Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 21: Life & Business Is A Team Sport

Episode Date:Feb 23, 2023

We, as humans, were meant to work together to achieve similar goals. We were meant to connect and unify together to make our dreams come true. When we lean into each other and work as a team, we are much closer to getting what we truly want. 

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition. 

Today’s topic is this “Life and business as a team sport”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.


So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of 4-dimensional living and as my wife and I got our kids ready for the day, I realized how much life is a team sport.


In order to accomplish all that we have to do each day, requires coordination, team work and good communication. 


Over the weekend, my wife and I went on our first date of the year without kids and we were able to connect without distractions. 


We used to date quite often before having kids but once COVID hit in 2020 and we had our second child, it proved to be an almost impossible task to spend time together alone 


We have been working at being able to go on dates again and we finally got to have our first one over the weekend. 


It was great to simply be together and share time and space. Not doing anything in particular but simply being together. 


Then we started to plan out, like we have been doing together for almost a decade, the year ahead and what this means for our family. 


We have ambitious goals for each other, ourselves and our family this year 


This requires us to be on the same page and understand each other on a deep level 


As we talked and planned together, a sense of co-creation began again. 


This co-creation is how we have accomplished a lot of changes in our lives together with each change or challenge making us a stronger couple. 


That is an example of how life is a team sport. 


When we look at business, the same is true. 


We, as entrepreneurs, have a vision for the future that we are aligning our teams on


We are hearing from them and gathering feedback to understand how to achieve the goal 


We work to create plans and execute on those plans together 


When a team operates in silos or separation, the quality of work suffers. 


People get bored or confused and the business and team doesn’t live up to its potential 


Business is also a team sport


We as humans were meant to work together to achieve similar goals


We were meant to connect and unify together to make our dreams come true 


When we lean into each other and work as a team, we are much closer to getting what we truly want 


Why is this important?


Many times as entrepreneurs, we operate in a state of individualism


Thinking that we must be the one that does things


Or others must listen to us and simply obey what we say


This mindset of individualism holds us back from accomplishing what we truly want


We must decide to work together 


Focus on the whole rather than the parts


Focus on the collective rather than the individual 


Focus on the synthesis rather than the analysis


Focus on the unification rather than the separation


Together we can achieve more


Because life and business is a team sport


Now it is time for the daily leverage.


Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been reluctant to work in a team or group to accomplish what you want?


Is it in your life with your health or body? 


Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? 


Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?


Is it in your business or finances or team?


Once you have located where you have been reluctant to work as a team and it is holding you back from what you want. 


What are you willing and able to do about it today?


That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast. 

Thanks for joining me on the Leverage for Growth podcast. I believe in you and your capabilities. I hope you spend the rest of your day feeling inspired. But keep in mind that inspiration is fuel to propel you into action. If you do not take action towards your own growth and the growth of your business, then that inspirational fuel that you’re feeling is wasted.

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