This is Embarrasing.

And I used to say “Never let them see you sweat.

 

It’s been a long year. From the picture, you can see that was me sweating. This is after a call I had with one of my ex-team members. This was an intense call where I was attempting to keep this person on the team.

Why was I sweating so bad? Because I thought I could not go on without this team member. Let me know if you can relate. It’s the person on your team who knows everything about your business. You depend on them for multiple things to get done. This person has been with you for a while and you invested a lot to get them where they are.

I had to learn the hard way, but to be honest I’m so glad it’s over.

Here is the truth: we need good people on our team, but you cannot get to the point where people or your team is causing you to lose sleep or possibly sweat.

I’m sorry, but if you are the leader you cannot sweat over anyone.

If you are going to build something great this year, make sure that you have the proper systems in place. If you can implement systems, then you just need to find good people to work your systems. I truly believe that none of us is as smart as all of us. If another person wants to leave for a better opportunity, let them go!

You need to find people that are a good fit for your team. Teamwork makes the dream work. You need your team to be able to play in the same sandbox. If a team member is not willing, then like my mother used to say, “Let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you.”

If you are going to do anything great this year, the truth is that you need to find the right people. You need the right team. You need a team that is able to collaborate. You need to figure out what your needs are. Some people you need to work in your business full time. Some people you need just for a project. Some you need just on a part-time basis. You need to evaluate your needs and get who you need.

I urge you to not sweat the small stuff.

To Your Success,

Will Clanton

PS: Honestly I can only write this today because I had a breakthrough yesterday.