How To Become A Successful Leader In Your Niche

Thu, Dec 24, 2009

Home Business, Leadership

Successful-Leader-In-Niche-150x150Leadership Was Intimidating

The word “Leader” used to intimidate me.   I used to think I could never be a leader because I didn’t have the skills and I was pretty shy.  In my past jobs, I  always liked to work in the “back office”, behind the scenes where I didn’t have to see the customer or talk to them.  So when I started my home based network marketing business, I didn’t think I would be very good at it.  What I did know, was that I had to find a way to work at home, earn decent money, and be home with my son.

Law Of Averages

Once I started following the step-by-step plan, I decided to master “the game” called the Law Of Averages.  I understood that I could become skilled at anything if I was just willing to “Make Up In Numbers, What I Lacked In Skill“, as Jim Rohn says.  I remember thinking… if the objective was to get 10 basketballs into the basketball net per day, all I would have to do is to keep shooting the basketballs until I got 10 for the day.  There was no time limit and there was no limit as to how many shots I could take everyday, so I was guaranteed to master the game, IF, I was willing to keep on trying No Matter What!  “Wow”, I thought to myself, now this was something I could believe I could achieve!

Give It Everything You’ve Got

I started to wake up early and I stayed up late.  I worked on the weekends and gave it everything I had and in a very short period of time, I found myself mastering “the game”.  It started to become easier and I started to enjoy it more as I achieved my goals one day at a time.  Before long, what I used to call “work” became a habit, and the habit became my passion.  My work became my play, and my play became my work.  I believe “when you do what you love and you love what you do, everything else will flow into your life”.

Lead By Example

A very interesting thing started to happen.  As I was “mastering the game”, people started to follow me.  As I lead by example, more people started to follow me and they started calling me a leader.  I was surprised!! 8-O  All I did was set out to master the game, and when I looked up, I was a leader!  That was the start of my home business leadership career and how to become a leader in your niche.  Of course, I studied leadership mentors, read books, listened to CDs, attended seminars, and watched DVDs everyday throughout my home business career.  I decided to “get a little bit better everyday“, as Mark Hughes says.

I was always taught to follow successful leaders, study successful leaders, and mentor with successful leaders.  Here are a few famous leadership quotes to live by:

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11 Comments For This Post

  1. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    I appreciate you sharing your personal experience. I realize now that it has been easier for me to focus on what I’ve already mastered because it does not require much thought or effort. Its become so automatic and comfortable. And, as I aspire to experience my personal dreams it can be intimidating to embark on a road I have not traveled before. Now, I simply am scared, but excited at the same time. As you mention in your blog, its the Law of Averages, I will get better each day with each attempt.

    A valuable lesson, thanks again!

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    Kellie Hosaka Reply:

    Aloha Gigi! So glad you gained some value from my personal experience. And yes, just get a little bit better every day! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  2. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    I can relate in some way how the word “Leader” can be intimidating. For my peronality type which is expressive, being a leader sounded exciting, recognition and all the fun stuff, so wanting to be a leader through “that” perspective sounded great! After doing much studying on “leadership” I’ve found that the definition I used to have about leading was far from what “true” leadership meant. Today I understand that being a leader is responsibility. It calls for daily “self-less” acts. It’s like having children! Not being a mother myself, I used to find it hard to “mother” an organization. Today the definition I have leadership is being in the front first. Leadership is not always fun, but the rewards certainly pays off.

    Mahalo Kellie…

    May love and light continue to guide your path.

    Shannon Tecson

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  3. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Mahalo Shannon for sharing! You know the funny thing about the things I didn’t like to do in the beginning, as I got more skilled, I loved to do them. Isn’t that true about anything, until you’re good at it, it’s uncomfortable to do, however, when you’re good at, it’s fun to do. So, the key is keep on doing it until you’re good at it, then pretty everything becomes fun! :)

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  4. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Testing on comment luv…thank you Kellie :)
    .-= Shannon Tecson´s last blog ..Amongst Other Gifts You Can Gain Through A Home Based Business =-.

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  5. Annette Morris Keane Says:

    THANKYOU KELLIE! Very inspiring for me! ;-)

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    Kellie Reply:

    You are very welcome Annette! Thank you for visiting and commenting :D

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  6. Melissa Wright Says:

    Hey Kellie! It is so inspiring to hear that you didn’t think you would be successful when you first started in your business, that you felt that you were too shy. I love that you say that you just decided to Master the Game and when you looked up people were following you and you had become a leader. WOW!

    You have such a great story! I am so glad that you choose to share your story with us through your blog. I’m sure you are a great inspiration to the people on your team and in your business, but you are also a great inspiration to me. You push me to be a better person and remind me that it is ok for me to want to have it all for myself and my son!

    Thanks for being you!
    .-= Melissa Wright´s last blog ..How to start a Blog (part 2) =-.

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    Kellie Reply:

    You touch my heart Melissa because hearing your words makes me feel so inspired to keep on sharing. We have traveled down the home business road now for 15 years and sometimes we don’t realize how much we have grown. You remind me that people do want to hear “the old story”.

    Please know Melissa, that you keep on inspiring me as I see you always so willing to help people. That is such an admirable quality. Your team is so fortunate to have you as a leader!

    As for your son, yes he and you deserve to have everything you want. I can tell you the years go by very quickly, and when you know you have been there for your son whenever he needed you, and you were able to provide him with an incredible life, it’s the greatest feeling. Also, as you see him grow up to be a young man who emanates the qualities most people wish for, you will feel so good about the choices you made to walk “the road less traveled”. You are a blossoming leader Melissa and you will raise a son who will be so proud to call you his “Mom”!

    Lots of love,
    Kellie :)

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  7. Tinei Says:

    Hi Kellie! This was such an eye opener for me. Not because of your story, because I’ve heard that so much times before lol, but because you point out that the amount of shots you take are limitless! I never cared to look at it that way before….

    Well thank you so much for sharing. That video was truly amazing and enlightened my views on leadership :]

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    Kellie Hosaka Reply:

    Wonderful Tinei! I am so glad you are so teachable and willing to learn. You will become so valuable to the marketplace.
    Thank you for commenting…I really appreciate it! :)
    .-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..What Is “Spiritual Awakening” & How Does It Relate To My Business? – pt. 3 =-.

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  8. Kara Grabenhorst Says:

    Hi Kellie, excellent post. Enjoy reading about your story of how you felt when you were just getting started and about how you mastered the law of averages, which is a lesson we can all benefit from. I really like the way you describe your thinking of taking as many shots as necessary to make 10 …make up in numbers what you lack in skill. Very inspiring to read about the actions and thoughts you worked through to become the great leader you are in our industry. There are a lot of gems you have given us here. Keep the great stuff coming, thanks for sharing!

    ~Kara
    .-= Kara Grabenhorst´s last blog ..MUST See Tips For Blog Security =-.

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    Kellie Hosaka Reply:

    Awe Kara,
    You are so sweet! I am so happy to hear you are gaining insight from our posts. We often forget that telling the “old stories” over & over may help someone. Thank you for reminding me and giving me the inspiration to keep on sharing. That really meant a lot to me today.
    Much love & gratitude. :)
    .-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..What Is “Spiritual Awakening” & How Does It Relate To My Business? – pt. 3 =-.

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  9. Cheryl Tateishi Says:

    Incredible post Kellie! I liked how you explained your thoughts and action to becoming a leader and taking the step by step action.

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  10. Alan Beckett Says:

    “There was no time limit and there was no limit as to how many shots I could take everyday, so I was guaranteed to master the game, IF, I was willing to keep on trying No Matter What!”

    Kind of reminds me of Wayne Gretzky. During his best season, something like 85% of the shots he took didn’t go in. The reason why? He took more shots than anyone else. He just kept shooting. I think it’s the same thing here. If you’ve got the puck, line up the shot as best you can and go for it. Then do it again and again and again.

    - Alan

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  11. Kay Wilson Says:

    Kellie, Thanks so much for this, it made me realize I had lost some of my passion and this paragraph was especially meant for me.
    Give It Everything You’ve Got
    I started to wake up early and I stayed up late. I worked on the weekends and gave it everything I had and in a very short period of time, I found myself mastering “the game”. It started to become easier and I started to enjoy it more as I achieved my goals one day at a time. Before long, what I used to call “work” became a habit, and the habit became my passion. My work became my play, and my play became my work. I believe “when you do what you love and you love what you do, everything else will flow into your life”.
    Kay WilsonÃ�´s last blog post ..Thursdays Power Lunch for Facebook Fans & Moms 11AM to 1PM. Drop by 8000 N. Fire…My Profile

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