Who’s In Your Inner Circle?
“Intentionally add value to everyone you meet and every situation you encounter on a daily basis.”
– Bobby Allen, certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker & Teacher
We’ve all heard the saying that you are the average of the five people closest to you and as John Maxwell says in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him.” The point is we all understand that it’s important to attract the kind of people who can help elevate you, and in order to do that you must be conscious of the kind of people you invite into your inner circle. Certified John Maxwell Team member Bobby Allen knows the importance of surrounding yourself with leaders and mentors which is why the John Maxwell Team was the right fit for him.
“At an early age I discovered that I had the ability to influence others through the gift of leadership,” Bobby said. “I have been an avid student of leadership ever since. I found John Maxwell and his writings and teachings to be extremely valuable sources for my learning both personally and professionally.” When Bobby found The John Maxwell Team he realized how high his leadership lid could go.
“I saw it as an opportunity to be a part of the best leadership and coaching organization on the planet,” he told us. “I also knew that I needed to be invested in and challenged to be a better leader. What better opportunity than to belong to the JMT? I also saw it as a perfect opportunity to add value to the JMT as well as to grow and connect with other leaders worldwide.”
Since joining, Bobby has done just that. In 2016 he traveled to Paraguay with the JMT to spark a leadership transformation. “Being with the JMT in Paraguay convinced me that I was with an organization that was committed to raising the leadership lid of every person, leader and organization throughout the world. I felt that I was a part of history in helping lay the foundation of a healthy leadership infrastructure for the entire country of Paraguay,” he said. Through round table sessions and interactions with JMT members and leaders, Bobby was able to make meaningful connections while adding value to the lives of others. “This experience affirmed my belief that transformation begins in me, then through me.”
Bobby has dedicated his life to encourage and equip leaders today so they can leave their legacy tomorrow. As a man who has dedicated his life’s work to leadership and personal growth, he offered some very passionate advice for individuals beginning their own journeys. “Get to know yourself and how you’re wired so that you can leverage your whole self to lead and feed leaders, who will then lead and feed other leaders, who will lead and feed other leaders,” he said. “And because we attract who we are, not who we want, build an inner circle of high level leaders and loyal committed people to you and your vision; people who share and support your vision and think different thoughts at the same time. Find a way to be with the best leaders you can find and learn and grow from them and with them. Intentionally add value to everyone you meet and every situation you encounter on a daily basis.”
Do you surround yourself with people who share and support your vision? If you want to level up your inner circle, check out the John Maxwell Team and complete the form on this page.
Bobby is founder and president of a successful speaking, coaching, counseling and leadership development non-profit organization, LFHL Legacy Leadership and Coaching. His contagious, fun loving, dynamic personality puts him in high demand as a gifted leader, inspirational national speaker and an insightful life, leadership, and executive coach for CEOs, high level leaders, pastors, individuals, business men and women, companies and churches.
His personal beliefs inspire him to always to look for opportunities to add value to the people and organizations he leads. Serving and leading in several organizations himself, Bobby champions emotionally intelligent leaders who build healthy, life producing work environments. Bobby was a lead pastor for over a decade. He has served in over 12 countries where he has been able to lead, train and develop scores of leaders who have gone on to lead, train and develop other leaders.
He writes leadership and devotional articles while currently working on his new leadership book, titled From Titles To Towels: The Heart of A Servant Leader
Bobby’s life mission is to encourage and equip leaders today, so they can leave their legacy tomorrow, for the transformation of the world! Bobby is a man of faith who has a fresh love for his bride of three decades and is a devoted father of three children aged 24, 19, and 17.