Welcome to the last part of the Next Level Entrepreneur video series, a recorded consultation I had with 4 awesome entrepreneurs in California.
To be perfectly honest, I had no idea that this meeting would spark conversations about what it means to be a visionary for your business and, dare I say it, act like a CEO.
I’ve come to believe that if I want to create the business of my dreams, I need to act TODAY like the person I need to become TOMORROW.
However, something many people ask me as their business grows is how to build an invested team that feels the same way.
Essentially, how can we build a team that cares about growing the business and develop as a team as much as we do?
My husband and I ran my business just the two of us for about a decade, and it wasn’t until the last two years that we brought on a team.
Through this experience and from the wisdom of my mentors, I have learned that there are three key ways to bring people together so that it is not just “doing a job” to them.
- Understand how your team wants to be celebrated and compensated.
On Team J*, it’s important for me to have conversations with them about how we can facilitate our business to support their growth. Not everyone feels valued when they are given more money, so understanding what would make them feel special helps us treat them the way they want to be treated.
- Convey the vision to them.
As CEO’s, it is our job to show the team what the business could be, rather than focusing on the day-to-day tasks. When I explain where my business is going, my team is invested in the future of the company and will run further and faster to help the overall mission.
- Be transparent and let them in.
Recently, we have been letting my team see “behind the curtain” and showing them where we are financially in the business. This way, my team has become connected to our growth goals and wants to support the vision in any way they can.
>>These three pieces of advice are being utilized in my business to this day.<<
As your business develops and changes, I hope you think about being honest, open, and vulnerable to facilitate even more growth and to build an invested team.
If you’d like to follow along with additional exercises, be sure to download the free Next Level Action Guide and watch the video below to see more of the behind the scenes of the consultation!