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 â€˜go rightâ€™ you take the right. When he says â€˜Weâ€™ll take the taxi because itâ€™s rainingâ€™ weâ€™ll take the taxi because itâ€™s raining.
Heâ€™s a natural leader and thatâ€™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.
Itâ€™s the clichÃ© young manâ€™s dream: wanting to grow up to become just like his father.
Iâ€™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 Iâ€™ve got the experience Iâ€™m here to give you that guidance that youâ€™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 didnâ€™t get it.
Why did I say no to a book on a topic thatâ€™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 youâ€™re overdoing it with the drinking, youâ€™re growing tired of being tipsy or you straight up think you want to stop with alcohol, read the Bartenderâ€™s Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Getting Sober.
You might learn something new. At the least youâ€™ll get a fresh perspective on the topic.
Let yourself be nudged towards the worthwhile road of sobriety as Iâ€™m being guided through the busy streets of London. Safely.
Until the next time.