“You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.” –Donald Rumsfeld
Whether our career is taking place in the form of corporate employment, self-employment or start-up entrepreneurial efforts, there will always be the need for team. No man or woman is an island.
And the question will often arise within us (some more than others) of how much we should hand off vs. manage ourselves. Those of us who qualify as perfectionists and do-it-yourselfers have a harder time with this.
And yet, what it may come down to is the basic decision that Einstein said every person must make for themselves: whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.
Most likely, our dreams will start small, whether it be tinkering with micro-computers in a garage, developing a social-interaction website in a dorm room, or starting a one-location coffee shop in the historic market place area of Seattle.
What interests me is, while intending to grow, if we can make a new, healthier Einstein choice…even if, based on track record, we must have chosen differently in the past?
In other words, perhaps history shows that we thought we had to do it alone. But what if our future can evolve as team like never before?
Maybe small on some scales, yet I’ve proven to myself that it IS possible to make a new choice. The team that put together my newest offering below is the BEST. Thank you Alicia! Thank you Tina! Thank you Phil! Thank you helpful folks at Udemy!
So now, to your budding dream: Where, and with what projects important to you, can you prove to yourself that you are supported by team?
Where can you let the fear-based phantom of perfectionism poof out of existence in your own plans for progress?
“The most frequently asked question I hear first-time entrepreneurs ask is, ‘How do I know when to launch my product?’ The answer, more often than not, should be: ‘Now!’” –Naveen Jain
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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