TeamWork = Super
Well it did not
surprise me. I was excited a few weeks before the Super Bowl saying
to my wife that we were going to win this year's Super Bowl! She
said, "How do you know that for sure?" I said because they
believe in teamwork and they believe in themselves.
That is what this Shaklee business is all about! In fact,
that's what life is all about. This is a very very powerful
combination and unstoppable when a team has it! Even having a
bad game, as the Steelers had that Sunday, can still be good
enough to win when a team has this kind of gut effort in
saying that there was no way the Steelers could ever even come
close to making the Super Bowl, let alone win it. At a 6th position
spot, no team has ever made it from there to the
Super Bowl in the history of the game! Top that off with winning the
Super Bowl and you have a new record in place that will be hard to
ever break by any team, even after another 40 years!
there is a lesson to be learned here. What I kept
hearing from the Steeler players week after week, winning game after
winning game was this:
and are focused as a team on only one
thing, winning the next one."
would say things like this: "We each have a job to do and
no one on the team is any better than the
next regardless of the position they play. We cannot
win unless we play as a team and follow the same game
plan. If I am called on to do my part to make that play
happen, I will do my very best and nothing less of me will ever do."
how you win at the game called life!
What Do You
If you want to
build a Shaklee business, you first have to know your
why if you want to have success. Before
you can even put together a team, you must first know what you want.
Is your life presently going in the direction you
want it to go? If not, what would you change if money were not
an issue holding you back? What is your core desire for even
considering this business in the first place? How would you
feel living the life of your dreams? That is your Super Bowl Bob!
You can make that core desire into a reality if you really want to,
but it will take teamwork. In this business, to be very successful,
you need to build a great business team.
You Need a Process and a
In order for you
to get started in building this business
team, you need to first have a process and a
plan in place so that you can build your business the
right way from the very start. I find this one missing most of
time when teaching others my RWB process. It's not that they
are not willing to work and love this business, it is just very
confusing to them as to what to do or to say to introduce
Shaklee to other people without turning them off or getting into a
debate as to who's product is better. I was once there myself, so I
know this first hand. It does not need to be this way for this
business is very simple, but only when you have a process in place
and work as a team.
have been so many "programs of the month" that have
come along over the years. If you have been in this business as
long as I have, you know what I mean. The problem with this is that
it tends to hold people back because there are so many choices for
them to make. Some people in this industry put up a different
program each week hoping that if they offer many different programs
to others, something might work! This has been happening ever
since I came into this business and it will continue to be this way
long after I leave this world because that is just the nature
of this business. You have a lot of talented people in this
industry that are self-employed entrepreneur types
and that's what makes this such a great business to be
part of...it is not just another job.
it's amazing how excited I see people get when they know what
to do! Their belief level hits the roof and they look forward
to working at building their business! Even the leaders who have
been in this business for over 25 years and who are already earning
6 figures get excited! Some have said to me that this was the first
time in their entire 30 year career that they had a set-by-step
process in place! That should happen on day one in this business,
not day 10,680!
So you need
to decide what your process is going to
be. You also can't have more than one process at a time
going on or keep changing the one you do have. If you are going to
build a Network Marketing business, you better first have a process
that you stick to and then have a plan to put it into action. Once
you know what to do and what to say, you can then go on
to teach it to the others on your team. Other programs can
now come and go, but because you are now focused, you will no
longer even see them going by!
This is just like a football team; they may want to win, but
without a process and a plan in place, or changing it all the time,
even if they had teamwork, it would not get them to the Super
Bowl. They have to have a process- what to do, a plan- when to
do it, and teamwork- each doing their part. Only then can you
have success! Even with everyone around you saying you can't do it,
it no longer matters because you believe and know deep inside, you
TeamWork Starts with Great Leadership.
This is a
leadership business so you must first become the leader
for your team. Not someone else, YOU! So if you want others to
follow you, you better first know where you are going
and hopefully it is not off a cliff! 90% of people fail
in Network Marketing because they had no real plan in place. So
be sure you have one if you are planning on reaching the top and
want others to follow you.
leader, you must develop teamwork. You are no better than
the next person regardless of the rank you may have reached in this
business. Always remember this. You can learn so much from the new
person who just joined your team, as much as they can learn from
you. So be open to what they say and don't put them down if they
disagree with you. Talk about it with them instead and reach some
kind of an agreement. Let them fail if that is what it will take to
teach them this business. Whatever do, don't put them down for
trying for they might just have a great idea you will
being in the same group does not make you a team either. We have a
RWB Leaders Club made up of 22 Shaklee Leaders from different groups
all around the country. They are all leaders who have reached
the ranks of Director on up to Master. They
are a very special team because we all
work together to help one another grow as a better leader.
What rank each one holds never comes up because it does not matter
to us. It is a give and take atmosphere and again, nobody is any
better than any one member. Everyone has a special part that
makes this group work with real teamwork. Even if this
conference call starts at 10:00 PM during the weekday, we all
look forward to it each and every week!
think teamwork all the time in everything you do. Your
business, as well as your life, will be a much more happier
place to be! Then you too, cannot only reach your Super Bowl in
life, but also win it!
PS, I listed some
great quotes below on TeamWork that I hope you enjoy.
them over a few times and then insert them into your
Strength of the Team is Each Individual
Strength of Each Member is the Team.
Jackson Chicago Bulls
the Same Shirts Doesn't Make You a Team
Team is More than a Collection of People. It is a Process of Give
Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
Teamwork is All About Making a Good, Well-Balanced Salad
Whipping Individuals Into a Single Batch of
Richardson, OD Consultant
Commitment to a Group Effort —
is what Makes:
A Company Work,
A Society Work,
Lombardi, football coach for the NFL
Together, Lose Together, Play Together, Stay