If you give a man who has a leadership capacity [ability] to lead 1000 people and you give him 200 people to lead, 800 other people will join him.
If you give a man who has a leadership capacity to lead 200 people and you give him 1000 people to lead, 800 people will leave him.
Our ability to lead is limited to our capacity.
You can’t lead more people beyond your capacity.
To led more people, you have to improve your leadership capacity.
Here is another example:
If you have a financial capacity to manage only up to R10,000 of your personal finances and you win the Lotto or get a financial windfall or payout or R4 million, you will spend the R4 million until you get to R10,000.
It is until you spend the R4 million to get to R10,000 that you will start talking about budgeting your finances.
If you don’t have the financial capacity to manage money, too much money will give you itchy hands.
Akulaleki ma unemali, which means it is difficult to sleep when you have money, is a good example of lack of financial capacity.
This is why people who win the Lotto or get unexpected financial findfall or lumpsum are always broke after 5 years.
On the flip side, if a person has a financial capacity to manage R4 million of their personal finances and you give them R10,000, they will grow it to R4 million.
It is hardly about having more money or more people to lead, it is about developing your capacity to manage more.
Your entrepreneurial venture will not grow beyond your entrepreneurial capacity.
It is going to be difficult to build a million rands business, if you struggle to manage your personal finances.
If you don’t dream more, build more systems and processes, develop leadership skills, your business will remain small.
How do you develop your capacity to manage more?
- Mentorship to help you be accountable to your own goals
- Reading books about where you aspire to be
- Developing patience
- Venturing out more
- Working hard
- On the job training
- Developing better habits
Developing capacity comes first, and then the results will follow.
Develop your capacity before you have to.
Dig your well before you are thirsty.