Just the other day, I was working with clients that inspire the heck out of me. As I was driving away from our meeting, I was smiling and even laughing out loud at some of the actions that they had taken in their approach to our project. By no means was I mocking them, I was just so fired up and refreshed about working with such committed people. And although it was our longest meeting together, the time was so productive, honest and even fun, it seemed as if daylight passed and we didn’t even notice.
You see, each member of this team has a quest to learn more, dig deep into their R&D, they possess the discipline to practice the operational fundamentals that I have shared and each “player” has an unwavering discipline to create the best possible team culture for long-term business success. Quite simply, they WORK like Athletes. Their new found venture has become THEIR sport.
The next day, I felt compelled to send a note to one of them in particular. I was still buzzing with energy from our meeting and although I’m hired to be the expert and their motivator, I wanted them to know how much I appreciated their willingness to learn, question and contribute to the process. I wanted them to know that they were actually pushing ME to go even harder for THEM. You see, it’s these dynamics that build trust and relationships which are ultimately the cornerstones of any winning team and business.
WORK like an Athlete.