Are You Crushing Your Competition?
“Constantly Training Your Team”
By Jeff Earlywine
Continuing to coach you through the thought of “crushing your competition” you must realize that you can’t do it alone – and who would want to. There have been people that have climbed the over 29,000 feet of Mount Everest, and did it all alone. When each of those people got to the top they realized that they have done what most will never even try. They climbed the tallest mountain in the entire world!!! – but they don’t have anyone there to share it with. They don’t have a person there to do the “happy dance” with! All they can do is look around at the wide open space, take a selfie and then walk back down. How disappointing is that?
It works the same way in your business. Why build it alone, why even attempt that? In fact, I would tell you, if could build a business alone it would not be worth it. The joy in getting to the top (whatever that looks like to you) is celebrating with those that arrived there with you. So…
What does that have to do with team training? Great question. You can train your team to produce financial statements on time, run your POS system like a pro, mop the floor to a “spit shine” but there has to be more. And there is. Crushing your competition with a trained staff takes work of a different kind. The training that I am suggesting is much deeper. Your staff come to you individually with explosive embers inside them ready for you to light the match. I could write a book on this (and just might someday) but below are a few suggestions on where you should start in “constantly” training your staff.
Remember this “training” is on the inside, and has to be in you first. So my question to you is: are you passionate about what you do?? You have to love what you do and are doing what you love. Passion connects you with other people. Passion gets noticed. People are attracted by passion and enthusiasm. Passion wins. Passion is contagious.
Next you have to think team. There is no “I” in team. Simply stated, a team attitude is a “we” and “our” attitude instead of a “me” and “my” attitude. It has been said that humans are 97% water and the rest is attitude. Some requirements of a successful team attitude are…
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