You may be skeptic when I just said I don't want these to happen to you... You may say, "Why would you care? You don't know me!"
That is true. I may not know you yet but I relate with you. I was there. I know how it feels. I wish I had a book like this or someone who could have told me the existence of the syndrome, and how to beat it quickly.
By the way, not just first-time leadership; everything first is always scary. And, we all have been there. It is fair if those of us who already overcame help out who are just facing these first-time experiences.
Do you remember your first driving, dating, home buying experiences? If you had the same first-time experience like mine, it was messy, to say the least :)
Your first time leadership isn't exceptional. As a new leader, if you have not yet, you will experience:
5. Stress, and more.
These in turn may hurt your:
3. Performance, and more...
Of course, unless you're proactive and getting the support you need, which I'm offering to you right now...
I experienced first timer syndrome when I was a youth and a student leader in the 90s and paid dire prices that could have been avoid if I knew what I know now.
While working for an international research organization, I was also infected by the syndrome as I managed a research team for the first time in the early 2000s.
Similarly, I had the same pain when I opened my own business in 2010. I still remember:
1. The fear,
6. Guess works, and so on...
In all the above 1st timer roles, I suffered from first timer syndrome, which negatively affected my:
3. Relationships, and
In each case, I was performing poorly, confused, uncertain, and questioned myself so many times.
I don't wish any one to pass through these experiences.
Here is the truth. I shouldn’t have paid these unnecessary prices if I had a:
1. Book that I'm offering to you for free, and
2. Mentor or coach who knew about the syndrome and showed me on how to overcome it quickly.
On top of my own experience, I wrote this Amazon's #1 bestseller based on the experiences of my workshop attendees, mentees, and coachees.
I have been training, coaching, and mentoring new leaders for years. They articulated it differently but what they said can be summarized:
"I had wished I've known about the existence of the syndrome sooner. I thought I was the only one suffering not realizing that other first-timers too went through the same experience. I had wished I knew how to overcome it before it caused havoc. I would have avoided paying unnecessary prices and lessened the suffering that came from taking leadership for the first time. I wish I attended a similar workshop a long time ago when I was aspiring to become a leader for the first time. I could have overcome the syndrome and avoided its negative impacts..."
I wrote this book so that you don’t need to suffer as I and the new business owners and leaders I have been empowering.
Whether you're an aspiring first-timer or a recently promoted new supervisor or manager or a new entrepreneur recently opened your business, you need my book if your desire is to make a smooth transition and excel at your new position from the get-go.
What is more?
If you are a new author, speaker, and/or founder, you don't want to miss the accompanying bonuses. I had wished if someone shared with me these roadmaps when I:
1. Formed my first organization;
2. Wrote my first book;
3. Prospected my 1st clients;
4. Created my first funnel; and
5. Made my first high stake speech.
The checklists I'm going to share with you for free will save you tones of money, time, and energy.
I spent years, and paid thousands of dollars to acquire the knowledge and condensed it in the form of checklists so that you:
1. Throw away the guess works,
2. Shorten the learning curve, and
3. Save lots of money, time, and energy.
If you're a senior leader , you can use the book to coach and mentor emerging leaders in your organization.