The Sherpa

In Blog, Hustle Podcastby Eric Byrnes

Just finished reading The 100 X Leader by Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram… 

At the very beginning and throughout the book, they talk about the Sherpa being the absolute best example of a true leader. 

Let’s examine…

The most famous sherpas in the world are known for their uncanny physical ability to lead expeditions while carrying all sorts of gear in extremely high stress environments. They typically possess the mental fortitude to remain calm in the face of any storm and will stay with the weakest link of any group at all times, even if it means risking their own lives.

Throughout the years, Sherpas have redefined what was thought to be humanly possible by making physical and psychological adaptations necessary to survive in some of the harshest conditions imaginable… 

How? 

Simple actually.

Sherpas have a grander vision that goes way beyond themselves… 

While many westerners climb the Himalayas to feed their ego, these dudes do it to feed their families. Sherpas scale the world’s toughest peaks out of an ultimate respect for the mountain and the safeguarding of the people that chose to come experience it. 

The Sherpa doesn’t need or even want any credit for the expeditions that they lead. Their joy isn’t found through self-absorbed personal accomplishments, it’s actually found through connectivity with nature and the ultimate success of others under their guidance. 

Sherpas don’t take their feelings personal because they know that their life and the lives of others depends NOT on the things that happen to them, but the way they respond…

At the end of the day, or in a Sherpas case a several month adventure, the Sherpas humbly and gratefully lay their head on the pillow at night knowing they are the baddest mother f*cking leaders this world has ever seen, but please don’t tell anybody about it…

-EB

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