Just outside the San Francisco 49ers locker room, there’s a sign that inspired this post about how to build a championship team. (we may not be 49ers fans, but we do love football and this message)
The sign read;
- Stay Humble
- Ignore the Noise
- Protect the Team
Pretty powerful stuff, right? And think about how many places in your life these three 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.
How to Build a Championship Team
Humility is rarely considered 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 OK and a good thing.
However, if we don’t keep ourselves in check, that position may fill us with 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 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.
Time to Ignore the Noise
Here is a quick list of things you can do based on an article on 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 worst-case scenario
- It only takes one yes to change your life
- Talk to other entrepreneurs
- Stay positive
- Remember your passion
Protect the Team
The last piece we want to discuss when building a championship team is your team. Too often, people overlook how valuable their team truly is to their business. So whether it’s through systems, customer service, technology, sales or otherwise, make sure your team FEELS valued.
And as a leader, you should always ensure that you find ways to incentivize and/or recognize your team’s 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.