Are you building your team around you to be the best they can be in what they do for their success, so that you can be the best in what you do for yours?
Who are the people around you that mean most to you in your life and life’s work? People you can call on, come what may? Loved ones, family, friends, associates, colleagues, mates, professionals etc? Who are the people that you can rely on to help you make your successes happen? Who is on your team?
I’ve said before that any or everything worthwhile usually starts with a dream or a visualised picture of a desired outcome in the originator’s mind, right? While one person may lead or orchestrate it, my experience is that in most cases the realization or execution is usually achieved with a team. And every successful person has usually built a team of successful people around them to help them achieve that success as well, would you agree?
I write this for you today from Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast where I have been inspired at a weekend of learning and personal development from attending the (www.wealthbuilders.com.au) annual property investment conference together with almost 100 other residential investment property millionaires. Great fun. Great speakers. Great learning. Great inspiration. Great direction. Great reflection. Great teambuilding. Great networking. Great to refocus on what really matters and rubbing shoulders with over 250 positive, uplifting, successful and inspiring winners to “sharpen our axe”.
We all had two things in common:
- To leverage our passion for our property investment portfolios to develop our purpose, skills and knowledge so that we can each individually live and work our lives doing what we “want to do”, not what we “have to do”.
- To develop and fine-tune the self, the team and vehicle we achieve that with.
Building your team
Likening our role in developing a property portfolio to a CEO directing a business, we all have learned that every one of us needs a team of professionals to help achieve that success. To surround ourselves with a team of dedicated specialists that we can absolutely rely on to do the right thing for us, for them and for the greater good. Professionals like property developers, architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, financial planners, financiers, project managers, estate agents and still many more.
I couldn’t possibly be good at all those things. Neither do I need to be. They were selected because they are the very best at what they do. And they do the best that they can do for their and for our success. So that I can be the best that I do for my success. They are on my team. They all understand The Trust Triangle.
Each of them also has a team around them. Sometimes I am also on their team as their coach.
So if you look at your life and your work, you have probably built a team around you as well, haven’t you? Think of your partner, your family, your accountant, your…. And in your work, be it as an employee, or a leader of others, or in your own business you would invariably be part of a team, or have built a team of dedicated professionals around you right? That doesn’t mean they need to be employed either, does it? Sometimes organisations outsource certain “non core” functions to other specialist companies. Or they select and contract specialist resources to do justice to specific and important tasks, or pay casuals a higher short term rate to help weather a particularly busy period.
So looking at yourself as an individual or an individual professional, who is on your team whose professional expertise and track record you can rely on to help you maximize your success? By bringing to your party those things you need for your success, but don’t have the skills (or time) to do yourself. For example if we are working a job, doing casual work on top of that to get ahead and maybe starting a business we can do part time, we might not have time to look after our garden or house cleaning or maintenance etc, and so we contract third party services to take care of that for us, don’t we? Some people have a personal trainer. Some even hire someone to walk their dogs! All of these serve the purpose of freeing us up so that we can focus our time on doing what we love and do best.
At a more personal level though, who is on your team to help you develop yourself to be the best possible you that you can be? What authors do you invite onto your team with their books? Who helps you develop your spiritual well-being? And what about your health and fitness? Your personal wealth? Professional development so that you get and stay on top of your game and ahead of the rest? Your friends that you just love to hang out with? And of course I’m going to ask you about your mentors and coaches, aren’t I?
So how much greater a success could you develop with and for yourself if you:
- did a stock-take of all your strengths and loves to help remind you of what you already bring to your the party for that success
- highlight areas you aren’t strong at (yet) which you can develop yourself
- differentiate those that you could better rely on trusted others for to speed up or enhance your success?
and then apply your networking skills to source the best possible team to build around you for your journey and for your success?
What if you could and what if you did and what if it was the difference that made the difference for you?