Certainly, as you well know, building and growing a successful home-based business requires an incredible amount of skill, focus, strategy and attention. There are organizational skills, leadership skills, sales skills, business skills, relationship skills, and so much more that need to be continually developed and sharpened. With so needs and requirements for continued growth, you and your team sometime can get overwhelmed beyond the ability to be effective.
This is where you, as the leader, must step in. Surely, we are all human, and overwhelm is a natural state that can occur. However, as you grow in your own personal development, and certainly as you grow as a leader, you can recognize this overwhelm for what it is and immediately begin to divert the power it can have over you.
Overwhelm, just like other forms of stress, will naturally happen. However, how you choose to respond to this overwhelm is precisely what will determine if you are a successful leader or a mediocre leader. Similarly, it also defines whether you will grow a successful business, or one that produces minimal or average results. The way you respond to overwhelm, the way you respond to stress in general, can have a profound impact on your productivity, your state of mind, and your ability to lead your team.
In a previous post, I talked about the power of resilience. If you missed that, I encourage you to search that term on my blog and read that article. Resilience is precisely the quality that will help you overcome your overwhelm. It can indeed take that overwhelming and negative energy and transform it into a positive force to move yourself and your team forward.
Possessing the ability to coral and harness this energy, transforming it into a positive force, can be an incredible power. In fact, this power — often referred to as Inspiration — can be an impactful motivating force for your team. For, if you can recall back to your early days of beginning your business, there are many times when overwhelm can kick in. In fact, overwhelm is one of the top reasons why new business-builders fail. If you, as their leader, can step in and provide them inspiration and guidance, you will significantly help them. You will earn respect and they will learn to model you for their growing team.
As you know, building a successful network and home-based business is all about creating and building strong relationships. As you continually learn and grow, you can lead your team to also learn and grow. The ability to build your business is directly related to the value you bring to the table. Both your customers and teammates are drawn to you, and stay with you, because of this value delivery. If you can inspire them, and continue to offer more and more value, they will remain loyal to you.
Ultimately, as your inspiration flows regularly to them, and they also develop the skills and abilities to generate their own inspiration, they will be well on their way to develop and lead their own team. That is the ultimate goal. Inspiration has a wonderful way of spreading virally. And, what a wonderfully positive virus to spread around!