At Siegfried, we help people transform themselves into better leaders to exponentially improve their lives. Our professionals are genuinely interested in and passionately committed to continuous growth, both personally and professionally. But this growth doesn’t happen in a day – it requires thoughtful, focused time and deep self-reflection. In the Siegfried Core Concepts series, we’ll outline some of the foundational ideas that motivate everyone we interact with – clients, employees, friends of the Firm, and other stakeholders – to seek out transformational growth and leverage that growth to benefit others.
At Siegfried, we help people transform themselves into better leaders to exponentially improve their lives. While our Firm’s higher purpose fits into one sentence, the journey to actually becoming your best self is lifelong – and it can feel overwhelming. You might wonder: How can I tackle the abstract idea of self-improvement to bring about real changes in my life?
Created by CEO and Founder Rob Siegfried, Siegfried’s Life/Leadership Curve™ provides a simplified overview of lifelong growth that can help you thoughtfully improve yourself. In short, the curve shows that a relentless commitment to your individual leadership and character ethic leads to exponentially greater freedom in your life.
When you do the hard work to enhance your character ethic and individual leadership, your dreams can become a reality. Once you achieve those dreams, you‘ll create more personal freedom and live a more fulfilling life. Achieving this level of success is not fast or easy, but with consistency and a commitment to maintaining a long-term view of your future, you can accomplish your most ambitious goals and feel fulfilled.
The power of energy
It can be hard to motivate yourself to improve when you aren’t sure why you want to improve in the first place. It’s critical to consider what your desired end result is so that you can meaningfully and purposefully work towards it.
The energy to do the work comes from having passionate, enthusiastic, energized, and ambitious dreams.
As you work towards transformative growth, the first step is clarifying what your most meaningful dreams are and outlining the steps that you can realistically take to achieve them. Imagine your future self in the most fulfilled and happy version of your life. To make this vision a reality, what do you need to be passionately committed to achieving right now? Within the next five years? A decade?
You don’t have to be at the beginning of your career (or your life) to dream big. It’s never too late to change.
Dreaming big can be exciting – but it can also be daunting. Your dreams might seem far-fetched right now, and that’s okay. If you only set goals that seem completely realistic, you won’t know how much you can achieve. Taking the risk to create your most ambitious definition of success will unlock your highest potential and lead to a more fulfilling life.
Clarify your dreams
Setting aside quiet, patient, and focused time to consider your potential for growth is essential to achieving your goals and, eventually, your dreams. Spend time thinking about what is most important to you and what you want to bring into your life (or remove from it) to become your happiest, best self.
Your dreams shouldn’t solely have to do with your job title and your salary – you can frame your dreams around the freedoms that you want in every facet of your life. You can start clarifying your dreams by examining the freedoms on the Life/Leadership Curve™: time, geography, relationships, money, career, health, activities, higher purpose, and effective society and governance.
Consider which freedoms are most important to you, and then determine the freedoms you currently enjoy, and which you’d like to further develop. Reflecting on freedoms and their importance to you will help inform your dreams, definition of success, and ultimately, your path forward to achieving them.
The nine freedoms are all interconnected, so be sure to consider how all of them fit into your life. Without enough time in the day, you won’t be able to excel in your career, build meaningful relationships, take care of yourself, and discover your higher purpose. On the other hand, without paying attention to your health, you won’t be able to spend time on the activities that make you the happiest with the people you care about the most.
By focusing on the freedoms that you want to achieve, you can synergistically unlock freedom in all areas of your life and ensure greater success on the path towards your dreams.
One step closer to unlocking your highest potential
As long as you are committed to growth and authentic to your true self, you can leverage the Life/Leadership Curve™ to motivate personal transformation, whatever that may mean to you.
With the courage and confidence to grow from within, you can achieve exponential levels of success.
At Siegfried, our people are strong individual leaders with the power to positively transform their lives and the lives of those around them. A journey of self-improvement won’t just benefit yourself – it’ll benefit and impact those around you as well. With a renewed sense of individual leadership and character ethic, you can use your newfound success and freedom in service of others.
Experts in individual leadership don’t just motivate themselves – they motivate those around them to grow, too. Once you step outside of their comfort zone and enter the growth zone, you can encourage others to do the same so they can achieve their dreams.
You may not have all the answers when it comes to your dreams, success, and freedoms. It’s okay if your vision for the future isn’t completely clear…yet. But by keeping the Life/Leadership Curve in mind and getting to know yourself on a deeper level, you can unlock the keys to exponentially improving your life.