And I don’t know everything there is to know about building a team.
It’s not that I haven’t done this before. It’s more that even when I have asked others for help, I’ve often found myself taking on the lion’s share of the work.
Being in a yearlong leadership and management program has helped with perspective. I’m surrounded by people who are where I am, people who’ve been where I am, and people who are on the other side of having accomplished tremendous things (for example – doubling their business).
What I can see now is just how hard I tried to keep everything together myself and how little desire I have continuing down that path now.
Again, as I mentioned yesterday, I’m not shirking responsibility. I’ve been chipping away at my email daily, gradually fulfilling on promises. But I don’t think it’s all going to happen in a vacuum, especially based on the aggressive goals and objectives I’ve set for my projects, which I consider priority.
But for the next year, at least, I’m going to look to team as the solution – not just myself. And that means leaning on others and accepting their contributions and support.
Podcast? I have a couple in the can, but I’m not sure I’ll be publishing again until my new membership site is ready.
Guest posts for Music Entrepreneur HQ? Nah, I’m not touching that. I’d like to find a guest post manager if I’m going to be accepting any contributions.
I know not everyone checks my blog, but I figured I would make these matters public in case anyone’s wondering “what the hell happened to David?”
I’m well. I’m excited. I see so much opportunity. But I’m needing to prioritize and re-prioritize. And I’m looking for solutions outside of hustling and grinding all by my lonesome. Building a team may not happen overnight (although it has come together rather quickly for my membership project), but I know I can spend more time in the areas that count if my time is freed up.
Now that I think about it, it’s entirely possible I’m not needing to build multiple teams. Maybe the team I’m building now will connect me to all the right people (or maybe they are the right people).
It’s a different way of thinking about things, but now that I’m in it, I can’t imagine trying to do what I’m doing without a team.
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