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Ken Wells

Best-Selling Instructor, Self-Realization Coach


Ken Wells is an internationally sought after speaker, teacher and coach.  He is the author of 20+ courses and coaching programs on topics such as meditation, personal transformation, online course creation & marketing mindfulness and spirituality.  

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40,400+ students in 168 countries are currently enrolled in his programs.

I teach forward thinking, open-minded individuals how to reshape their perception of themselves. 

This is so they can clearly identify and effectively reach their true goals while finding more meaning, joy and freedom along the way.

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1. Is this class right for me?: the world is broken up into leaders and followers. Leaders come up with ideas and act on them, and followers follow leaders. And the fact is that if you don't make decisions about what you want the future to look like by default, you're gonna end up supporting someone else's vision. Having a clear picture of the future is critical for achieving your life goals, but it's also key. When you're in leadership positions, you need to establish a clear vision so that you can effectively communicate that vision to your followers. This class is perfect for you. If you're a CEO, a manager, a teacher and entrepreneur, or if you just want to develop your leadership skills for future promotions or personal growth, I know that my personal development really started to accelerate when I started intentionally practicing in my leadership skills. So in this class you will learn one of the biggest reasons people fail in leadership. You're gonna learn the complete definition of vision, which is far more than just pictures. How to establish a vision in the mind of your followers the way that great leaders do, how to develop your own leadership vision, how to avoid one huge mistake people make when developing their vision. A powerful tip to begin to mentally bring your vision to life. The little known way to correctly use creative visualisation to begin to sculpt your future . What professional athletes have known for years and how you can benefit from it. How to change your mental and emotional state. It will have a more easily access the creative parts of your brain. The fast and effective way to build massive motivation towards your leadership vision. How to get yourself and others excited about your vision, the way that great leaders do the power of mental icons and how to use these for instant excitement and motivation and how to continue to develop and evolve your vision Over time. This classes short, straight to the point and loaded with gems that you can benefit from immediately. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and roll now to increase your leadership skills and establish yourself as an authority figure in the eyes of others. 2. How to Develop a Compelling & Crystal Clear Future Vision: in this lecture, we're going to discuss what a clear and compelling vision is and how to develop your own vision for the future. Because, after all, if you don't know where you're going, how can you expect others toe follow you there? One of the biggest reasons that people fail in leadership is because they lack a crystal clear vision of the future. You need a very clear vision on where you're headed so that you can consistently communicate your vision to your followers. And this is true whether you're a CEO, a middle manager. It's even true if you currently have zero followers and are simply looking to more powerfully achieve your own personal goals. So let's first be very clear on what a vision is. A vision is simply a clear idea of what your organization, your business or your life should and could be like in the future. And it's more than just pictures in your mind. It's the mental pictures. It's the mental sounds and feelings as well. So in short, it's It's a specific and distinctive view of your future Now, as we touched on previously, once you establish a clear vision than your job as a leader is to first and foremost personally live that vision every day and also build your followers commitment to it. Now I invite you to notice that one of the things that you'll become aware of about great leaders is that their vision often includes big ideas. See, it's not very motivating for people to hear things like Let's increase productivity gang. But if you can wrap your objectives in big ideas, then you're gonna get your followers excited as well. So, for example, think of JFK's speech, he said. It's not what your country can do for you. It's what you can do for your country. And in one memorable sentence, he completely reframed what it meant to be an American. And it's wrapped in big ideas to the ideas of taking personal responsibility, the idea of giving rather than receiving etcetera. Let's also look at Martin Luther King Junior's famous I Have a Dream Speech Now. He didn't just say everyone should be equal. He painted a picture with his words of a big idea, the vision of people with diverse ethnic backgrounds living peacefully and harmoniously together, and in many ways, his dream has become a reality today. So how do you develop a clear vision for yourself and apply all of this in your life? Well, what you're gonna do is you're going to schedule some time on your calendar right now for at least one hour sometime this week. Now, if you have the time right now, then go ahead and do it right now if not scheduled for tomorrow, the sooner you schedule this, the more likely you will be to actually get it done. Because as the old saying goes, tomorrow often never comes. So take action now. Ideally, you're gonna want to be alone and undisturbed for one whole hour. Now, what you're going to dio is you're gonna grab a piece of paper and a pen and you're gonna write down where you want to be in one, three and five years. What do you really want? That's the question that you're essentially answering here now to make all of this work. What you do is you just write down ideas that come to mind quickly. The main ideas don't judge or censor yourself. And don't worry about how you're actually gonna get there just yet, So let's use an example. Let's say that you're a department manager and you're one year goal is to have the highest producing team in the company and be promoted to senior manager. Now with that goal, what would your vision be? I mean, what would you see once that goals achieve? Well, you would see perhaps bigger paychecks. You would see yourself in a new office. You would see additional responsibilities. You would see the faces of your team members gleaming with respect and motivated. When you speak, you would see the look on your wife's face beaming with happiness when she hears the news about your new promotion, things like that. Now, what would you here? Well, you would hear your boss telling you that they're extremely happy with your work and the results that you've been achieving. You would hear the excitement in your team members voices. When you guys are brainstorming a project, what about feeling? What would you feel? Well, you might feel a sense of accomplishment. You would feel confident, proud you would feel excited. Feel energized. Now, as you write your ideas down, begin to develop your vision more specifically. So what you do is you imagine yourself in the future, Say, one year from now with your ideas already being riel you do the same thing for three years and five years, OK? And you can break these out. You can do the first hour you do today. Perhaps maybe you do one. You know, you're one year vision, then the next a week from now you do your three year vision and a week after that five year or you can do all of them in one sitting. It's up to you. But what you do is you just imagine yourself one year from now, three years from neural, five years from now, with your ideas being riel and you imagine from here's the key from the first person's perspective and you ask yourself, OK, what do I see now? What do I hear now? What What? What am I feeling now with this vision being riel on? What you also want to dio is you want to start to think about your followers as well. How do they fit in with your vision? What air Their roles in making this vision become reality. Start to think about why they would want to be involved in such a vision. In other words, what's in it for them now? Key here. A big mistake that people make when they're doing creative visualization exercises like these is they falsely see themselves from the third person perspective when Visualising and that approach is entirely incorrect. Ah, powerful little tip on using creative visualization correctly is to imagine yourself from the first person perspective and to use all of your senses. The other big mistake people make with traditional visualization approaches is that they do it in the wrong state of mind or state of consciousness. If you want to think of it like that, if you consume a lot of sugar or caffeine, it's going to be very tough to visualize properly. And as I've kind of emphasized, this whole idea of visualisation implies that it's just mental pictures. But you want to use pictures, sounds and feelings. Okay, now that I've beat the horse to death, the little known way to do this exercise correctly is to change your state before you do the exercise. Professional athletes have known this for years, and they do the same thing before sporting events. But how do you change your state well, there's several drug free, all natural ways to change your state, and it's not as sophisticated or airy. Fairy is. You may be thinking you can meditate. You can use self hypnosis. You can use brain wave entrainment tracks. Or you can just simply breathe deeply a few times with long exhales, relaxing yourself deeply along the way, and that will be more than sufficient. Now I have a course on meditation and on motivation that goes over all of this in more detail. And if you want information about that, you can check that out in the final lecture. But you don't need those courses to do this exercise. So changing your state makes it tremendously easier to access the creative parts of your brain that you're gonna need. And you're also going to get better quality answers to your questions when you're in there , right state. You'll know when you've done this exercise the right way, because you'll start to hit on mental pictures, feelings and sounds from your overall future vision that really motivates you and get you excited. Another thing to understand is that some people will use these senses in different ways. For some people, it's a mental picture that gets him really excited. For some people, it's a future feeling or a sound that they imagine from the future that gets them really excited. So people have different ways that they structure these internal experiences, and that's entirely okay. There's no wrong answers. But you're gonna No, when you hit on the right ones because it's gonna give you a charge, it's gonna inspire you. Okay, So keep digging until you find it. What you want to do is just truly let your imagination run wild here. This is not the time for critical thinking. This is the time for possibility thinking great leaders use their imagination to essentially dream up lofty visions that get them really excited. And then they get their their followers excited as well. So you can do the same thing in your life right away. No. After you've done this exercise, you're gonna want to revisit these mental pictures, sounds and feelings frequently for instant motivation. They're gonna act as mental icons that you can use to quickly access and recreate your excitement for your future vision at will. You're also gonna want to repeat this exercise regularly, at least monthly. An update your vision As you learn and grow. You may not want to change the overall vision, but you most certainly will continually modify and upgrade things along the way. So you wanna let this be in every evolving process, not a one and done sort of static experience. Now I know this all may sound a little bit unusual, but as I've already stated, leadership is uncommon. The fact is, great leaders do things differently than average people, and I invited notice that average people rarely use their minds in constructive creative visualization of their future. It's important to realize that your vision needs to excite you. Now. One of the key things to understand is it. Influence is essentially a transfer of energy, enthusiasm and ideas. So if you don't have it first, if you don't have the energy, if you don't have the excitement, if you're not beaming with confidence about your vision first, you're not gonna transmit that to your followers. So the rial secret to motivation is to practice living your future experience even when you don't necessarily feel up to it. Be four. You've created it in your physical reality. So now that you have a specific way to create a powerful, vivid and crystal clear vision, you can take action immediately on the steps provided and then join me in the next video. 3. How to Complete the Class Project: Now that you've gone to the lessons, it's time to put what you've learned into action. So go ahead and practice what you've learned. And then to complete the project for this class, simply scroll down to here where it says, Start your project, Go ahead and add a title to your project and then in this space here simply include a comment, a question you have or a challenge that you'd like additional help with. And this could be a simple as a description of your experience. Then, once you've got this filled out, simply go down to this button. Click Create project and you're done. Now I invite you to go ahead, and you also have the opportunity to share your project as well on social media by clicking these buttons here or sharing the link to your project. So go ahead and take a moment and complete your class project now and then join me in the next video 4. How to Leave a Review for This Class : a lot of people don't know how to leave a review on skill share. So I wanted to just give you a quick video showing you how you can leave a review and help me continue to improve this class and future classes moving forward. So when you're on your course dashboard here, um, all you do is you go down to this little button here Ah, with the three dots, and then you scroll down to leave a review, and you can put a yes or no thumbs up or thumbs down, and you can include private feedbag, public feedback. What I would encourage you to do is, if you do decide to put a thumbs down for any reason, please leave a public review with some sort of statement of why you chose that so that I I can actually have feedback on how to improve. Um, And if you choose to instead put a thumbs up for the course, I would also encourage you to leave some comments so that I know what I'm doing, right. So again, thank you for your time and join me in the next video 5. Conclusion and Next Steps: congratulations on finishing the class. Thank you so much for enrolling and taking the time to go through the lessons. To really get the most out of this class, I invite you to review and practice this material multiple times. I'm not sure if you're aware, but we only retain about 7 to 10% of information that were presented with one time to really get the most benefit. It's advisable to review the material and practise the exercises at least 10 to 15 times to really get it now. You can also revisit the project area and continue to keep us updated on your progress by posting comments with your experiences, questions and challenges that you'd like additional help with. So what are the next steps from here? If you find this class to be really helpful, I invite you to go ahead and enroll in my other classes and give those a shot as well. Now, if you really enjoyed your experience, I also encourage you to go ahead and share this class with other friends, family members or colleagues that you feel would benefit also. And finally, if you'd like to be notified of free Webinars and resource is that will help you on your own journey of personal and spiritual growth. You can do that by going to my website in joining our email list for the Academy of Self Mastery. And some of the things I would invite you to notice is that the webinars that you're given access to for free the recordings of those air actually used commercially. So you're literally getting paid content for free when you choose to join our email list. So again, thank you so much for your time and for enrolling in the class. And I will see you next time.