How to Be a Leader in Your Own Life?

Imagine waking up tomorrow without a job, without people turning to you for guidance. What if you didn't have responsibilities to fulfill and you didn't have to lead others?

Would you still be a leader, if you had no leadership responsibilities whatsoever?

If your answer is no, keep reading. Because in order to be a leader and lead others, you must first be a leader in your own life. You don't need a business, or a team in order to lead yourself.

Self-leaders take responsibility for their life and success. They are in control of and ask for what they need and work hard to achieve their goals. They have a strong sense of self-awareness and are endowed with self-confidence and personal effectiveness. They recognize their own strengths and constantly find ways to enhance them.

“All human beings are self-leaders; however, not all self-leaders are effective at self-leading” - Manz

Where might one start with developing self-leadership?

Set SMART Goals for Yourself.

Setting specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based (SMART) goals can help us create an actionable plan to grow and makes it easier for us to progress towards achieving them. Enrolling in a coaching program helps us to identify our limitations, and reflect on where and how we spend our time and effort, making it easier to define our goals in a realistic way and develop clarity as an individual.

The 3D Coaching Academy by CoachWhizz offers ICF-certified ACSTH coaching programs. Click here for more information.

Maintaining Honesty and Integrity

Integrity is something that you choose, rather than something you achieve. It is about choosing and doing what is right over what is convenient or beneficial to our lives, and it helps us in making conscious decisions in life personally and professionally.

Honesty is an essential part of integrity, whether at the workplace or in personal life, but it's important to start with yourself before expecting it from others.

Choosing an ICF Accredited program such as the ACSTH accreditation at the 3D coaching academy by CoachWhizz will help you lead with honesty and integrity.

Develop a Growth Mindset

Understanding that no matter what you do, there is always room for improvement, allows us to learn from our mistakes and use them to improve, grow and perform better in the future.

Developing a growth mindset allows us to take on new challenges, look for opportunities, and focus on solutions rather than being afraid of failure and never attempting to step outside of our comfort zone.

Taking a coach training program that focuses on one-on-one coaching, group training, and established criteria for success, such as an ICF accredited ACSTH coaching program at the 3D coaching academy by CoachWhizz, is more likely to create long-term change in an individual's mindset toward growth. Click here to know more about our ACSTH training.


Empathy is a skill that many leaders require because it allows them to connect with the people they lead. In order to demonstrate empathy, you first need to have a deep understanding of your own emotions and feelings, which in turn allows you to connect with other people's feelings and respond appropriately.

Joining a coach training program allows us to gain a better understanding of our own strengths, values, self-awareness, and emotions, as well as learn how to connect with others' feelings and communicate with them more effectively.


If you want to develop your self-leadership skills or support someone else to do so, you can start with self-reflection, then develop a habit of frequent self-monitoring, and commit to deliberate practice. To do so, we only need to take one simple conscious-step forward to break free from our impasse and take control of and lead our life, in order to achieve more than we ever imagined. Make the first move by joining us at the 3D Coaching Academy by CoachWhizz, where we will support and assist you in taking that one step forward in order to achieve more than you imagined you could.