Liberty National Leaders in History - William ShakespeareHave you been keeping up with the Liberty National Leaders in History blog series? We’ve explored the lives of innovative leaders like James Cameron, Elvis Presley, and J.K. Rowling, to understand the impact hard work and dedication can have on a career. This week we’re looking at the life and influence of Elizabethan writer William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare’s Legacy

As a member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a theatrical company for actors in London, Shakespeare made a name for himself that’s still famously recognized today. Fans of his work have recognized how his writing and plays capture real human emotion and conflict. Shakespeare primarily used a metrical writing pattern consisting of lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter, or blank verse, to compose his plays*.

Despite obstacles Shakespeare faced with his family and personal life, success followed him because of his relentless determination and talent. Did you know he’s the second most quoted writer in the English language**?

Aside from making a name for himself with his writing and acting, Shakespeare was also a very powerful businessman of the time. William Shakespeare’s LegacyHe focused on personal success and left a legacy when he passed away sometime in 1616. How incredible to use your skills and talents to establish wealth and legacy for your family? His plays have never lost popularity throughout the generations.

Share Your Vision with Liberty National

Even though your sales career with Liberty National looks very different than the career path of Shakespeare, the point is the same! Do what you love and leave a lasting impression. What can you do to use your talents and develop your leadership skills this week?

Is there another historical leader you’d like us to blog about so you can learn more?

* http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323?page=3, 2014

** http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/shakespeare-facts/, 2014