If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, teamwork is where it’s at. Being someone that has been down both paths, I highly recommend focusing on developing your idea with teamwork.
On September 10, 2017, I published an article on Thrive Global, 8 Little Known Secrets to Winning Teamwork.
I wrote this article on Thrive Global the other day because of my 30-day blogging challenge that I’m in the middle of. I first started writing it for my blog here but after completing it, I submitted it to Thrive Global because I believed more people should read the information there. This is my way of sharing that same content with you!
After reading that article come back here for a little exercise which will help you deepen your learnings. Read the article on Thrive Global now!
Questions to Ponder
Grab your notebook you use to take notes for personal development. Answer each question in full to become more aware of what’s possible in life.
- What’s something you’ve always wanted to create or do but never did?
- Do you know how to make this happen? If yes, redo the answer to #1 until you think of something you’re clueless about.
- Who do you know that has already done this in one way or another?
- If you were to contact that individual and ask them to mentor you in this endeavor, what would you say?
- What do you believe your first five actions are besides finding a mentor?
- What form of communication will you have with your team?
- To coordinate tasks, what workflow system are you most comfortable with inviting the team to play on?
- How will you hold yourself and your team accountable?
- If you don’t know how to do something, how will you train your team?
- What games or contests can you have to elicit healthy competition?
- What are 10 great questions leaders ask to get the most out of their team?
First Action Steps
If you want your dream to work, time to get started on teamwork! After you have an incredibly solid and clear answer to #1, this is what I would recommend doing before finding a mentor:
- Make the objective so clear, a 5 year old can understand it.
- Brain dump all the possibilities the end result can create for you, the team, and the world.
- List all the tasks you believe need to be accomplished.
- Determine what types of expertise you need to find in team members.
- List all the people you know with those qualifications.
- Contact your mentor. It’s “Go Time!”
Find another article or podcast interview I’ve done and come back here and answer these same questions. Then, take action!