Over the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by individuals who I believe have the characteristics needed to be successful. From my experience, I have created a list of what I feel an individual needs in order to successfully reach a goal. The team I work with exhibit these characteristics and so much more.
‘Success is almost dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret to winning.’ ~ Denis Waitley
Drive. Each and every one of our team members has an abundant amount of drive. We are all determined to get to task and do what it takes to reach our goals. Our team is broken down into individual roles and job descriptions; however, we all go the extra mile even if it’s outside of our job description or expectations.
‘Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.’ ~ Jeffrey Gitomer
Resilience. Just as any business, we have had our successes and our obstacles. However, it never ceases to amaze me how much stronger our team comes out after a setback or a stumbling block. We strategize, problem-solve and come to a solution for every obstacle we come across. Our obstacles, and thus our solutions, make our team and processes stronger.
‘Patience is a key element of success.’ ~ Bill Gates
Patience. We all understand that success takes a good balance of patience and persistence. Patience is valued and found in every interaction within our team, and with our customers. We all have the capacity to accept or tolerate delay or setback without frustration. We all know that reaching goals as set by our strategic plan takes time, persistence and patience.
‘Integrity is doing the right thing. Even when no one is watching.’ ~ C.S. Lewis
Integrity. Having a strong moral compass and having a team that shares similar values are vital to our successes. I work with the most honest team, we are all accountable for our actions and transparent in all of our interactions, whether it is among one another or with our customers. We are strong because of the trust that we have built together as a team.
‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style’ ~ Maya Angelou
Passion. If you do not have the passion for what we do, you won’t last long. Passion is a necessary ingredient in what makes our team successful. We all believe in our product and that passion shows through in everything we do; whether it is while talking with prospects, customers, colleagues or partners.
‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’ ~ Helen Keller
Optimism. Some moments can be difficult but always looking forward with a positive attitude is another necessary ingredient in our success as a team and a company. What you put out into the universe is what you’ll get back. By living a positive life you certainly attract positive energy.
Our team is built upon many characteristics; however, today I chose a few that I truly value and look for individuals that I want to surround myself with. Success is almost definite when these six characteristics combine to build a strong team of women.