Most people invest a lot of time and energy looking for the wizard that will pass on the wisdom that they need, the courage that they need, and the heart to persist in tough times. I actually love the part of the movie The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy actually discovers she had all of that all the time. It was always inside of her. As the song goes, the Wizard didn’t give anything to the Tin Man that he didn’t already have.
Our journey into creating, growing, and leading a tribe of 150 people becomes so much more natural when we discover that it is in our human DNA to belong to a tribe. Birds flock, fish swarm, dolphins pod, wolves pack, lions pride, and humans tribe. To evolve yourself to the level of tribal leader is your hero’s journey and to discover it is within you, it is your natural ability to lead, guide, and protect your tribe. It all starts with self-appointment. You’re not waiting for anyone to anoint you as their tribal leader. You simply appoint yourself. Once you claim the role of tribal leader, then the work is who’s in your tribe, and how do you choose to connect with and communicate with your tribe in the most creative way.