Just outside the San Francisco 49ers locker room, there’s a sign that inspired today’s post to build a championship team. With the Super Bowl approaching this weekend it seemed like opportune timing to share. Having said that, we believe their message is appropriate all 365 days of the year (or 366 for this year!)
The sign reads;
- Stay Humble
- Ignore the Noise
- Protect the Team
Pretty powerful stuff, right? And think about how many places in your life these 3 simple rules can impact you. Be it personally or professionally they all hold true.
Today, we want to focus briefly on how they can impact and influence your business life. Whether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur or network marketing professional — they fit perfectly.
Build a Championship Team
Humility is rarely considered as a quality that can help you build a business.
In most cases, once you start your own business, you are the deal, you are at the top of the chain in your business. And for a while, and maybe for a long time, you will call all the shots.
Being incredibly proud of such an achievement is definitely OK and a good thing.
However, if we don’t keep ourselves in check, that position may completely fill us with a sense pride and a feeling of wanting to overpower others, leaving us very little room for anything else.
For a business to thrive we believe, you need to build a championship team that is performing at their best. And your job as their leader is to ensure that they have everything they need to perform in such a way.
Focus on others, more than yourself.
Time to Ignore the Noise …
Here is a quick list of things you can do based on an article in Inc.com from 6 entrepreneurs who want to help you ignore the noise so that you, can build a championship team
- Free yourself of others’ opinions
- Focus on the worse case scenario
- It only takes one yes to change your life
- Talk to other entrepreneurs
- Stay positive
- Remember your passion
Protect the Team
This last piece we want to talk about when it comes to building a championship team is, your team. Too often, people overlook how valuable their team truly is to their business. Whether it’s through systems, customer service, technology, sales or otherwise, make sure you team FEELS valued.
And, as a leader you should always ensure that you find ways to incentivize and/or recognize your teams achievements. Be sure you remain approachable should they need you. An open door type policy is a great one to put in place.
The more your team feels cared for, supported and protected, the more they will do for you. After all, the goal is to grow your business, right? A solid, championship team is a great place to lean on.
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