Team Delta3: To Win, Know Rules, Players

Contributed by BSM Staff

Running a business is a lot like playing football. If you want to up your game, you need to look at your habits, team and attitude.

Team Delta3, a business growth consulting firm, says when you invest in yourself, you can reach your goals and up your game. Likening it to a football team, it says this will require you to do more than meditate for a weekend or sketch out some quick plays.

“If you want to increase your influence and get your business to the next level, you need to take a few steps back. It's about going back to the basics, or more specifically, following through on these five key strategies:

If you want to up your game, you need to understand the rules. Building a business is a leap of faith. If you're serious about moving your company forward, then you need to be willing to learn what you don't know. So, take a class, watch a YouTube video, or phone a friend. Don't stay an amateur at the expense of your company.

After you get everything written down, organize your dreams into goals. Figure out what plan comes first, then outline strategies that will get you closer to your ultimate objectives. When you see all of your ideas in one place, you're able to recognize what makes sense, what's ridiculous, and how your thoughts converge into an actual career move.

The quarterback is only one part of the team. And the same is true for the CEO. You could eat, sleep, and drink your company 24/7 and still not move an inch towards your goals. Your business is too heavy to lift alone. You need some extra muscle. So, the next time you’re tempted to move solo, look around and inspire your team to move together.

If you want to up your game, you need to stop complaining. "If only" conversations might get you some sympathy, but they won't help you actualize your goals. Remember, game plans don't mean anything unless you make it to the field. If you want to increase your influence, you have to leave the sidelines and enter the game. You have to throw some passes and risk being tackled.

When we look at athletes, we cheer on the visible ones who are giving 110%. It's not that we don't recognize the incredible talent of the whole team, but we focus on what we see. When we watch the strongest teams, we celebrate them because of their habits behind the scenes. If you want to get your business to the next level, you need to develop some habits that will work for the long haul.

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