Without a great team, how successful can you really be?

Jonathan Cronstedt reveals an essential component to success

If you look closely at your accomplishments, whether personal or professional, you will likely see that your success was actually the result of a combined effort – your effort, certainly, but also that of others who influenced or motivated you. The truth is that it takes a team of individuals to achieve success. No one knows that better than me, and I’m always aware that I owe much of my success to my Empower Network team!

During a recent Empower Hour call, entrepreneur Rui Gabriel shared what he considers the secret to success: teamwork. If you take a look at today’s best companies, you’ll see that they all have one thing in common: Each is composed of a great team. Great teams are essential for the preservation of a business because they serve as a support system, provide additional insight, are always mindful of the end goal and will work diligently to achieve that goal.

During the call, Rui revealed that as a teen, he wanted to be a priest, so he went to live and study in a monastery in Italy. At the monastery, the monks adhered to an intensely strict order and never spoke.

One day, Rui was working in the garden when the shovel he was using suddenly broke. Not knowing what to do because he couldn’t speak to ask for another one, Rui looked around and wondered how to go about replacing his shovel. Within seconds, one of the monks came from across the field, gave him a new shovel, picked up the broken one and walked away.

What Rui realized at that moment was that everyone in the monastery was paying attention to each individual’s needs. They all took care of each other at all times.

He recognized that he could always count on someone to be there and support him because everyone on the team focused on not only the ultimate goal, but also the well-being of each team member.

I think Rui hit the nail on the head when he said, “Businesses come and go, but people remain.”

On your path to success, it’s important to remember that one of the most powerful and essential tools you can have is a great team of individuals. People who share common goals will work together for the greater good.

Ask yourself: Without team members who work together to achieve common goals, how successful can you and your business really be? One thing’s for sure: I know that there’s definitely a long line of names on the List of People Responsible for Jonathan Cronstedt’s Success.

-Jonathan

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