TEAM - MOVING FROM ME TO WE
By Coach Lorne
I have some incredible people on my team. They are spectacular at what I am barely average at. They are brilliant at what I am bored with and bothered by.
When it comes to mechanics, I only have got enough tools to get into trouble. I don’t have enough of the latest and greatest electronic sensing devices and gadgets to fix anything. But my marvelous mechanic and long friend, Mark Miller, does. When my vehicles don’t want to respond then I drive or drag them into Response Auto. I don’t know how he does it, but the mechanic on my team keeps my vehicles operating - many kilometers after I should have traded or trashed them.
I loved the freedom, the flexibility, the fun of self-directed investing. I did it for years through T.D. Waterhouse. That is, until it started not to be fun any more. I’ve had my eye on my new team player all his life. In fact, he still owes me $20.00. When my son, Marshall McAlister, launched his financial advising business, Harrow Partners, it was time to transition from ME to WE and I morphed over to the team approach with my finances. I’m making some money. I’m diversified. I’m sleeping better. I trust the talent on my team.
Dan Leversedge, my accountant, is a gift from God. He’s fussy. He’s exacting. He’s smart. He’s been around the block. He’s current. He can be a pain in the butt with his insistence and he can give you a swift kick with his persistence. He’s a relative new member of my team and since I’ve gone from ME to WE with my records and reporting, the numbers are right, the taxes are paid, the totals add up.
The most impacting member of my team is my wife, Ellen. We transitioned from ME to WE at the same time in 1970. Looking back, I can’t believe what she’s had to put up with. She jumped into every project, participated in every adventure, slugged it out with me in every tough zone. Once I went from ME to WE, the spelling got better, the places where we do life became fresh and inviting, the spots on the wardrobe rarely made it out the back door, and there was enough encouragement to keep me going and enough correction to smarten me up.
There’s a brilliant “IT” guy on my team by the name of Rennie who somehow keeps my 2003 Dell Inspiron 6400, cleaned up, programmed up and hooked up. There’s a website hoster on my team, Jonathan Sanders, who just does “it” and I don’t even have a clue what the “it” is he actually does. Going from ME to WE just works.
Great team happens when you have the right people on the bus.
Great team happens when you pull over to the curb and let the wrong people off the bus.
Great team happens when you get the right people sitting in the right seats on the bus.
Great team happens when you have the right person - YOU - driving your bus.
Moving from ME to WE is one of the strategic processes your life coach can help you with. Team puts faith, fulfillment, freedom and fun back into your life.
Why in the world would you want to be a one-man band when you can conduct an orchestra?
Why would you even consider being a jack-of-all-trades when by hiring a Master-Of-One you look good and life is better?
Why wouldn’t you build your team and finally be able to do those things you are passionate and brilliant at?
I'd love to help you move from ME to WE and get into your sweet spot of passion, purpose and productivity.