This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Isaiah.
I know that to grow my business I need to develop a team. I’ve never hired anyone before, and I’m really worried about trusting people with a business I’ve worked so hard to build. How much do I trust a team?
Hi Isaiah, and thanks for the question.
The concept of trust is interesting, and the more I speak to entrepreneurs, the more I see how their lack of understanding of trust leads to sabotage.
It’s one of the reasons I’ll be teaching on this topic in my new Live and Let Live Virtual Training. Trust is a huge issue because it’s not actually taught to the majority of us…especially those of us who grew up in the Middle Class.
You see, trust MUST be earned.
To trust blindly in others is sheer ignorance.
Let me explain.
When you are building a team, you have to assume the role of leader.
A good leader interviews and screens potential hires carefully and strategically.
References are always checked.
After the hire is made, the leader gives the new team member opportunities to earn the leader’s trust until they have proven to be trustworthy.
This is your business, it’s your responsibility, and I see so many entrepreneurs hand over the keys to their business to people who have not demonstrated that they can be trusted.
Do your part to make sure the team members you are bringing into your business are a good fit, and be willing to give them opportunities to showcase their gifts and earn your trust at the same time.
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