Leadership. The weight of this word can be so overwhelming that it causes people to do nothing. Beyond that, it can stir up all our insecurities and places we feel inadequate. We can believe there are a special few who have leadership coursing through their veins and because it wasn’t stamped in our DNA we are off the hook. This is simply not true. At the core of leadership is influence and we all have that at our fingertips. Influence requires no special degree or title. It doesn’t matter if you oversee a company of thousands or are in charge of one little family unit. We are all leading somebody somewhere. Every person has a responsibility to lead and it starts with leading your own life. Seeing yourself as a leader is acknowledging that you have something to offer others. Leadership is loving someone enough to help them with his or her next step.