Average is over.
The middle ground has all but dissolved, leaving you in one of two positions: among the leading few or among the mediocre many.
Success has never been so attainable, thus making many of us spoiled and lazy. But the following strategy is intended to shake up your approach, challenging you to work and live at a higher and more conscious level.
Every billionaires secret: Build a team around you sooner than you feel comfortable.
The bigger your dream, the more important your team. – Robin Sharma
According to Alex Charfen, CEO of Charfen consulting services and founder of the Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT), the one thing billionaires have in common is that they are comfortable.
And by comfortable, he doesn’t mean they wear comfy slippers. He means they barely lift a finger except when they’re doing what they do best. To do so, they build a team around them to take care of the rest.
When most people hear this, they initially think, “Of course, they are billionaires.” However, the truth is that this is why they are billionaires.
When Charfen was in his 20s, he was at a billionaire friend’s and was surprised to see a staff of two people working at his house, and a team of 30 people, including a driver. Charfen couldn’t help but ask his friend:
“Is it ever embarrassing to have so much help and so much fuss as you go through the day and get around? I mean at least 10 people have helped us so far and it’s only 11 a.m.”
His friend responded:
It would be irresponsible for me to do anything that you observed any member of my team doing today. They are there for me and I am there for them. We have grown together and we built everything together.
If I had done anything that one of my team members had done today they would’ve been uncomfortable and worried. Each one of them is here for a reason and many of them played a role in training and hiring each other. They know that the more they help me get accomplished, the more secure we all are and the more we can grow our foundation.
High performers build a team around them much sooner than they are comfortable with. They are willing to think big, take on greater responsibility, and focus in on their superpower. The sooner you can remove all of the personal pressure and noise the faster your income will skyrocket.
Thus, increasing your responsibility is not about doing more. It’s about leading more.