On the Way to Being a Hero, Who Will Be Your Guide?
Updated: May 26, 2022
Every great story begins with a call to adventure. No hero's journey is complete without the arrival of a guide to help traverse the obstacles along the way to transformation. If you imagine yourself to be the hero in your own story, who do you want to arrive to guide you?
Tucker Miller | President and Founder of Day 6 Leadership, LLC
We live in a complicated world, and this is a complicated time. The headlines remind us of how helpless we feel when we don't know how to ease the suffering we see in the world, in our communities, and in our workplaces.
The challenge with believing ourselves to be helpless is that it becomes habitual. Without knowing it, helplessness can become the default that undermines our engagement and optimism. Our outlook may be the single biggest barrier standing in the way of us showing up in ways that are genuinely helpful and contribute to others in meaningful ways.
If you are feeling helpless, anxious or uncertain and it is diminishing how you show up at work – this message is for you: You are not alone.
You have the power to make a difference.
I work with people every day who, through a deliberate process of discovery and reflection, successfully come to realize that they are not helpless, but HELPFUL; they are people who have a burning desire to give to others and understand ways that they can make a positive difference.
That’s the power of belief.
When we believe ourselves to be helpful, we are able to serve others in ways that advance ourselves as well as add value to those with whom we work. The same is true when we believe ourselves to be anything that nurtures a better version of ourselves.
In The Wizard of Oz, Glinda and the Wizard guide Dorothy in discovering a new version of herself where she is not only a hero -- but surrounded by those that love her. Dorothy is transformed by discovering herself to be courageous, compassionate, worthy, and grateful.
Let’s be honest, though.
It’s sometimes hard to believe in yourself on your own.
the Karate Kid had Mr. Miyagi,
Luke Skywalker had Yoda,
Harry Potter had Dumbledore,
And my clients have me. All of us – Miyagi, Yoda, Dumbledore -- are guides helping people become heroes in their own stories.
It's time to answer the call to adventure.
I think we could all agree that we could use a few more heroes these days.
Let me know if I can help.
Day 6 Leadership, LLC is a consulting and executive coaching company specializing in helping to prepare women leaders for expanded responsibility, influence, and impact.