In my ongoing search to “learn something new for 30 days” lesson #2 is the importance of creating a dream team.
It came to me from a convergence of many different things I have seen, read and heard all around the same time.
I have heard this many times before, but, it’s all a matter of “timing” in our lives when the light bulb finally goes on and we “get it”…that sweet, wonderful AHA moment!
For every person who accepted an award on stage during the Emmy’s the other night – they all thanked a whole cast and crew of people both on set and off who helped them achieve their goals. Remember when DreamWorks was founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen? Though each of them are incredibly accomplished, the combination of the three and their networks of people has produced amazing results. Likewise, every sports team, Olympic athlete, or accomplished person has a dream team behind them, to whom they credit their success.
Key components to a dream team include:
1. Supportive believers
2. Motivated, action-oriented keeners
Believers can include supportive family members and friends who believe in us and rally behind us to pursue our dreams and goals. They are key to helping motivate us when we feel defeated or challenged. They help push us up the hill we are climbing so we can reach the top and enjoy the view. (This is what the campaign “I Believe She’s Amazing is built on – the powerful influence of the people who “Believe in us.”)
A dream team should include people who are motivated and keen about achieving a goal. They should be “action-oriented.” Achieving any goal can only be accomplished with consistent and persistent action.
Mentors are a key part of a dream team. There are plenty of people around you who have already achieved what you are trying to do. If you know them, take time to interview them to find out how they succeeded. If you don’t know a mentor personally, reach out to one you “know about” and request to interview them, or read a biography about them to learn what they did. Most people are happy to share their wisdom, it’s one of the beautiful sides of human nature.
I could never have created the “I Believe She’s Amazing” flash mob video without a fabulous dream team of people. I owe a great big thank you to my husband and my 3 little girls, my wonderful in-laws (yes-I know I’m LUCKY to have great in-laws), the AMAZINGLY talented choreographers at The Dance Corps-Christianna, Stefanie, Maureen and Kim along with Sandy the ultimate supporter to TDC, all my videographers – especially Eric, Special Events Boot Camp volunteers, all my wonderful “dance-mom” friends from TDC who not only danced in the video but helped in so many different ways to keep things flowing and organized during rehearsal and filming, and 200 INCREDIBLY talented-benevolent and eager dancers from all over who devoted two days of their lives to create the video and who then became my ambassadors in spreading the video on the Internet.
Do you have a dream team yet? Write a list of all the people in your life who could help you accomplish your goals and dreams, then ask them to be a part of your Renegade Dream Team.
Thank you for being a part of this journey. Never stop believing one person can make a difference… that one person is YOU!
Big love to all my fellow dreamers,
Inspired friend xo