Recently I was talking with an entrepreneur that has an amazing team. He said that they paid well, but not the best. He said they had good benefits, but not great. So, naturally, I asked the next question: how was he able to recruit such a team? The answer, to him, is that people want to be on a winning team. Whether the company is winning or the local sports team is winning, people want to be a part of it.
Success attracts more success. As an entrepreneur, one of the initial challenges is to push hard enough to get to that first level of success. The milestone might come by way of a paying customer, or a team member that joins without pay — something that’s concrete and meaningful. Then, after more hard work, the next milestone is achieved. And the next. And the next. Suddenly, the Big Mo has arrived and things get easier. Winners keep winning.
Never underestimate the power of a winning team.
What else? What are some more thoughts on the power of a winning team?