January 28, 2013

Be The Leader You Are

“There are leaders and there are those who lead.  Leaders hold a position of a power or authority, but those who lead inspire us… we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to.” ~ Simon Sinek

You Are A Leader - 100PedalsMy perspective: We do not need permission or approval to lead.  Our ability to lead is defined by our humble, passionate commitment to what inspires, drives, and guides us.  People follow us because of our contagious, loving enthusiasm for what we believe in and for what we desire in our life and in the lives of those we touch.  Leadership can occur anywhere and at anytime.   Leadership is not defined by how big, strong, powerful or even how influential you are.  Rather, it occurs when your excitement, your energy, and your inner peace is attractive, engaging, and inspiring to others.  When you live in humble, committed and authentic passion to what drives, inspires, and guides you on a daily basis – you are living the life of a leader!

A commitment for your consideration: I will embrace the opportunity be a humble and passionate leader, consistent to the values that drives, guides, and inspires me, and in complete commitment to the vision I have defined for my life.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.