To get Things Done, Form “Team You”

By Katie Corbett

Let’s go back to right after I learned all about how to become a millionaire. I bet you’re wondering what the first step was that I took. I had just learned what was possible, and knew I wanted to get there. In the meantime, I had bills, student loans, and credit card debt. The best thing to do seemed to be to get some money coming in. I focused on that with everything I had.

In “The One-Minute Millionaire,” by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen, it is pointed out that getting rich takes a team. I started viewing my friends, family members, and acquaintances as members of Team Katie. I never dive into anything, be it job, side project, or hobby that will take an extended amount of commitment, without at least one other person to work with. As I continued my job search, I reached out to friends, former professors, and former internship bosses and let them know I was looking for a job. Once I changed my mindset to viewing these people as team members, I had less anxiety about asking them for help, since everyone on the team wants to see the team succeed.

I’ve gotten several job leads, interviews, and even the jobs themselves, because I knew someone at the company, had help making my résumé look stellar, or wasn’t afraid to ask for an introduction.

What individuals would be on your team? In what ways can they support you? How will you go about asking for their help? Write all ideas and names down on a sheet of paper or in a blank document on your computer. You can evaluate everything later. Pick the first thing you want to start with and do it.

Doing one thing each day that will get you closer to your goals will guarantee you make progress each day without burning out. Take it one step at a time, and remember that your team is there to help you and cheer you on. And if someone stops cheering for you, or actively tries to tear you down, they no longer get to be a part of your team. Surround yourself with those who believe in you, and you’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

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