Achieving Teamwork Success: Many Hands Make Light Work

Achieving teamwork success is crucial ingredient for any roadmap for success. We tend to lose ourselves in the doing. There is too much to do and too little time to do it. Expectations that we have of ourselves, of life, and that others have of us lead us to believe we “should be able to do it all” and we “should” be able to cope. 

Achieving teamwork success: why we don’t need to do it all ourselves?

Women, especially, have grown up in a culture that tells them they need to be selfless and put others’ needs before their own. They often believe they can have it all: relationships, family, a successful career, and a fulfilling social life. From childhood, we see the women in our lives taking on the caring role, the mental load, trying to meet everyone’s needs and keep everyone happy, rarely resting.

This conditioning teaches women that they should be able to do everything all the time. So, women entrepreneurs tend to get overwhelmed when they can’t handle it all, and when they get overwhelmed, they feel like failures and put themselves on the back burner. They think they have to take care of everybody else and get everything done before they take care of themselves. 

You matter for your business

You are the core of your life. How you feel emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically impacts everything else, so make your well-being your priority. It’s essential to know who you are.

We need not go through this world alone. We have bought into this false narrative that we have to do it all on our own because if we don’t, somehow that makes us lazy or that asking for help makes us weak. However, there isn’t a CEO of a company or a 6-figure business out there that is doing it all on their own. 

Write down a list of everything you do on a daily basis. Then, start going through the list and taking off the things that you and only you can do. You’ll begin to see the things that you can start to delegate, whether it’s running errands or cleaning the house or branding, marketing, social media, etc. We can share the wealth by sharing the responsibility.

Takeaway: achieving teamwork success

Achieving your goals becomes easier when a team brings their individual strengths to the table. This is especially true if you’re a small business owner, as “solo-preneurship” doesn’t require you to be a slave to your business. Start by figuring out what you do best.

Make a list of what brings you in money and what brings you joy. Then, build a team that works. Delegate the responsibilities which lie outside of your core expertise. The strength of a great leader lies in collaborating and delegating effectively.

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