No Team. No Dream.
Dave Anderson said “if you have a dream, but no team, you’ve got to give up the dream or build up the team. Do you have a dream? Is your dream inspiring enough to create the desire you need to build a team? Remember, the ONE and ONLY reason your business exists is to be a vehicle to help you achieve your LIFE GOALS (your dream). You will not reach your biggest dreams in L.I.F.E. by yourself. There are many things required to build a business that are simply out of your gift zone.
You can’t do everything yourself. There isn’t enough time in a day to successfully implement all 12 functions on your Org. Chart by yourself. Can you outsource a lot of what you do? Sure, but that still requires leadership. How do you handle it when your vendor or VA doesn’t come through for you? Don’t you need some influence with anyone you work with, other than threatening to fire them?
Discovering how to lead and build a team set me free to do the things I love to do. I have a staff of 40 that run my companies for me and I can travel the world without having to be involved in every detail. I learned what leadership is. I developed myself as a leader. I then began developing my people to be leaders. Then I applied my systems approach to leadership just like the other areas of my businesses. The result? I can travel the world, take as much time off as I want, and live my dream because I built a team. That is the reward.
I have also found that developing people is the most gratifying things you can do in life. I have a little plaque in my study at home that says “Success is Making a Difference in the Lives of Others. Happiness is Watching them Grow Because of It”. It thrills me to see my people grow as leaders.
Today I have a phenomenal staff that wants to win. They want to do it right. How have we turned it around? Phenomenal Leadership Systems. First, I had to learn how to be an effective leader. Next, I had to build a phenomenal leadership system that would help my team win consistently and that would continue to develop them.
I believe anyone can learn how to be a more effective leader which will help you attract and develop the right people. And when you do that, you will be on your way to reaching your biggest dreams in life. Remember, you must give up the dream or build up the team. You won’t reach your biggest dreams in life by yourself. You will remain in the prison cell called your small business doing everything yourself.
(Excerpt from The 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business)
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