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The Visionary Leader

The Visionary Leader Child

The following mini report represents a summarised version your child's Signature Personality. It is one of eight life aspects contained in the Authentic Self Profile Tool. The profile tool has three major categories. Firstly your child's innate talents which the Signature Personally forms part of. Secondly your child's life purpose and thirdly the major behavioural challenges your child will need to master to realise their potential. 

Your child's Signature Personality is their dominant way of responding to the world. Expressing this is key to unlocking their power and potential. Your child's Signature Personality is akin to them signing their signature on everything you do. It is the way they will leave their biggest mark on the world every day. Without its positive daily expression it will be difficult for your child to realise their full potential.

If your child's Archetype is The Visionary Leader then they were born to lead others. When not ruled by their self sabotaging behaviours others will want to follow them. Your role as a parent is to encourage their leadership talent. Involve them in activities where their natural leadership abilities can come to the for. In order for your child to take up their rightful place in the world you will need to assist them to move beyond their self sabotaging behaviours. Just as they have the power to lead others, they also have the ability when living in their fears of creating chaos and destruction around them.

The major fear of The Visionary Leader is not succeeding. This fear can cause them to be overly controlling, strong willed, stubborn, opinionated and dictatorial. It can also lead them to be aggressive, dominating, intolerant, impatient and have a ‘know it all’ attitude. Their over controlling nature can often result in them becoming obsessed with the desire to do things their way. This does not bode well for relationships both inside and outside the family. 

The desire to do things their way is caused by a fear that things will not work out. They believe if it isn't done their way then it will probably fail and this will make them look bad.  Fear of failure is never too far from their mind. To prevent this they try and force things to happen in a way that they can control.

The secret to getting your child to lead and not control is building their sense of self esteem. The only reason they are controlling is because they fear failutre. Teach them early in life that failure is just a stepping stone to success. Failure is the most effective way of learning and achieving excellence. Show them how the most successful people are the ones who failed the most. Michael Jordan for example was quoted as saying "I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Thomas Edison when asked after 9,000 failed attempts of inventing the light bulb said that he was 9,000 times closer to inventing it. Teach your child it is not about failure but learning, growing and never giving up. Without failure no great accomplishments are achieved. Without failure the greatest learning does not occur. 

Your child as The Visionary Leader will have big visions of what is possible. Their role in life is to empower others to bring those big visions to life. Others lack those big visions, they need The Visionary Leader to show them the way.. Failure will naturally occur because all great visions enter uncharted territory. That is what makes them great. Teach your child to act on their big visions and be there as a parent to help them learn from their failures on their road to success. Support your child to attain their big visions by empowering others to achieve them. By supporting your child now the future of the world will be in good hands. 

If you find parenting difficult because your child is displaying wilful, domineering, aggressive, intolerance, impatience and/or controlling behaviours then clarify with them what it is they are trying to achieve. This has a couple of advantages. Firstly by asking questions you take your child out of their emotional brain and into their rational thinking brain. By doing this you are removing the highly charged emotions and they can start to think more rationally. Secondly you help your child clarify what it is they really want and then you can support them to achieve that.  

You will also find your child easier to manage if you involve them in decisions that effect them. Their natural take charge attitude will respond well to being involved in the decision making process. Malcom Gladwell in his book Outliers showed in a study how the most successful people in life were the ones where the parents involved them in the decision making process as a child. To learn more about this see our parenting YouTube channel coming soon. Sign up to our newsletter and we will let you know when video is released. 

To learn more about the full 80+ page Authentic Self Profile Report and our parenting program in which the profile is included click the link below.

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