Are Leaders Born or Made?

Talent vs Skill

Leadership is both a skill and a talent. The skill aspect of it can be refined and grown with time and experience. The talent aspect of it, however, is a bit different.

Talent is, in a lot of ways, inherent. We are born with a passion and a drive to do certain things. We tend to love those things we are naturally talented at doing. Are we great at them when we first discover them and start applying them? No. We stumble a lot and make mistakes, but our love for it keeps us dedicated. Therefore, over time, we naturally get better. Those who are gifted leaders will naturally be driven to assert themselves into positions of leadership early in life. Sure, they will fumble in the beginning and make mistakes, but their passion for it will keep them focused on mastering their craft.

If someone in a leadership role is not naturally gifted at leading others, their passion may not be great enough to keep them “in the game” when early mistakes are made. They more than likely will get frustrated and seek another avenue to focus their energies. If on the other hand, circumstances such as financial obligations require the less gifted to maintain their leadership roles, they will improve with time. If they work hard and spend the necessary time honing their abilities, regardless of their level of passion, they will get as good as those naturally gifted at leadership. However, if they do not work hard or are not willing or able to invest precious time in self-improvement, they’ll remain average leaders.

Advice for New Leaders

Remember, leadership will come easier for some more than others. To those who have natural skills: never rest on your laurels. Continue to work hard at self-improvement; seek mentorship and advice from others more experienced and be willing to implement what they’ve suggested.

On the other hand, for those who aren’t natural-born leaders: it won’t be easy for you.  Don’t become bitter and discouraged because some of your peers are outpacing you. It will take hard work. But with the right amount of time and effort, you can achieve your goals.

Moreover, find your own style. Don’t try to emulate the style of someone else. Your mentor’s success doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll succeed. The leadership style of one person may work for him, but that doesn’t mean it will work for you. Some people achieve with assertiveness bordering on aggression. Others succeed through quiet collaboration.

Regardless of how you lead, do it with confidence. Confidence comes through mastery. Mastery comes from hard work and time. Sometimes, a person gets a lucky break. He may know the right people, be born into the right family, and have all the necessary talent.  But that’s rare. For the vast majority of leaders, they arrive at their destination only through continual self-improvement that comes through humility, hard work, time, and dedication.

Asthma Attack eGuide

Take Control in 36 Easy Steps

Do you have a plan in place for the next time you or your child has an asthma attack?

The Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3) of the National Asthma Education & Prevention Program (NAEPP) recommends that all asthmatics have a written asthma action plan in place and that the lack of a plan is considered one of the risk factors for death from asthma. This guide will give you the information & tools necessary to establish an effective plan with your healthcare provider to take control.

Asthma Attack eGuide is an easy-to-read guide for the anxious parents of an asthmatic or asthma sufferers themselves. It lays the foundation for a written action plan by providing the necessary education one must have to self-assess symptoms and take the necessary steps to safely treat symptoms before they get out of hand. Then it gives you a basic action plan to further develop with your doctor. For safety, any treatment for asthma should always be approved by your doctor or healthcare provider.

Countless scientific studies demonstrate that by having the proper education, and by following the recommended guidelines provided within this eguide under the supervision of your doctor, you will:

1. Decrease and possibly eliminate frightening ER visits.
2. Decrease the frequency & severity of attacks.
3. Save money: Your medication will be more effective so you may use less and buy less. Moreover, your doctor and ER visits associated with asthma attacks should drop, thereby possibly lowering your medical bills.

You owe it to yourself or your child to have the proper education and tools necessary to self-manage an attack in the safest manner possible.

Please get this very important information today.


Apocalypse Key: Unlocking the Mysteries of Revelation

I want to begin by saying that I’m not obsessed with end-times apocalyptic topics and ideas. However, I’ve always been intrigued by the book of Revelation and have spent a lot of free time over the past 15 years working on a devotional commentary about it. It will be released in December 2017, and I hope it helps answer the difficult questions a lot of us have these days.

Below is the description of the book as will be displayed on its back cover.

Although countless books have been written about the Apocalypse, this one is truly unique. By skillfully weaving Catholic theology with biblical numerology and the theories of recapitulation and sedevacantism, the author successfully unlocks the hidden structure of the book of Revelation.

This condensed, but thorough, verse-by-verse scriptural study brings vivid clarity to the ancient prophecies of St. John. It offers solid answers to hard questions, such as: Who is the Antichrist? Will the church have to suffer through the great tribulation? What are the signs that precede Jesus’ return? What role will the pope play in the thrilling drama of the Apocalypse?

If you have been searching for an ancient, yet fresh, analysis of the Apocalypse, let this devotional commentary be your guide. It will assist you in preparing for Jesus’ return while credibly answering the most difficult questions you have always had about the end times.

It’s titled, Apocalypse Key: Unlocking the Mysteries of Revelation, and will be available through I’ll also provide a link to it on this site when it’s available for purchase.