We can't do it alone. No matter how hard we try or how good we are or think we are, as individuals, there is only so much we can do.
- There are only 24 hours in a day. Even if we don't sleep, there is only so much we can do in a day. Once we get to that point, growth will stop. Even before that, without proper sleep or nourishment we will get sloppy.
- None of us has all of the answers or skills. A successful business, or for that matter, organization of any type, needs people with a variety of skills and talents. Most people who are great accountants make lousy sales people. Most people with great technical and hands on skills make poor managers.
The key to success, particularly in the long run, is the development of a team of people with the skills to handle all aspects of the business. I say team because a group of experts who hate their job, their boss or are unable to work together will not build a business. We build people, grow people, and give them challenging satisfying work and, as Zig said, they will build the business.
This week, and every week, be a builder of people. Let the people build the business.