From a cafe across the street from Harrods, London. Subject: Leadership
I went to see my dad. The last time I visited him was 7 years ago.
Hanging out with him teaches me a lot about leadership. We are touring through London for a day and like always, he takes it upon himself to be the tour guide.
When he says ‘go right’ you take the right. When he says ‘We’ll take the taxi because it’s raining’ we’ll take the taxi because it’s raining.
He’s a natural leader and that’s why I follow.
A good leader will guide his flock through the wilderness safely, and he is doing just that; leading us safely through the busy streets of London.
It’s the cliché young man’s dream: wanting to grow up to become just like his father.
I’ve made the first step. If you need some guidance through the hectic world of drug abuse, that is.
When me myself was on my lowest, what I needed most was guidance from people who had gone the same way and had the experience.
Now that I’ve got the experience I’m here to give you that guidance that you’re aching for.
When I was at Harrods I saw a book about quitting alcohol for 60 days and re-taking control. I hesistated to buy it, and didn’t get it.
Why did I say no to a book on a topic that’s close to my heart?
Because when I flipped through it, I knew I could write a book on the same topic but 20 times better and more personal.
After 10 years of drinking and 1 year of sobriety (and going), I think I have the experience to write a little something-something on the topic.
If you have ever played around with the thought that you’re overdoing it with the drinking, you’re growing tired of being tipsy or you straight up think you want to stop with alcohol, read the Bartender’s Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Getting Sober.
You might learn something new. At the least you’ll get a fresh perspective on the topic.
Let yourself be nudged towards the worthwhile road of sobriety as I’m being guided through the busy streets of London. Safely.
Until the next time.