If you are the chief cook and dishwasher rolled into one, the biggest favor you can do for yourself is not to over complicate your job. Over complication is a derivative of not knowing the processes involved or having the skill set to streamline your operation.

You are the head chef of your online business unless you turn that leadership over to someone else in the hope that they will do it for you, invariably they are in it for one thing and it is definitely not about you.

Leadership, some are born with that quality, folks will follow their energy, we need to get through some occasions and showdowns it masks very good sense. Other than that many of us will have to learn on the job, it can be a baptism of fire we are all captains of our own ships.


The quality of leadership is more about who you are, how do you react to situations and most importantly what do you do when your ship has run aground, is on the rocks and taking on excess water. The flip side of the coin what actions are you taking to steer your ship through the breakers to give you clear passage. Do you smile at adversity and take it on board as an opportunity, does your heart shine from the sun?


It is about that question, who are you, what are your values, beliefs and attitudes. If we want to succeed and create sustainability then our focus needs to be on our inner qualities that is where the work is required, not on tricks and techniques that create a false picture. Think deep and give a measured response, always choose your words and apply them with discretion, it is like the publish button once pushed your words are gone forever, show respect, humility, never overplay your hand and never become bigger than the game.

At the end of the day, there aren’t any shortcuts we are not going to develop a thriving business by standing on the sidelines we need to be in the game and fighting in the trenches. To do that we need to learn the skills but most importantly we need to be implementing what we are learning. In the beginning of the online journey we don’t have to reinvent the wheel it is often said that the best leaders started out being followers. If we hope to create sustainability, we don’t need to copy, but model what is already there, we create our presence and add our flavor.

If we listen, still in the silence, the chances are that we already have the inner qualities to create our freedom we have learned them through our life experiences, but because of choices we have sold our time to others, it is now time to claim our time back, time to find our voices.

So leaders in the online world are no different to us as individual players the qualities that they seem to share in common is that they are authentic and transparent and so very keen to share their knowledge but more than anything they are down to earth and the main thing is that they do the basics so very well, in the short to medium term they have stuck to their knitting that is a formula that has been repeated time and again, by the looks of things it works very well.

There is nothing special about that, we are all on the same trajectory, it is our actions and deeds that separate us. The basics that are done well an empire makes. One of the keys is to keep that in focus and take your crew with you whether that is business associates, followers, family, friends or most importantly loved ones. We can all do this take small steps build momentum and end up big that is a good way to go it seems. Develop yourself and give energy to those around you.

Don't complicate it.

Alexander.
















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That should be on the home page of wa the very first post you read awesome thanks for sharing this
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Hi Lawrence good to see you, thank you for your kind words pleased that you enjoyed the post.
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That's true about online and offline Leaders, the principles of effective leadership are the same. Thanks for sharing Alex :-)
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They seem to be that way Gaylene, for us we are in charge of businesses and also we are in cag=hrge of the direction that they take it is a massive learning curve to get things on an even keel and moving forward, thank you for stopping by, how are you getting on with your new project.
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Thanks Alex, and yes I have a couple of projects on for the next 6 months and so far I'm managing to keep on top of my schedule. We'll see how that goes :-)
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Always good to have a few challenges on the go all the best.
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ArmstrongWil Premium
Yes, it is now time to claim our time back! This is really deep Alexander. And someone like you makes me enjoying every single minute in this community. Your valuable time and energy writing this are not in vain, we are grateful.
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Hi Armstrong good to see you and thank you for your kind words.
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Great post Alexander, very useful for everyone.
Cheers,
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Hi Goson, I am pleased that you enjoyed the post, Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.
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Nice post Alexander! Thank you!

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Hi Cindy you are most welcome so pleased that you enjoyed it
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Wow...that really gives me a lot to think about. Very helpful. Thanks. Debbie
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Hi Debbie so pleased that you found some value in the post.
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Such valuable advice and guidance, many thanks Alexander! Sue :)
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Hi Sue you are most welcome I hope that it helps you.
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Great thinking Alexander. Cheers, William
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evanevaalexa Premium
Hi William, we are establishing and running our own businesses starting out we are a team of one, always good to pick up and work on skills that will serve us well moving down the track.
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Great post Alexander, thanks :-)
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I John thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.
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every time you give us useful inforamation
idont know what we will do without you Alexander
very kind ..thanks
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Hi Salma thank you for your kind words very much appreciated, I hope that you got some value from the post, thank you for reading and commenting
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Great perspective and advice. Thanks Alexander
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evanevaalexa Premium
Hi Alexandra you are most welcome, it makes us step back and think. Thank you.
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RoopeshG Premium
Keeping things simple is the way to do it.As you said at WA the formula is given to us,we just got to follow it and not give up.

Thanks for this Alex
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evanevaalexa Premium
That hat pretty much sums it up, plenty of time to branch out down the track well said Roopesh, thank you.
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ValerieJoy Premium
A great post Alexander. Thank you.

Taking on the responsibility of leadership is something that doesn't appeal to everyone. And well done to those leaders who are successful in their role.
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evanevaalexa Premium
Hi Valerie, that is indeed true some folks are drawn to it like a calling.

The post was just a reflection, even though our endeavours may seem small we are infact the CEO of our businesses we owe it to ourselves to do the best job we can do. Continually learning just helps so much.
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I agree Alexander.
Ed
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evanevaalexa Premium
Hi Ed, it kind of makes sense we are all in charge of our online businesses, thank you for stopping by.
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SongbirdDL Premium
That is a post and a half Alexander.

"The basics that are done well, an empire makes!"

So much value in the whole post, can't even pick on one specific thing. You were on a roll :)))

Thanks.
Danielle
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Hi Danielle that one is a bit of gold alright, it rings so true. The basic package usually has all the truth we need do it well and success will come looking for you.

Glad that you enjoyed the post thank you for your kind words:)))
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Excellent advice, Alexander!
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Hi Mike thank you, glad that you enjoyed the post.
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Fantastic advice! Thanks for sharing this
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Hi Kris you are most welcome I am glad that you found some value in the post.
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Amen to that Evan.
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Hi Arthur I thought that you would relate, thank you for stopping by.
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Very intersting, Alexander. Thanks.:)
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Classic Vera, the online business world is no different to other forms of business, at the end of the day governance looms large on our journey to success initially we fill all the positions. Thank you for stopping by.
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Good stuff, Alexander! Thanks for sharing!
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Hi Rebecca thank you glad you enjoyed the post.
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halinphilly Premium
If I didn't complicate things, I wouldn't be the person I am today. It's never intentional. In fact, I usually seek the most simple solutions; it just rarely ends up that way. I must learn to delegate better.

I can cook. Let someone else wash the bottles!
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Hi Hal really like your insights, in the beginning it is hard to find out way, I am sure my middle name is sidetrack. That is such a good point learning to delegate, that is a bridge we all have to cross in order to grow or keep growing. Working that one out is a task and a half as well.
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WHOA!!! I think I heard the music swelling in the background as I read this, Alex. Really quite profound!

"Develop yourself and give energy to those around you." The beauty of that statement is really beyond words. Thank you, Alex.
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Hi Veronica thank you for your kind words, if we work at anything long enough it can become a way of life. In this area of online marketing we tend to start out being the go to person on the team of one.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Hi Didi good to see you, glad you enjoyed the post.
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Great information, thanks for sharing
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Hi Odile you are most welcome thank you for reading.
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Working on it every day Alex. If you follow my posts, you'll know I navigated the Straights of Magellan last week!
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Oh no Mike, I hope that you are into clearer waters and plane sailing this week.
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Great post Alexander! Very good points. Thanks for sharing.


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Hi Barbara so pleased that you found some value in the post, thank you for stopping by.
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