Take a look around at people who seem happy, successful, and fulfilled. What is the secret to their success? How did they get through all the trials and tribulations of life, the disappointments, adversity and daily struggles? Whether they realize it, most successful people create their own success group. This is a group that offers support, encouragement, mentoring or simply a shoulder to cry on. A success team is a group of people who can help you on your path to personal and professional success.
Although we don’t often think about it, most people have a friend or close relative that they can turn to for help. Maybe, someone we admire that we try to emulate. Mentoring programs are offered by some corporations. These are all great ways to add players to your success group. It is essential to surround yourself and others who will help you achieve your professional, spiritual, emotional, as well as personal success. Although you can choose your criteria, they should all have high standards and be knowledgeable in the areas that you need support. You can keep adding people to your support group until you have a large one. You will be a strong person if you have a team of highly qualified people.
It is essential to select the right team members for your particular area of life. You will have someone to help you no matter what. You must also be open to the possibility of reaching out to them if necessary. You can’t have an ego! Your success team will assist you in navigating any issue, decision, and crisis quickly and efficiently. Your team will make you feel more secure, confident, and at ease.
When I was going through a difficult divorce years ago, Sister Felicia, a member my church, offered spiritual support. Although I didn’t view her as a team member at the time, I found her to be a great sounding board, and we had many wonderful conversations. The objective loyal type of friendships I made was formed. My team was growing without me even realizing it. To help me grow in my career, I hired a mentor for business when I joined the corporate world. A trainer helped me prepare for competitions as I began to be interested in bodybuilding. I sought out people who could support me in every aspect of my life, and I found them.
After realizing that I was creating a team and that they were contributing to my success, I started adding members. My life was divided into four areas: spiritual, financial and emotional; career, physical, and social. Each room was to have a dedicated team member. Some of the team members have been in place since previous years. Linda, my oldest sister, has been a constant supporter, wise counsellor, and encourager. My attorney offers excellent legal representation in both personal and professional matters. But, I was able to find a writing mentor, a financial advisor, and a spiritual coach. All of these people are “players” in my life. They are an important reason I have continued success in my life.
How to Find and Use Your Team Members
Sometimes, these relationships just “exist” without much effort. Sometimes you will need to find a mentor or team member and/or establish a formal relationship. Posting ads on message boards via the Internet helped me find one of my mentors. She is a great person who has helped me make huge strides. Your team members don’t have to live near you. My team spans the globe, from the US to Europe and the Caribbean.
You can set whatever criteria you like, but it is essential to first assess your needs before you start forming a relationship. You and the other person should have a discussion about your needs, expectations, boundaries, and boundaries. Your team members won’t usually require payment. To ensure everyone is on the same page, however, price should be discussed. Some team members may require payment, such as my lawyer. Some, such as my spiritual director and writing mentor, offer their expertise and time. Recognize them for their contribution to your success every now and again.
Your team members can be used to support you with your decisions and problems. You can choose to have them as your peers or someone older and more experienced than you. Your initial conversation should include an agreement about how formal and frequent communication should take place. My spiritual director meets with me monthly. However, I do communicate with my spiritual director once per week via email.
I am able to make informal arrangements with other members of my team, such as phone calls, lunches, and emails that are not formal.
Sometimes you might outgrow your team member and decide to replace them. Follow your gut instincts and do the things that feel natural. Sometimes you may choose to have multiple team members for one area of your life. This year, I decided to concentrate more on spiritual growth. I searched for a spiritual director, and after 12 years, I still visit Sister Felicia.
Make Your Team Great – You Will Be a Success
A great support system is a successful team. This team can help you build authentic relationships while also helping you achieve your goals. Consider who might already be part of your success group. Next, identify the areas in your life where you require support. Then, set the criteria and approach those who you want to add to your group. Have a discussion that clearly defines expectations, and then start adding to your team. This type of support system will help you move quickly in your life. Create your own success team to help you achieve your goals.