You have to BELIEVE in the people around you MORE than they believe in themselves.
It’s really a game. A match. A contest. The contest is FEAR VS. LOVE.
Do you fear they may make a mistake or do you love them enough to coach them?
Do you love them enough to say, you are not ready yet, but I see it in you. You work at Drexel which means you already rock. Now it’s time to make you better… follow me. I can show you and you can do it! I BELIEVE IN YOU!
Are you stuck in a belief that only YOU can do it, the team is:
JUST ARE NOT READY YET
DON’T CARE AS MUCH AS ME
TOO BUSY TO HELP
THEY ANNOY ME (Your mind is made up, that person IS annoying. Do you find that thing everyday that annoys you or focus on the positive? Example: That laugh he has drives me nuts. Hey the person is 99.5% awesome, the laugh distracts you… so you ONLY focus on that laugh. And you tell others too, before you know it everyone hates that laugh… How foolish. Leave the laugh behind and find the good!)
How much can you LOVE those around you will have everything to do with how much YOU improve.
Can you find one person on your team and EMPOWER THEM (a sure sign of love) as you coach them through a responsibility? That person could be a teammate or maybe it’s a vendor. Could that one person be someone you don’t talk to very often at work because “they annoy you?” Could YOU have to make a change to LOVE them instead of telling yourself they annoy you. Find the best in everyone and let them help you… the results will be amazing.
Empowering others IS helping others.
They will appreciate you more. And you will get closer to your mission.
– Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Since 1985, our business success has come from building others UP.