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Does Your Team Have a Code of Honor?

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Posted 13th May 2009 at 11:18 AM by jwhagarty

I just finished reading the Blair Singer book: The ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins. It was a very interesting read, the gist of it is that all successful teams have a Code of Honor that they live by. In the book Blair details how to develop a great Code, how to get all team members to abide by the code, and the importance of everyone agreeing to “call” each other on code violations.

Without a Team, it can be very difficult if not impossible to survive on the right side of the Quadrant. That is, as an Investor or Business owner. To make that transition, and develop a Team, will require pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, at least for most people.

I am fortunate to have some key members on my Power Team. First and foremost is my wife Amanda! We also have a great CPA, two good attorneys (so far!), a fantastic Estate Manager for our Second Life business, and great upline and downline team members in our network marketing business.

By surrounding ourselves with so many positive people, we are able to accomplish more than we otherwise could. We are also able to avoid mistakes we would otherwise have made. One of my favorite concepts from Kiyosaki is - if you are the smartest person on your team, you are in trouble!

Look to surround yourself with people who are better than you, who inspire you to do more and to become a better person yourself.

When we go to school we are taught how to be Employees. We can’t collaborate with others, that is called “cheating.” We compete with each others as individuals. Some of us are fortunate enough to have the experience of playing on a team in sports, but how many of us recognize how essential it is to have team support in life?

Coincidentally or not, today is also the launch of our friend Brian Owens‘ new website. Earlier this year we went through an 8 week training program with Brian. We learned a TON about affiliate marketing, and we created from scratch 5 review websites. We also earned a few hundred dollars in commissions, and even sold one of the sites for $300!

Remember how in an earlier post I wrote about the PIGs that shall set you free? Well with Brian’s help we now have four active PIGs that will bring in a couple hundred dollars a month on auto-pilot, without us having to do another thing except cash the checks. Love it!

We are glad to have Brian on our team as a coach, and if you are at all interested in internet marketing I encourage you to visit his new website today. You will learn a lot, earn a lot, and get to see one of our videos too!

Here’s hoping that you build successful teams in all aspects of your life, and that you develop your own Code of Honor that will help you thrive.

Have fun, and good luck!
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    I always believe in 2 heads are better than 1. Just like in basketball, you win if you play teamwork.
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    Posted 13th May 2009 at 12:38 PM by marsummers marsummers is offline
 


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