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Is there a best leadership personality or what for you is the best leadership personality?
Jayson: Okay, great question. Leadership is mostly about styles and there’s no one style that is better than the other style, but it depends on the situation and the context. And the best leaders are those who can be more flexible.
Because he, who is the most flexible, has the most influence. And leadership is about influence. That’s why if you know how to be flexible, it would definitely help you as a leader. So that’s my answer to that.
How do you start your day so you can stay focused on your goals?
Jayson: There’s a process when you start the day two good books out there is the Miracle Morning. And then another one by Mel Robbins, the Five-Second Rule. So when you start your day, to be honest, the way we start our mornings will actually dictate what your whole day would be.
So, if you don’t start your day right first thing in the morning, then you won’t be able to maximize your whole day. But start your day right? That’s it, it’s a domino effect. When you wake up in the morning, you could do this. Use the five-second rule, like a rocket ship and she has a Ted Talk, Mel Robbins. It’s been viewed by like millions, millions of times.
And this lady is not just an ordinary speaker. Her speaking business now has reached more than a billion dollars and when she had this speech on Ted Talk, 18 minutes of TedTalk, she briefly talked about the five-second rule for like 20 seconds. But that’s what people remembered the most. And she mentioned it in the 17th, 18th-minute mark. So when she talked about it, she suddenly had an idea for a book about it. The idea was very simple. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, take off.
She was broke and they didn’t know what to do. 40 plus years old, then she saw a rocket ship launched that day. Five, four, three, two, one. Our brain, we are all attracted to patterns and then we tend to follow those, follow a pattern. So, when she saw her pattern she began to think, the next day I will use this. When I opened my eyes, five, four, three, two, one.
Then no matter what happens, even if I don’t feel like doing it, I will stand up and start my day. As for me, I start my day as much as possible by reading the word. I read the Bible every day. I think I got this idea from a themed playlist, the 20-20-20. Wherein the 20 minutes, spiritual. 20 minutes, you read the book, more of a mental. Then the remaining 20 minutes, physical exercise.
So that’s one way also. But the most important is to start a pattern and as much as possible don’t break the chain. See, Jerry Seinfeld was interviewed. He was interviewed, but this is from in The One Thing book. Well, the author, shared this story. Jerry was still in the circuit and was one of the most popular, most successful comedians.
He was earning a million dollars per episode of his Jerry Seinfeld show before he decided to retire. That’s how he earned his money. Then someone asked, what is your secret? How do you never break the chain? What’s that?
On his calendar, he puts an X mark there. X Mark. That X mark every day. That serves as his way of knowing if he wrote a joke on that day. So every day he would write a joke and he never breaks that chain. Those X marks he put on his calendar. Because if you break that chain once, then it’s okay. But if it’s twice three times, then it becomes a habit. And then before you know it, the chain has been broken.