The importance of building a team is something that I really had a hard time doing. I still do. Asking for help is something I have trouble with and can be traced back to my pride.
In attempting to put away with childish things and pocketing my pride, I learned I must ask and accept help. There was a moment this past week when I received news that affected me in a matter where I literally was put out of commission mentally for a few days. This is where small circles carry a lot of value. In the pursuit of finishing my first book project, decisions needed to be made in a time where I was not mentally available to see clear and make these decisions. I knew that I had to continue and keep going though. Being able to recognize I was not at 100%, I had to adjust and put the control of the decisions to be made in the hands of my team.
I had to rely on their character, their integrity, and their perspective to help keep moving things forward. It was one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. In the team I am apart of, we talk and build on these values of character and integrity. We purposefully invest in these areas. So when the time came and I had to rely on other people’s character and integrity to help push forward, we were all ready to accept the challenge. If you deal with pride as I do, get off your high horse and start building your team! For insight on how to identify people that should be in close proximity as apart of your team or inner circle, make sure to check out the other posts in the Working With Others series.
Talk soon & God bless,