I used to think that asking others for help made me weak, that I could do everything my way and myself, and I didn’t need to build a team around me, I was wrong! Clearly I don’t know it all, my way is almost always not the best way, but I’m now comfortable within myself and smart enough to constantly ask those around me for help, advice, and their opinions
I cannot and don’t want to achieve all I’m striving for in my life alone, I want to build a strong team of people around me to work with. If I don’t, I will definitely fall short of my expectations, be unfulfilled, and won’t have as much fun on the journey as I could.
It’s for these reasons I haveseveral teams around me across different areas of my life.
What I have been able to achieve in the past 10 years since I started to search for people who can elevate myself to another level has been unbelievable, in my eyes at least. The knowledge I’ve obtained, friendships made, setbacks avoided, quality of work completed, and fun I’ve had has been simply immeasurable. To build a team in itself is fun! Sure, there will always be people who go it alone and achieve phenomenal things, but from my experience on ‘both sides of the fence’ being part of a team is so much more rewarding. Here are three reasons why I think it’s important to build a team around you.
Accountability Let’s face it, if we only have to report to ourselves, a lot of the time we will take the easiest way out of a difficult situation. Having a team around you who are invested in a common purpose will not only help you take the correct course of action (whether it’s easy or hard), but also help you stay focussed one the task at hand. You team will also take an interest and want to know what you have been up to, and your progress.
* Tip – being accountable is easy, and can really help you to achieve your goals. Tell a friend; your family, leave post it notes around your house, or even post your intentions on social media to provide yourself with motivation to be productive each and every day.
Achieve More Once you build a team and become accountable to others, having a team around you to provide constant thoughts, advice, or instruction can reduce some of the workload. With the workload distributed where necessary, or your teams advice helping you focus on areas your should be to increase productivity, this will help get you closer to achieving your goals.
* Tip – Ask your team about areas where you feel you should be focussing on to help you move forwards. Getting out of your own head, with a different perspective can help you stop doing pointless tasks, and start doing tasks that will continually help you move forwards.
When you open up your life to being accountable to others, and relinquish control to let those you’ve trusted help facilitate your objectives, you will not only increase your accomplishments but also learn and grow. If we continually do, say, and think the same way throughout life without being open to new ideas, how are we expected to develop as a person, and evolve. Surrounding yourself with like minded people, as well as those who challenge your way of thinking, will open up new lines of information you never new existed, and aid your own personal growth and development.
* Tip – Look to find three types of people to spend time with. One who is further along their journey than you are. The second should be at a similar point in their joinery as you. And finally, someone who is a little behind where you are currently at in your journey. Why is this important when you build a team? It gives you perspective, opens you up to knowledge, will keep you driven through peer support, and also you will be helping others who have similar goals in their sights.
Having a team around you in life that you can trust is extremely important in my opinion. Not only will they keep you accountable to yourself and others, but also they will keep your productivity at an optimal level, and help you learn and grow into the very best version of yourself.
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