If you are going to make it through this week, heck, if you are going to make it through this Monday, you are going to need the help of a team. The age-old saying “there’s no I in team” may be overdone, but it is true. A team of any kind, whether it’s a business relationship, a marriage, or a friendship, requires all members to be intentional, interactive and involved. Every successful business is backed by a group of people that are all committed to the same goal. Building a team is foundational in building your business. A great leader focuses on the strengths of his/her team and leads by serving. Anyone can be a boss, but a leader is others-focused and relentless in their pursuit of unity.

There are two types of people in the world: “Here I Am” kind of people and “There You Are” kind of people. The first type walks into any situation and makes decisions based on what is best for them personally. They are self-motivated and put their interests above those of everyone else. “There You Are” people walk into any situation and make everyone else feel valued. These types of people create solid teams of hardworking employees who feel appreciated and connected.

Not being a team player is not an option if you want to get to the next level. The inability to compromise, listen and collaborate will result in your business becoming stagnant. 100% of the time. You need sounding boards, you need people who will tell you you are on the right track, or that your idea does not align with the mission statement of the company. You need a diverse community of people that all have their eyes on the same goal that you do. If your business is not thriving like you want it to, take a look at your team. More importantly, take a look at how you are impacting your team.

We know from experience how powerful it can be to have someone speak positivity and encouragement into your life. We know that the first step in becoming who you are meant to be is self-awareness. You don’t know what you don’t know. This is why we have launched the Personal Development MasterMind Group. People are already signing up for this monthly, interactive personal development meeting that provides the opportunity to learn the skills required to get to the next level in all areas of life. When you join this elite group, you will master things like time management, developing positive self-talk, being an influential communicator and how to foster the relationships that are crucial to your happiness. And that is just the beginning.

You are who you surround yourself with. Look around. Do your daily interactions and attitude towards teamwork scream “Here I Am” or “There You Are”?

Today, think of three ways you could be a better team player. What can you do to shine a light on the strengths and abilities of others? You will be amazed at what happens when you begin to shift your focus from what you bring to the table to how you can help others bring their best to the table.

Keep an eye on our social media platforms for more information (and early bird discounts) on Walter’s brand new Personal Development Mastermind Group.

Go be the leader you would want to follow.

-Walter