Are You A Global Leader?

Are you “Global Leadership”?

The presentation was powerful. My message was inspiring and people were transformed. Or so I thought…

I gave my “Conquer Fear!” message to a large audience a few weeks ago where my friend Art Jonak was also one of the speakers. Art attended one of my first speeches over 15 years ago. I’ve watched him build a multi-million dollar company and create a profound impact at a global level. This guy’s passport has more countries in it than you and I’ve got combined!

He is Global Leadership. It shows in his life, behavior, words, and mostly… his results! So, when he asked me if I was open to some coaching about my presentation, I eagerly said, “Of course!”

First, you gotta get that I know I’m good. I’m present to the power I have to transform an audience and cause a radical shift in their relationship to success. So when Art began to share his thoughts with me, I anticipated a list of accolades! (Ha!)

Now, before I tell you what he shared with me. I want you to notice the first “error” I made. Did you notice it?

A Global Leader, committed to excellence, NEVER thinks their last speech was their BEST one! A Global Leader is always stretching, growing and reaching for the next level of excellence. They know their “best one” is in the future.

I really got this from a conversation I had with my daughter’s boyfriend Zak. Every summer since Zak was old enough to hold a paint brush, he painted daily with his grandfather (who is a famous artist). And at the end of each summer, after looking at, admiring and critiquing each painting, they would gather all the paintings together and… burn them!

And as Zak watched his work disappear into a flame of a memory, his grandfather would say, “The minute you think you are really good, you‘ll stop getting better.”

The best speech you’ll ever give is your next one. The best presentation you ever give will be tomorrow’s. The best distributor you recruit will be in your future.

Global Leaders never rest on their successes. They are constantly open to learn, improve and perfect themselves.

Now, back to the dinner conversation with Art and his critique of my presentation… The first thing Art said was, “Lisa, to reach the highest level of contribution in your leadership, you just can’t curse on the platform.”

I couldn’t recall the curse word he was referring to. Art must have gotten that I didn’t know what he was talking about because he finally broke the silence by saying, “You said shit.” To which I responded, “What the hell’s wrong with the word shit!”

Ha! Ha! I laugh now as I realize the filters I have around being self-expressed, funny and having impact.

I use the word shit to cause a charge in the listening of my audience. I use it to be funny and create a connection. I use it because it is part of my self-expression and I say it off the platform.

Now, what I want you to really get in this conversation is there is nothing wrong with my desire and intention of using that word. However…

If who I am is “Global Leadership” and my core desire is to touch, move and inspire others to Global Leadership; then the person in the audience who is trying to “clean up” his or her word choice and hears me (the Global Leader) say shit, may have just lowered their integrity level around curse words.

The thought may be, “Oh, if Lisa, the Global Leader says shit then I can say “_____”.

It’s the same with other behaviors. Having a glass of wine with dinner and another one or two after the meal may be perfectly acceptable for you. However, in being “Global Leadership,” you may consider the example drinking shouts to the person who is trying to clean up his/her life.

This drinking one is a tough one for me. At my Mastermind Retreats I have always incorporated wine tasting and champagne toasting. And now that who I am is “Global Leadership” I have more sensitivity around the issue. If I am to have integrity around being “Global Leadership” I now look at other ways of celebrating and toasting in our limos. I’m looking at including water tasting (yes, Florence is known for producing 7 different types of water!) olive oil tasting, cheese tasting within the tasting of wines and champagnes.

The other vulnerable conversation I’m having with myself is around dating. I’m noticing the men I date are loving, fun, generous and wonderful to me; they also lack the capacity for a healthy relationship. They are either too busy with building their own business to contribute to mine or they don’t have leadership over themselves (nor their own sense of purpose) and can not contribute to my life at the same level as I contribute to them. Now, you need to hear this…

I was the cause in all of this!

The reason I was not attracting men who had the capacity for a healthy relationship was because I didn’t have the capacity to create a healthy relationship!

My lack of clarity of what I wanted and (get this) my unwillingness to share my success, my travels, my wonderful children, my amazing life, my money, my body, my mind, my SELF… was limiting who I was capable of attracting!

Do you hear what I’m really saying here?

It’s the same for you and your ability to attract quality prospects. Look at the people you are prospecting and recruiting and hold up a mirror to see it reflecting right back at you!

If your prospect is stating a lack of belief in the product or the opportunity; there’s something in you that reflects that same lack of belief.

If your recruit or client is complaining they don’t have the time or money to start a business or continue with your program; there’s something in you that reflects that limiting belief.

You are attracting the “type” of people that are a reflection of you, your beliefs, and the consciousness you’re resonating at right now.

But here’s the good news…

You can transform the results you’re getting by transforming you. In fact that’s the only way to change your results.

And the first step in this transformation is letting go and giving up.

Yep! Your transformation occurs when you create a space for it. So, what do you need to give up to be “Global Leadership”? What do you need to let go of to begin attracting the people, ideas and opportunities that you really want?

Maybe you need to let go of fitting in. Let go of your habit of being small… small efforts, small thinking, small beliefs. Realize your habit of being small is connected to your need to fit in!

If you’re like me, maybe it’s your righteousness. Maybe you need to let go of doing it your way, being right and that arrogance you have about yourself…

When I chose to transform this within me (first by just being aware of it) I began to radically shift my results. And I mean radically! I am attracting men, clients, friends, ideas and opportunities that amaze me!

And it will be the same for you…

The other piece I want you to get here is that recreating yourself is “WHO YOU REALLY ARE”!

It’s a natural and innate part of you (the real you!)
You, being made in the image of God, are a creator. It is your natural state to create. So, recreating yourself is not difficult; it is what you were designed to do.

You can recreate any part of yourself to the extent that your new creation would be unrecognizable as being you.

Are you really up for that?

I want you to get that you don’t have to work hard at your transformation. What there is to give up will come forth for you easily when you simply begin to take on “Who I am is Global Leadership.”

Does that make sense?

It’s explained in Quantum Physics and in the Laws of our Universe. When who you are is “Global Leadership” the natural ways of being that are expressed in “Global Leadership” will start to show up for you… effortlessly! Ideas and thoughts will begin to fill your mind that correlate with “Global Leadership”. People and opportunities start to show up that express “Global Leadership”.

That’s power! And that is what is inside of you right now.

If you want to be a part of a phenomenal group of entrepreneurs who are up to transforming themselves, their businesses and the planet, I invite you to join our “Florence Mastermind Retreat and Coaching Program.”

The members who have registered for this TEAM are amazing and will inspire you to be the same…

We have a nutritionist from the United States who is committed to eradicating obesity by 2012 through her work.

We have 3 top Network Marketing companies represented who are all committed to offering the entrepreneur a business model for financial freedom and contribution on a global level (one of them just returned from the Philippine’s where they had over 2,600 people show up for their opportunity meeting!)

We have a power-house of a woman from France who is committed to transforming Namibia (where she escaped apartheid 20 years ago) by bringing education and opportunity to every man, woman and child.

And… we just may have YOU!

Please consider joining this TEAM. Even if it scares you to commit to this level of coaching, let yourself reach out and take this opportunity for your transformation and the transformation of your business, life and contribution.

Our first coaching call is on Thursday, August 27th at 4:00pm ET and the Florence Mastermind Retreat is set for June 20th – 26th, 2010. Check out all the info at and come play big with us!

Feel free to call me with your questions at (954) 829-5693.

To your success,


Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.