Do you help your team explore their potential and greatness? Or let them know how important they are as members of your team and business?  

It’s time to show up and check on your people. As a business leader, when you take the time to recognize and let the people around you know how much you appreciate their work and contribution, it increases their trust and self-confidence. It’s that encouragement that creates a ripple effect that will be a huge part of growth and wins in your business. This is called building people.

Uncover their strengths and potential.

It can be overlooked very easily but it’s essential to make sure you’re checking in on people’s capacity, mental strength, their work-life balance (does that even exist?), their time management, health and wellness. If you haven’t done that in a while, even with everyone’s work situation and being in different places, now is the time to do it. Reach out to them. Start by asking how are they doing, what do they need, where do they need help, how can you support them. Asking those simple questions can go very far. 

Hire slow, fire fast.

Team building it’s worth the time and effort and more so when you’re adding new members to your team. If you’re in a position where you need to bring in new employees, I want you to make sure you’re being very thoughtful, like the old saying goes: Hire slow, fire fast. If you’re beyond the limit capacity in your business and you’re at a point of deciding to hire new personnel, I encourage you to be methodical, strategic, thoughtful and efficient with it. 

This week I had a 1:1 coaching meeting in the office. My client started off by saying, “we need to hire eight people, how am I going to hire eight people!”. So we sat together processing, whiteboarding and mapping out where the growth opportunities were, what systems and processes worked better than what my client already had. After about an hour, we came to the conclusion that in reality only two new hires were needed and even the salaries were less than what my client originally anticipated. My client was able to walk away knowing exactly where to start and what to do next. 

Take the time to develop trust. 

It’s amazing the results in your business when you are being thoughtful and smart building your team. Even if you’re busy, take the time to develop trust and uncover your team’s strengths and best qualities. You’re gifted, you are in a place where you can do this. Not everyone is able to be an entrepreneur and business owner.  

I want to know your opinion! Do you know exactly what to do when it’s time to expand your team? How do you process and map out your current systems in order to work better and more efficiently? How do you build your people? Let’s help each other out, and share your ideas in the comment section. 

Don’t do this journey alone. It is very important to surround yourself with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.  

I’m grateful for this community and our most powerful platform, The Entrepreneur Evolution Empowerment Group. A group of rockstars entrepreneurs that are on the way to five million and 10 million dollars in revenue. We have accountability bi-weekly meetings where we go through topics of leadership, development and tons of resources. These entrepreneurs are leaders and still growing, and I’m very proud of them. 


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Keep evolving entrepreneurs, I believe in you!

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About Annette Walter

Much like Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” who lends his expertise to struggling businesses, Annette analyzes businesses, supports them with the right resources, and designs the plan they need in order to go from surviving to thriving.

Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two young boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries, that was included on last year’s Inc. 5000 list, she is able to serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.

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