In our own brain, we are also our own thought-leaders.
Because, if we don’t do our own thought-leadership for ourselves then someone else may do it for us and there’s no guarantee that they will do it well, or even in our own interests.
Thought experiment: What if you could sit down and have a conversation with your 9-year-old self?
Yes, that’s right. You, as you are today, with your hard-earned insights, skin-in-the-game experience and current state of wisdom. What if you could hang out with you when you were 9?
(In fact, of course, in your triune brain, you can do this.)
The Question: What would you say to your 9yo self?
Here’s one crack at it …
“Danny don’t you know that you are cool as f*ck on the inside. You’re just going through an awkward phase from 12 to 29.”