ReBUILD. Extreme Growth From Extreme Connection
Let me ask you a question? What is the biggest dream you have for your business? It is to reach the million dollar mark? How about the BILLION dollar mark?
Every business strives for greater increase but what is the "secret sauce" that causes one business to succeed over the countless hundreds or thousands who didn't? Was it dumb luck, good timing, business brilliance or did they work harder than you and your business? If your like almost all executives and business owners out there...the idea of work even harder is just plain STUPID. I often find myself working well in excess of 60-80 hours a week dedicated to my business...so how much FREAKING harder can I possibly work?
The answer is not in how hard you work or even for that matter how much you work...the answer resides in HOW you connect your work. See we're all taught to work hard (at least most of us, anyways), and we're taught what to do, hell were even taught how to do what were taught to do. Let me clarify...
I was taught get up early, work hard, set a routine, read books, etc etc etc. The same things you were probably taught that leads to success, and here's the thing I don't disagree at all! So then what is missing? Connected Growth
So what is CONNECTED GROWTH? First, I am not talking about social media! Second, there are some laws that you have to be aware.
Law #1: Construction Follows Connection
You have to connect to the hearts of the people in your business. There is an innate desire in all humans to be connected to something greater than themselves. This desire is probably what drives you and honestly it's the same desire and drive in your people. The difference is this...almost all business owners fail to create a sense of dignity, identity and responsibility on behalf of their team members regarding the business. You may have heard of the expression in business "People, Process, Products make a business successful" and as true as that statement, PEOPLE is, it is almost always misconstrued as "Hire Quality People". In this case it's not about who you hire or how your hire, but rater how you well the person hired connects.
You can achieve any goal you have by simply winning the heart of your team before you win their hands.
Law #2: Motivation without opportunity equals frustration.
As a leader of your company, it is your job to motivate people...aka...herding the sheep. Well, that's what we have been taught anyways, right. Here's a simply question.
Who is better at motivating yourself to do something ultimately than yourself?
Let that sink in for a second, so as a leader you can only motivate someone to 99%, that last 1% always comes down to the person motivating themselves. So as a leader, you probably find yourself in a constant state of casting vision to create motivation in your team. This is where we are going