How often do you find yourself overwhelmed with the “to-dos” on your list? How many of those items actually fall into the category of energy draining activities? Perhaps they are important tasks, activities and projects needed to run your business, yet they involve work that you’re just not good at or interested in, and you don’t really want to do.
Welcome to a common circumstance experienced by entrepreneurs. If this rings true for you, you may believe you have to do everything that needs to be done in your business. This belief may have been born from a variety of circumstances. Perhaps you’re afraid to spend the money to hire someone to help because you’re concerned about whether you can actually afford it. Maybe you believe that, as an entrepreneur, you “should” be able to do it all.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter where the belief came from. Instead, it’s important to acknowledge that doing it all isn’t supporting you in reaching your desired results. To release the feeling of overwhelm and get your focus back on what you do best…Build an Anabolic Team. What exactly do we mean by that?
There are two primary types of energy – anabolic and catabolic. Anabolic energy is building, constructive, positive energy. Catabolic energy, on the other hand, is destructive, negative energy. So, when you think of those activities that drain you and bring about overwhelm, you are experiencing catabolic energy. Conversely, when you are focused on the work, activities and tasks that you love and you feel “in the flow”, you are experiencing anabolic energy.
One of our teachers, Callan Rush, has passed along a quote that states, “If it’s not my genius, it’s not my job”. Well said! If you can install that belief into your thinking, it will support you in following the steps below to create your anabolic team.
Consider the following questions:
- What do you do well?
- What could you use more help or support with?
- Identify the key types of people you would want to team up with.
- Who exactly are these people?
- How will you connect with them?
- What’s the first step you will commit to take to build your anabolic team?
Following these steps will put you on the path of creating a powerful team that allows you to focus on what you do best and love to do. Additionally, as you build your team, you are inviting others to tap into what they do best as well. And, that’s a winning combination.