Today, I am going to tell you how I started my team and how it allows me to have absolute freedom today. Where do you start when trying to build a team? This is one of the most frequent questions that I get.
Well, here it is guys. In this podcast, you will discover how I got started and also how to find the best team members to expand my team.
If you are looking for a solution to work less, live more and get more time, then you are in the right place.
So the week went really, really fast, as usual. I had no idea what day of the week was always. Yes, it was a surprise, I guess. I don't know. But today I had a really good day because I, you know, I got to meet some really, really interesting people. We had already met before, but we didn't have, like, you know, interestedly like deep conversations. Right. We did have conversations, but not deep conversations.
We're talking about how I built my team. I have this amazing team around me that help me in everything I do. Because one thing is that sometimes you have one person who is the face of the company or something or the face of the department or something like that. And that person gets all the credit. Right. So people just assume that because this guy's good, you know, everything's really working fine. But there are a whole lot of hard workers behind. And this is what I have. I have some really, really good people in my team. And they’re actually the ones making everything happen. So every chance I get, I will make sure to communicate with my team, to tell them how much I appreciate everything they’re doing for me. This business is prospering because of their efforts.
So my friends were asking me, oh, how did you start? At which point did you hire people and start building a team and everything?
I don't like you outsourcing stuff. And building a team is hard for people because people think that it costs money. Well, obviously, you need to pay people. You need to make it worth their while. But if you choose the right people, you want those people to generate more money than they cost you, so your business can grow. So that has to be your focus. So even if you're employing a buddy who's like please help me out and stuff. You know, keep in mind, you do want to help people but what you want is to have someone that will generate more than what they cost you, even if it's just one dollar. At least you're not losing money. And you can actually trust those people.
But the question was where do you find those people?
I don't rely on a CV to hire people right now. So how do I hire people? So the thing is, over the years I’ve built a team of people I trust, I really trust those people. They have access to stuff. They know how I work. We have this connection. We know how we work together. They know what's expected of them. So these guys, they know who I am. They know how I treat people. They know how to interact with me. And my perspective is they're the best people to bring other people into the company.
Because here's the thing. Remember what we said, that the people you hang around with are usually similar to you. So it could be in a good or in a bad way. So you can have people that are, you know, dragging you to the brink of unemployment and stuff like that. Or people are up to no good. You will be up to no good if you hang out with these people. But the same way goes with good people, entrepreneurs, hardworking people. Those people will gravitate around similar people. So that means that when you're recruiting someone, if you have a team member who’s absolutely awesome, their closest friends will have the same characteristics. This is just how it works.
So if you're happy about your staff members, the best way to look for new staff members that can integrate well in your company is to look in their network. And they will find those people for you. They can vouch for them and they can be honest about it. And this is what I do now. So, you know, I want them to refer other people. And one thing that I notice is that people are good at something. They have this, you know, this intellectual curiosity. And if they’re good at something, it's because they're putting a lot of work into what they were doing in their craft. So they will know other people who are very good at what they are doing in different fields. It's just the way it works.