Andrew Carnegie once said that teamwork “is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” And, if you sit down and really think about this saying, you will find much truth in it. Consider any of your role models or major influences in your life or business. Likely, they are determined individuals, not much different than yourself, that focused on a dream to create extraordinary results.
But did the success they built for their own life come as a result of purely their own individual effort? Chances are, the most successful people in your life, whether you know them personally or not, did not create success without the help, insight, advice, and support of others. Rather, they combined the talents of other like-minded individuals to make their vision a reality. They formed a network of common people to reach an uncommon result.
And why is that? Well, the answer is simple. Achieving a high level of wealth, prosperity, or success in life means that you set a force into action that is bigger than yourself. In other words, the business you created makes an impact and generates a profit that is larger than the sum of its individual parts. Therefore, by this definition, success requires the work of more than one person. Read on to find out how to adopt a team-oriented mindset, so you can better use the talents of common people to create an uncommon result.
How to Adopt a Team-Oriented Mindset
Make communication a priority every day.
Communicate, communicate, communicate. It’s the key to forming connections, building trust, and ultimately gaining insight and support from others. Communication is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of any thriving and healthy business, so improve your communication skills by making them a focus every day.
Remain enthusiastic no matter what.
Not every day is going to be your day. It’s just the reality of life. You will come face to face with hardships, some days may spiral into a self-proclaimed catastrophe, and things will rarely go as planned. But if you want to reach your goals and create success out of your work, waking up enthusiastic to start over again every day is a non-negotiable necessity.
Never lose sight of the big picture.
Every day will come with its own set of responsibilities, priorities, and to-do list bullet points that need to be checked off your list. And this can sometimes make it all too easy to go through each day with a narrow mindset only thinking of that day’s goals. However, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind as you work with others, so you and the people you work with are constantly reminded of your end goal.
It truly does take teamwork to make the dream work, so make sure you consider these three tips on how to adopt a team-oriented mindset to create extraordinary results.