This Tech CEO Shifted From Impatience To Confident Leadership

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Impatience To Confident Leadership

Dedrick is the CEO of SparkQ Worldwide, a company serving companies such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear.

Here’s what he said about his journey…

I just completed the Super High-Performance leadership quest. This quest was right on time for me. When I started, I was beginning to seriously work on positioning marketing and sales for my business. 

A lot of that has to do with mindset. One of the very largest shifts for me and it occurred within the first three days, which was surprising because I didn’t know what to expect from the quest.

My patience, went sky high. I have three children at vastly different ages, and that presents a challenge. I have two teens, one ready to go off to college, one in high school and I have a five-year-old; they are all in very different stages of life, and I didn’t necessarily have the greatest patience when it came to dealing with the young one.

Right off the bat, I noticed a giant shift.

It was really right on time there, with the older ones there was kind of some strain in the relationships and it helped me to reset, centre myself, and be able to speak with love. Even though of course I love them with everything that I have, but to be able to communicate with love and the watch them respond differently to that communication. 

Even if you only get through, or you’re just starting, you can see a major shift, very early on in the process, as I did. 

It was really fascinating and awesome. Even to the effect of when my wife pulled me aside, we talked about it and she was like, it’s awesome, it’s different and it’s super cool. I explained to her more about the group, and how the quest works so she was excited for me to continue.

If you are on the fence, do it. It is well worth the time and effort. And for holding yourself accountable it’s awesome. 

Toward the end of the quest I had some really awesome exposures; being able to operate the windows of opportunity, and for taking more leadership actions and being able to share and lead and do that with confidence. Definitely go for it, go all in play all out.

You have to play all out. When you get the breakthrough it’ll be amazing. 

And I highly recommend that you do it, you go for it, play all out, and like Nike says ‘just do it’, but you play to win. I don’t ever do anything, where I’m not playing to win. I played a lot of sports as a youngster, and that’s the only way I know how to do it so I would highly recommend it. 

Simon is tough, but he’s very fair. He’s an awesome guy so I highly recommend you doing that going forward and playing to win.

If you’re a leader, a CEO or an entrepreneur and you want to achieve amazing results and emotional intelligence, you can apply for my 6 week 1-1 intensive here or check out the Super High Performance Formula.

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Simon Lovell

Featured on Forbes.com and Entrepreneur, Simon Lovell coaches and mentors top CEOS, entrepreneurs, and leaders on emotional intelligence, fulfillment, and happiness so they can reach the next level of impact. He is author of The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have A Secret & the host of Unshakeable Leaders Podcast.

His loving but NO BS approach and super strong accountability in his signature 6-week program The Super High-Performance Formula has been called 'profound' and 'life-changing'.

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