Teamwork makes the dreamwork! If you are going to reach the apex of building a fully scalable business, you have to cultivate a dream team by learning to believe in other people.
While you might be used to working and making all of your business decisions on your own as an entrepreneur, this mindset is not sustainable for growing your business.
You have to be able to believe in other people and allow them to play a part in scaling your business.
This doesn’t mean that you have to worship the ground they walk on, give them all of your responsibilities, or expect them to have all the solutions to your problems. It just means that you have faith that they’ll step up to the plate and do the tasks their role requires.
There are two key elements you need to make this happen:
A great team requires trust.
You shouldn’t feel like you have to look over anyone’s shoulders or micromanage their work to make progress. You shouldn’t have to wonder whether they are on the same page and getting their work done.
You should trust that everyone on your team is doing exactly what they need to do when they need to be doing it.
This trust is developed through closeness of contact.
There’s a reason why the saying, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is popular. It’s hard for someone to step out of line when someone is close enough to hold them accountable.
Frequent and regular check-ins with your team will build mutual trust. You will be able to trust that they will share their progress and important information with you when you check in with them. They will be able to trust that you care about the team and are available to answer questions or address concerns that arise during check-ins.
Staying in contact will help build trust and ensure you and your team members are on the same page.
If you never check in with your team members, it will make them feel like you are an absent leader who only gets involved when someone makes a mistake. If you don’t trust your team members, they won’t feel like they are a part of your business, and they will not be invested in helping your business grow.
While you always run the risk of believing in people that could possibly let you down, the rewards far outweigh the risks.
When you actively believe in your team members:
- You give people the power and freedom to take risks that can help scale
- You help develop great leaders who will step up and take on more
- You build a team that is invested in your business and its success
As you scale your business, make sure you are showing your team members that you trust them and value their contributions to your business.
2. Believing in yourself
When you believe in yourself and the direction you are taking your business, it will help you become a better leader. This will allow you to build teams of people who you can trust to help you reach your goals.
To create a dream team, you need to be able to set clear expectations, create achievable goals for your team, and maintain frequent communication with your team.
All of these steps are impossible if you don’t believe in yourself first.
To set clear expectations, you need to believe in your mission, vision, and values and share these with your team.
To create achievable goals, you have to have a good relationship with failure and know how to push your team without putting them in impossible situations.
To maintain frequent communication, you have to believe you have something to say, and you have to be confident enough to solicit and accept feedback and constructive criticism.
If you aren’t able to set expectations, create achievable goals, and communicate with your team, you will have trouble believing in them because they won’t rise to your standards. As you can see, believing in yourself is key for believing in others.
Believe in your own judgment when choosing and developing your teams and trust them to reach the goals you’ve set for them, and they will rise to your expectations and give you a reason to believe in them.
Belief in others starts and ends with you. If you’re having trouble building a dream team, don’t be afraid to take a look at yourself and your leadership style and make any necessary changes.
If you believe in yourself, you can do more for your team and for your business.
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