As you guys are probably well aware, last week was my 3rd annual Summit – and first 7 Figure Business Summit. For 3 days I stood on stage in front of 200 amazing and inspiring business builders, and with my guidance and expertise at the helm, each of those entrepreneurs charted a course toward their 7-figure future. Like any great ship, the captain is certainly not alone. Whether it’s charting the course (in this case, developing the program and materials), steering the ship, or helping the passengers, it takes a GREAT team of dedicated shipmates to make it all come together.
In the case of my 7 Figure Business Summit, this team included 10 of the most incredible expert coaches I’ve ever seen. And for those of you who were there and got to work with them, you’ll be amazed to find out that each of them came as a VOLUNTEER. In most cases, they even paid their own way to come and work their butts off. Why? Well, that would be the ABC’s of People, and A is definitely Appreciation.
I started showering that team with appreciation from the first moment they were chosen and invited to participate. First, I assigned a member of my Mighty Ventures gang to be a liaison and make sure that they were WELL taken care of. (Remember, you MUST delegate! To think I would have time to take care of the team properly as I planned the event would have been pure folly.) Next, I sent each of them a personal thank you, and then thanked them all from the stage at the beginning and at the end of the event. For good measure, I also gave them myBusiness Growth Blueprint program to help them ROCK their own businesses – because helping to create success stories is what moves my life.
The B in the ABC’s is simply BE. Be present. Be available. Be PART of that team, not a diva / guru. More than likely that team volunteered because of you. In my case I made sure to spend time with them, both as a group and individually. I made time AT the event (and on my calendar after the event) to write and film amazing testimonials. I signed books, took pics, offered hugs, and in a couple of cases called them onto the stage individually for solo recognition in front of the crowd.
Finally, the C in the ABC’s of people is CELEBRATION. Do everything you can to make your team enjoy the party! Sure, they’re going to work their buns off – but there’s no reason you can’t make it a rockin’ celebration. #1 Remember that your team needs to be properly fueled! Have a catering area set up and sustained JUST for them. That means beverages, healthy quick snacks, and definitely a catered lunch of sandwiches and salads. #2 Be sure to start and end your day with a quick pow-wow where you POW and WOW them with your gratitude and excitement that they’re there. #3 Enjoy them! In our case we had three team-building events where everyone could kick back, share ideas and feedback and laugh and swap stories.
While there may not be enough ways to thank your peeps, remember to TRY to hit all the marks every opportunity you get.
To your amazing and IMMEDIATE 7 Figure Success,
Christine Comaford, 7 Figure Business Builder
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author of Rules for Renegades
PS: If you’ve followed my company, Mighty Ventures, for a while, you know that Business Growth Blueprint is one of the rockin’ ways we help build massive success with entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you want more info about the BGB program, visit http://bit.ly/ComafordBGB