Employees or Co-Workers?
I’m going to be blunt here. I dislike the term “employees.” I would even go so far as to say I hate it. The term employees implies a corporate structure. That of a boss, supervisors, etc. And while a lot of the same responsibilities that come with those positions may fall to you, for maximum success you want to build a good solid support team. Like the old saying goes, “There’s no I in team.” I’m willing to bet one of the reasons you decided to strike out on your own and set out to build maximum Personal Independent Earnings is because you disliked the corporate structure in the first place. And that’s good. The corporate structure is awful, and a lot of other people feel that way.
See here’s the thing. Those same people who feel the same way, that the corporate structure is terrible, are probably the very same people you’re going to be working with. The term team implies a certain level of equality amongst everyone involved. While certain jobs (perhaps the most important ones) may fall to you, every single person you bring in is another cog in the machine that keeps your entire enterprise running. Without that cog, the whole machine falls apart. This, as you can no doubt guess, is a very bad thing. Which is why it’s so important to stress that, while you may be the one ultimately calling the shots, it’s a collaborative effort. Not only does this help stress the importance of every single person you are working with, but it will invest them more heavily in your business, and as a result make them more inclined to want to see it succeed, rather than going through the daily 9-5 grind we all tried to escape in the first place. Making everyone feel important to the success of the business is a surefire way to boost morale, and as has been said so many times by so many people, a happy worker is a hard worker.
So make sure every member of your team feels as important to the overall success of your business ventures as you are. This morale boost will lead to better productivity, company loyalty (or in this case, loyalty to you), and ultimately, a better chance of success for all.
Success is the goal here, and making sure your team is aware of that and feels that their role in attaining it is of the utmost importance, will make achieving that goal that much easier.