What is your True North?
Your True North is your internal compass. It purposefully guides you through life. It represents your humanness at its deepest level. Your True North orients you toward what is most important to you. It’s your core values, passions and motivations. It’s the foundation of what is most satisfying in your life.
As a leadership coach and guide, I take my clients on a journey. A journey to discover their True North. You may be asking why I do this? I have come to know through my own growth and learning that you can only begin to lead authentically when you fully understand the influence of your life story.
As a leader have you ever sat and contemplated your personal struggles, failures, and successes? Have you thought about how those experiences have influenced your leadership? You are a complex human who cannot be sufficiently described by a list of characteristics. You have a unique life story, and you control the narrative.
When you reflect on your life story you begin to understand who you are. You realize your passions and the purpose of your leadership becomes clear.
Discovering your True North does not happen in a few leadership coaching sessions. It takes a commitment to growth and learning. The beginning of the True North journey begins with you realizing the narrative of your story.
Begin to discover your True North.
Consider the following questions:
- In your early years who had the greatest impact on you?
- Starting with your earliest memories, what experiences did you have that you would describe as defining moments?
- What patterns do you notice from your early life story, people, events, experiences that have the greatest impact on you and your life now?
As you contemplate the answers to these questions you may notice your truths are revealed and your unique life story becomes clearer.
I hope you found this week’s newsletter inspiring and helpful. Let’s continue the conversation.
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Dr. Dionne Kress,