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by Patricia Lopes

I thought I had to know everything as the team leader so I could answer every question my team asked. We weren’t doing very well, so I asked myself, why would anyone be on a team with me?

Then, during the Entrepreneurial Seminar for High School Students, Richard Giannamore, the course facilitator, was interacting with a student and said, “I have a lot of very competent and capable people that work with me. I don’t know their job any better than they do, so why would they work with me?” He added, “It is important to have teams because people can go much further when they are on teams.”

That really caught my attention because that had not been my experience so far. He said at first his teams were pathetic, but then he committed to a bigger vision for his life and committed to other people being successful in their visions and what they said they wanted to create. That’s when people started to accomplish things beyond what they thought they could do and beyond what they thought was possible.

While I was watching the interaction between the student and the facilitator, I asked myself again, “Why would people be on a team with me?”

I realized that I had no vision other than “getting things done,” and I lose sight of the people who are working with me and why we are doing what we are doing in the first place.

I had to stop focusing on the results for the sake of achieving the results, and begin to stand for a vision for my life. A key part of being a great leader and having a great team involves standing for other people’s development and success. What makes it worthwhile for me to work on a team is being associated with team members and leaders who believe in my potential and who trust in what I can accomplish even when I lose track of that.

Since that day, I changed the way I participate in teams. In a recent experience at work, the project leader didn’t understand something important in the evaluation of the service we would be providing our client. I found myself rolling my eyes and starting to complain about him to myself. At that moment, I realized that my job on the team was to have him succeed. I saw that I could provide information that would enhance the outcome of the whole project, and I took action on it and communicated it to the project leader. Now, I’m clear the biggest part of my job as a leader and as a team member is to have other people win.

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by Sandy Weekes

If someone asked you to name all of your assets as fast as you can, could you do it?
Do you know what they are and what they’re worth?
Do you know where they are?
Could you put your hands on them easily?
Do you know how your assets impact your net worth?
Hold on a minute. That’s a lot of questions.

If you search the dictionary or the internet, here are some of the definitions you will find for “asset.”

  • Anything owned by an individual that has cash value. This includes property, goods, savings or investments.

  • An item of value such as real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement accounts, pensions, cash, certificates of deposit (CDs), bank accounts, trust funds and other property and investments.

  • In a business, anything that can generate cash. Examples include accounts receivable (money customers owe you), inventory (stock or merchandise), equipment (furniture, fixtures, machinery, delivery trucks), and anything else that can generate cash.

  • Property and possessions that can be used to secure a debt.
Important questions to answer for yourself

Have you inventoried your valuables?
Photographed them?
Are they insured and in a safe place?

If you have a safety deposit box or boxes, does someone in your family or your attorney know where your safety deposit boxes are and where the keys are located? Do they have the combination to the safe? Are there other locations where you keep valuables? And do people close to you know how to access them?

Where are your important papers? What important papers, you ask?
How about -

  • Your will
  • Your living will
  • The title to your car and the bill of sale
  • Your life insurance policy
  • Your resume
  • Your diplomas
  • Your social security information
  • Your birth certificate
  • Your marriage license
  • Your military papers
  • Your licenses

  • Find them or get notarized copies and put them in one safe place.

    The first time I completed the asset worksheet, I began to look at my assets in a different light, and I got interested in them. I had some valuables appraised and changed my insurance policy. Over time, I realized that in tracking my assets they were growing, and I was more confident and responsible. I began to protect what I had while looking for ways to increase my assets and my net worth.

    When you complete the asset worksheet, you will experience being truly responsible for your life and finances. Just do it, and do what you need to do to get the information. Give yourself a time limit by when it will be complete. Stick to it. Complete the task. Then go back and answer the questions above regarding documenting and accessing your assets and your important papers, so you know you and your family are protected.

    Download Assets Worksheet

    In the next issue, look for ‘Liabilities’ and while you are waiting, start listing them.

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    by Denise Hambrick

    “Stop!” I yelled at my daughter as she fiddled with the remote control. I’d had enough, I lost my temper, and I grabbed it from her. She got mad and stomped off to her room...How did this get so out of control?

    My daughter, Elise, is 13, and while we were watching a movie, she was fiddling with the remote control, taking off the battery cover and pretending to put it back on. Off and on and off and on. I asked her to stop, but she kept fooling with it. I was so distracted I couldn’t follow the movie. I got totally aggravated.

    When my identity dictates how I operate, I am positional, righteous, judgmental, doing something in order to get or have something else – dominating. That’s who I was being with my daughter at that moment. I was spoiling an evening of fun with my daughter, but I sure was going to get my way.

    Had I been operating from an intention of freedom at the get-go, I could have said, “Look, stop playing with that, or we’re going to turn off the movie, and you can go to bed,” and I wouldn’t have been upset with whatever decision she made. Or maybe I wouldn’t even have let her fiddling bother me.

    When I operate from an intention instead of identity I am not at the effect of what other people are doing or saying, or of what other people think of me. Life is easy and fun, even when I’m “hard” at work. My intention is about me LIVING life in the moment and being responsible for my life. Being responsible is owning up to my mistakes and shortcomings without excuses or blaming someone else.

    If I operate from Identity, I just exist trying to survive, avoiding people or things, or letting circumstances tell me what to do next. My behavior cost me a movie and fun with my daughter. Until I saw what it was costing me. Then I was able to say to her, “I’m sorry. I overreacted. Would you like to watch the rest of the movie with me?” She said “yes” and we enjoyed being together for the rest of the evening.

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