Operation Self Reset Episode 105: Lead Your Ship, Leadership 101

In this episode, Jake is talking about leadership.

Leadership is a long journey of not only discovering yourself as a leader, but helping others better themselves. How do you do that? First things first, you need to take responsibility for yourself, your life, and where you are. The biggest problem Jake has seen in helping people work toward becoming great leaders is that they aren’t willing to take responsibility for where they are in life. It’s easy to find other things to blame: the economy, the weather, the way we were raised, other people. But you can’t move ahead in life until you take 100% responsibility for where you are right now.

What does it mean to take responsibility? Figure out why something you tried in life didn’t work, why you failed. Don’t look for blame on other people or events, focus on yourself. Look within. Ask yourself, “Why is it I did not fulfill that promise?” Jake used to blame his job and his erratic schedule as the reason he had trouble getting things done. But when someone else told him he needed to stop using his job as his scapegoat, it changed his whole mindset.

Listen in as Jake talks about how you can turn yourself into a great leader and help others along the way.

Here’s what Jake and Rosie talked about in this episode:

  • Taking responsibility for your actions
  • Focusing on the why
  • Journal the issues
  • 5 levels of leadership

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Jake Nawrocki
Jake Nawrocki
Motivational speaker, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Owner, and Life Coach.


  1. Jake this was brilliant, I have listened to the 5 levels of Leadership, however because it is a longer audio I was finding myself getting lost. This podcast has helped give me the key areas and now I am excited to expand more on them! Thank you! You always have a great way of explaining things, I LOVE the travel agent/tour guide reference!

    Thank you as always!