Today's crazy times: are you one of the leaders who have followers? Are you wanting to be an influencer? Do you want to have more impact, more influence, and more income even especially right now in today's great times? Well, in today's Ask Noah St. John's training, I'm going to give you my top three leadership qualities that I have seen and observed which helped my coaching clients over the last two decades to add more than 2.7 billion dollars using my strategic methods.

Are you an effective leader right now or do you want to lead and earn respect from your subordinates? Do you have a company or team that you are planning to lead? Do you want to have a team of people that you can help develop a culture of understanding and growth? If you don't have a team then you're not much of a leader, are you? If you are a leader and no one's following then you're not really much of a leader.

So, there are three hugely important qualities, I will share the most important qualities that you need as a leader, especially the skills and traits one has to possess now that we are facing challenging times here on planet Earth.

Leadership Qualities #1: A Leader Should Have a Strong Vision
Now, the first most important leadership quality that you need is vision. A strong vision means you got to see where you're going. It wouldn't be very smart if you got on a plane and you sat down. You got all set up to go and the pilot said, “Well, I’m not sure exactly where we're going but I’m sure it'll be fun.” You wouldn't feel too confident, would you? You probably runoff that plane pretty quickly so that is not a great idea, to not know where you're going. Now, that's obviously a big problem for a lot of people whether you are a leader or not. But certainly, if you're going to be a leader even if you're just leading a person or a team of one or two or five. A small team with positive engagement is all you really need.

I have a very lean team right now. I have fewer than seven people on my team and we have a multi-million dollar business. I’m working from home and I've been in this situation for the last two decades. The point is you don't need to have a large group or lots of staff if you don't want to, you just need to have that vision. This only means you've got to know where you're going and why you want to get there. Next, you got to communicate that to your team. Let them feel the emotions, the passion, and commitment you have for the job. It is also your responsibility to communicate in clear simple plain language so that everybody's on board. Helping them listen, learn, and understand these ideas easily will help them trust you more with your future decisions. Communication includes creating a culture of entertaining honest feedback from the team. It is essential for leaders to create a vision that will directly answer "where we're going and why we want to go there". Vision is number one.

Leadership Qualities #2: A Leader Should Have Focused Mindset
Number two is focus. Focus is very important. Imagine you're on that same plane and you know the plane's flying and you're sitting there, maybe you're reading a magazine. All of a sudden, the pilot comes out of the cockpit and he's going like this on his phone. He’s like “Oh wow, that's a funny tweet, that’s a funny Instagram, that's a funny thing…” You’re like, “Shouldn’t you be flying the plane.” “I’ll get around to that later but man this is funny. Did you see this video?” Did you get me? Not a great idea! You got to be focused. People often blame others for their mistakes yet it is them who easily get distracted. Setting a mindset to focus on your ability and your goal helps you to take your actions mindfully which is already a level ahead of others.

People ask me all the time, “Noah, how have you written 15 books like Get Rid of Your Head Trash About Money?” By the way, you can get this book free at sendmeabooknoah.com. I'll send you this book!

“How have you written books like Get Rid of Your Head Trash About Money, the Book of Afformations® published by Hay House, Power Habits® published by Nightingale Conant and a dozen more. How have you done that?" They ask me all the time and I say, “Well, by writing them.” I wrote them by writing, sitting there and focusing, putting the blinders on saying, “This is what I’m doing right now, not multitasking."

Multitasking is the least best thing you can do, the worst thing you can do, the thing that you need to avoid, if you want to get things done. Just ask my good friend, Dave Crenshaw, who wrote a great book called the Myth of Multitasking. It doesn’t exist, so don't do it, don't even try now. It doesn't mean you have to work 24/7. You don't have to be like my friend, Gary Vaynerchuk, who is all about the hustle and the grind. I'd rather just be relaxed and just work in small little bite-sized chunks, get it done and then you take a break from all the tasks.

Leadership Qualities #3: A Leader Should Have a Courageous Heart
Vision, focus, and the third quality that you must have as a leader in today's times is courage. You've got to have courage! Courage comes from the Latin word “heart”, “core”. When you act from courage it means you're acting from your heart. I’ll give you a great example. Many years ago, when I was $40,000 in credit card debt working in my parents’ basement. I was at a very low point in my life and I was faced with a decision to hire a business coach or keep doing what I was doing. I remember sitting there going, “This business coach he’s really expensive and I’m skeptical and I don't think I’m going to get what I want.” I don't know if he's really going to help me but I looked at his record. I looked at all of the testimonials and all the case studies and I said wow he's really helped a lot of people who are in my position and I didn't really know much about internet marketing back then. I tried a lot of different things but it didn't work out. I talked to him and he's really a great guy, very smart, very caring and a big heart. I said, “I’m going to take this leap but my head said it's never going to work but I acted with my heart’s courage." In my first month of working with that mentor, I made twelve thousand dollars for my very first teleseminar and I went on to now have made millions of dollars selling my products and programs and courses and coaching online.

What does this mean for you? Every day we're faced with choices, every day we’re faced with decisions. The easy thing to do is just stay where you are, that's what most people do. “Well, I’ll just stay where I am”. That’s easy. If you keep doing the same thing you're doing, you'll keep getting the same result. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing expecting different results. Leaders also fear what lies ahead but they try to face each with confidence. Intelligence, the right attitude, and perseverance will help you become successful.

Do you have them? I mean I know we all think we have them but do you really act from courage? Don't act from your head, you gotta act from your heart. I hired the mentor by the way, and the results speak for themselves. Now, the people who've hired me have also gone on to make over 2.7 billion dollars as a result of following my methods. Good characteristics will get you there.

In fact, if you want to make some money right now, you can make money by working from home. Actually, you don't even have to build anything, I'll show you how to do it. You can literally get this started today, you can get this done today. I'm going to share my screen here with you. First thing you need to do, go to this link right here, it’s noahstjohn.com/jv and you become one of our affiliates which we call our ambassadors. You can become an ambassador.

For those of you who are watching this, you're probably familiar with my work, maybe you've read one of my books, maybe you've got Afformations®, maybe you have gotten coaching from me. Whatever it might be, you can make money from me and you don't even have to build anything just enter your information in here. This doesn't cost you a dime. It's all free make sure you put your Paypal email in there because that's how I’m going to pay you and then you just log into your affiliate area right here and you're going to get something like this we use a platform called Click Funnels and it'll have your name your email and Affiliate ID, and your Ambassador ID. All you have to do is click one of these buttons that says affiliate tools: “Get my Link”.

Let’s say you want to promote my upcoming Online Business Virtual Retreat, you click that button and it will come up here and then you just copy that link. You just scroll down on the page, you'll see I've given you all the images. I've given you even the email and social media copy, all you have to do is just copy like this, and just copy it and then you post it. When you see the green right here, see this green section you just insert your affiliate link that's all you need and you share it on your Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube, on LinkedIn wherever you want to share your social media you can even share it via email. Everything is tracked to you and then when your friends and your colleagues go to this page, onlinebusinessretreat.com and they buy from me. Let's say they buy my upcoming online business retreat then you get paid, I pay you that.

Now it's the same thing with the Power Habits® Challenge so I have a Power Habits® 21-day Challenge that's coming up very soon and you can just go here in your members’ area, in your affiliate area, see where it says Power Habits® Challenge. Click that button, it'll come up to this section right here, there's your link to the powerhabitschallenge.com, there's money that you're going to earn when you do this and the same thing you just copy and paste, copy and paste. How many of you can copy and paste if you're watching this right now? You can copy and paste, type in yes in the comments here if you can do this.

All of you can do this so you can be sending people to, for example, Power Habits® 21-day challenge, you can be sending them to the Online Business Retreat, you can send them to Funnel Income Secrets where I teach you how to and have built scale and launch your funnels in eight weeks or less Traffic Income Secrets where I show you know how to explode your online without spending a fortune on ads even if you're not famous. And afformations.com where I teach you how to use my absence method to change your subconscious beliefs and thereby, change your life at afformations.com. Everything is available for you, everything is very easy and that's all you need to do. Simple, isn’t it? So here, I’m going to type in that link for you there, it's Afformations®, sorry, it’s noahstjohn.com/jv.

There you go! That's all you need to do and remember there's no cost to you. It's all free and you can make money from me literally in the next seven days without ever having to build anything.

A true leader can't be built in a day, it takes time for a human to improve his attitude, practice his skills, and follow a leader's core. One needs a strong vision, a purpose to inspire and perspire, and displays patience in teaching his followers. One who is focused to achieve goals; never stops learning and knows that success is earned through hard work. One who is courageous; accountable with his actions and has a sense of empathy for his followers. He exudes honesty, integrity, and has a great sense of positivity. It's not easy to become a leader, but you can become one by starting with these simple tips.

Author's Bio: 

Noah St. John is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who's famous for inventing Afformations® and helping busy people enjoy financial freedom. His sought-after advice is known as the "secret sauce" in personal and business growth.

Noah's engaging and down-to-earth speaking style always gets high marks from audiences. One of the world's most sought-after experts on personal growth and professional development, Noah appears frequently in the news worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The Hallmark Channel, NPR, PARADE, Woman's Day, Los Angeles Business Journal, Huffington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Forbes.com, Selling Power and The Washington Post.