Calling All Leaders
Welcome to the Trailblazer blog!
If you're here, I'm assuming you're a leader, or at least you want to be one.
Maybe you own your own business. Maybe you lead an organization. Maybe you're a parent. You might have years of experience. You might be new to leadership. You might only have a dream of someday leading something.
Wherever you're at, you've come to the right place.
At Trailblazer, we are all about leadership, culture, and art. We believe in the power of people and their dreams. Whatever your leadership looks like, we want to empower you to grow, learn, and improve.
Benji Block founded Trailblazer because he felt an intense need to help people understand that everyone has potential and ability within themselves to live an excellent life. He believes that though we are all different, we fulfill a specific, needed role in this life. He decided he was going to take hold of his one shot at life and give it his all, but he wanted to pull other people along with him.
That's what leadership is. In Benji's words, you must OWN YOUR ZONE, and CALL OUT GOLD. What does that mean?
OWNING YOUR ZONE means figuring out what you're passionate about, intentionally pursuing it, and making "someday" a curse word. Trailblazers are about action and they are about today. They don't wait for life to happen to them, they blaze their own trail.
CALLING OUT GOLD means inviting people along the journey. As leaders, it is easy to become arrogant about our work, believing we can do it all by ourselves. As amazing as you may be, great leaders don't act alone. Trailblazers believe in the power of all people and encourage those around them to seek their own paths.
When Benji proposed the idea of heading off this blog for Trailblazer, I jumped at it. This idea of living an excellent life and helping others do the same sets my soul on fire. I want to live a life designed with excellence and I want to encourage other people to do the same, so Trailblazer just made sense.
If you have a desire to reach for more and you want to foster a community of leadership, stay tuned.
Many of you probably already listen to the Trailhead Podcast, but if you don't, you should start. Benji seeks out interviews with influential leaders to bring you the best advice and encouragement he can from people doing the things you dream of. He also speaks from his heart about what he's learned in his own leadership roles to bring you amazing content.
As Trailblazer seeks to create a community of leaders, the next logical step was to really take hold of a blog where you can read about what we're talking about, learn about leadership, culture, and art, and foster the natural leader inside of you.
Thanks for joining us today, we're so excited to get to know you and develop together as lovers of life. Feel free to interact with us by leaving a comment or following us on social media; we want to hear from you!
- Victoria Rinear