When I first heard about Zig Ziglar’s passing this past week, I was saddened ….
but immediately, I realized what a full life he lived. He made a lasting impact in my life … as I’m sure he did in millions of others.
He once said that if you would like to succeed in life, you must be willing and able to help others get what they want along the way.
… he’s not the first to say this, nor is this a secret … but Zig had a unique way of communicating these sort of things.
Here’s are 10 “Practical” Ways you can Help Others Get What They Want so that you can be more successful at any en devour.
We all struggle with some kind of self doubt from time to time. Believing and having faith in others can make all the difference between someone quitting and succeeding.
If you’ve got a growing team or are a leader currently assembling one … you’ll be faced with “business humps” and stagnation.
Use words of encouragement to break through to the other side.
DREAM BIG. Set smart goals, but learn to expect more out of yourself. As the leader, you’ll set the tone of your team. When you expect more from yourself, they will also. Let this spread like wild fire for amazing results 🙂
Again, as the leader you’ll need to set the tone on this one. At times, we’ll need to “hurt someones feelings” in order to get the truth out.
… teach by example that it’s best to be true to yourself than to cover things up. Others will follow in your lead.
5. Role Model:
This follows from numbers 4 and 5.
Do you want to have a kick ass team getting serious results? Be the best role model you can possibly be. Do the things you want those on your team doing.
There’s nothing more authentic, real, original and branded than yourself. I love reading and hearing about others successes … and failings. Something about others sharing themselves comes across as magnetic to me.
Open yourself up and share your experiences. People will open up to you and join you on your team.
I love challenges … but this is something of an art when it comes to team dynamics.
Learn to tap into peoples talents. Find out what motivates them. Use this to cut through the noise. Set challenges that cut through the “busy work” and focus on “getting results”. Keep it simple, keep it fun.
Ask, ask and ask.
Great coaches learn to ask “tactful” questions. This isn’t about interrogating your team. This is about getting to know them! Go for the gold. Find out what they’re triggers are. What motivates your team? Why did they join you? What do they expect to accomplish? What are they dreams, goals and desires?
We’re all super busy … but never be too busy to acknowledge your team.
Personally, I prefer a phone call. Nothing more authentic than hearing someones voice tell you they appreciate you. 🙂
This will pay dividends down the road when the “going gets tough”.
Group meetings have they’re place … especially for training and learning.
… but spend some one-on-one time with your crew.