How was your month? How many Lightbulb Moments did you get to experience? I'd like to share my biggest one with you.
It's been many years since I left my corporate job to become a solo-entrepreneur. The biggest concern about going it alone was not having a team of people around me. I get my energy and inspiration from working along side others. So what will happen if I am working alone?
Fast forward 18 years and I find myself surrounded by teams. I sometimes have to pinch myself when I think of how fortunate I am to find and maintain relationships with so many people regardless of where I live and work.
The phrase "there is no I in team" still resonates. But at the risk of sounding conceited, I also believe there is no team without "me". The very fact that I am part of the team, means that I must, or at least should, play a role. What I mean by that is, I have a responsibility to:
Identify where I fit?
Ensure I add value?
Support and drive the vision of the teams future?
I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves by tapping into their talents and gifts. I love the idea of everyone being able to work in their area of genius to achieve great things. But we can't do that on our own, we need people, a tribe, a community, a team. And it's not just about being amongst a group or surrounded by people.
Have you even been part of a group but not a team? Sometimes we can be hanging out, or working with people and still not feel that we belong. As with any relationship, it takes work, it takes communication and understanding. The best teams are those who can challenge each other whilst keeping a balance of support. The best team members are those who can give before they receive.
If you are looking for connection and a sense of belonging, you probably need to find a team. It could be your family, a workout, a networking or collaboration group. There are a wide variety of ways to find your "team", but beware, it's not always the first group you come across, ask yourself these questions and you will be well on your way to being the "me" in "team".
What role can I play? Where can I add value? Will this team allow me to work within my genius? Do I believe in the vision and future goals of this team?
Whatever you do, don't give up. Some "at" out there needs you to be the "me" to build a "team". (sorry about that, my dyslexic brain still just sees random letters that form words)
If you manage a team and want more information check out my website for a free team assessment here.
Thanks for reading, I hope this has given you some things to think about and you have some of your own Lightbulb Moments.
I'd love to hear about them.
If you would like some help experiencing them, I'd love to help.
Please share this with anyone you know who loves experiencing Lightbulb Moments.
Enjoy the Ping!
You don't need to be a Navy Seal but the message is the same.
Viki Johnston, a Brit who has recently moved to Southern California with her family, is a self-confessed learning junkie. Having flunked out of school at 17, she spent the next 30 (cough) years trying to figure out why learning stuff is so hard. She made it her mission to help others believe in their abilities and achieve more than they thought possible. Now through her coaching and business focused training she helps others to experience the "light bulb moment" and strive to greatness.