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Business is a Team Sport

by lyn christian on January 19, 2010

Even if you are a Solo-Preneur, that is no excuse to function like the Lone Ranger. Business is a team sport. If you review your life (and I mean all aspects of your life because it is extra difficult to discern the entrepreneur’s dimensions from one another) there are about six different areas to consider when drafting your success team.

Obviously for the financial side of things you need someone to be your accountant and someone to play the role of bookkeeper. It helps to have a great banker or two and someone to assist in your financial planning.

When it comes to the physical aspect of life, I find a trainer, preferably a tough one, which is very useful. Find someone who can help you with your eating and exercise plan. They should  also help you take into account your sleeping and renewal patterns too.

In terms of your environment, from time-to-time, I consult with a professional organizer to keep things neat, clean and simple. In addition, it helps even more than you might think, to have someone Feng-Shui your working and living areas.

Mental and emotional health play a large part in your  ability to be a dynamic business owner. I love getting mental puzzles or reading things written by Tony Buzan, to stay mentally sharp. From time-to-time a best friend, a social worker or therapist can assist in keeping the emotional cylinders running smooth and clear.

Spiritually, I love checking in with a coach. There is nothing like knowing you are grounded in your core values, your higher intentions and in taking action that touches upon destiny.

Some people like having an informal “Board of Directors” on their sideline or a group of mentors. Some like to have a roster of specialists like those I mentioned above. It doesn’t really matter what your team looks like, as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • You trust these people impeccably
  • You meet with them regularly
  • You use what they tell you with the best of your wisdom and focus

Who’se on your success team?  Who has your back?  Leave a comment and let us know how you pick your team.

 

 

 

About the Author:  Lyn Christian is the founder of SoulSalt, Inc., a coaching and coach training company.  She is passionate about the “free-agent” worker who wants to earn their living and live their lives by doing what inspires them.  Get more information by visiting www.soulsalt.com or contact Lyn directly through lyn@thecoachtoolkit.com.

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