Leadership secrets from Conan the Barbarian
Posted by Keren Lerner
As some of you may know – if you are looking at my tweets – my brother Yariv Lerner has finally entered the world of social media and blogging. He even tweets now! I asked him to write a blog about our dad’s latest movie Conan the Barbarian (starring Jason Momoa coming out this summer to a theatre near you) so he could practice – and it was so GOOD I had to include it here. Enjoy!
Here is what Yariv wrote:
I remember reading the original secrets from Atilla the Hun and thought that it was about time that Conan wrote his own book.
I live - Remember to live in the present. Its all you can live for. People truly appreciate it when you are there. I know it sounds redundant but be present – truly present when you are with people. How many times have you seen people out at dinner together both on their cell phones talking to others. How about people taking the time to see each other and then texting other people elsewhere. Why bother meeting up with them in the first place – why not meet the person you want to text or call?
I love - People love you if you love them. The Beatles aptly put it when they sang “In the end the love you get is the love you make.” There are people who follow out of fear and then there are people who follow out of love. When the s**t hits the fan – as it so often does – who do you want to take the brunt of the initial onslaught? Someone who fears you or someone who loves you.
I slay – Yes this does sound harsh at first but sometimes you need to be the heavy. There are times in life when the warrior mentality is necessary and the people you lead are going to respect and demand that you are willing to do what it takes. No one follows the meek – it is true that they will one day inherit the earth but they are going to have to fight for it.