How to treat a NEW team member?

Posted by Gediminas Grinevicius on Monday, February 24, 2020 Under: Personal Development

I want to talk about how to treat a new team member who just joined your team. So a short lesson but an important one for you.

Again, we picked this up when we were the training in Las Vegas and I loved the saying and the saying says, “Treat a man as he is and he will always stay as he is, but treat a man as he could be, and one day he will be.” Now this is not just a very nice, quote, very nice motivational thing to say, but it actually is so, so, so much applies to your business.

Because when a new person joins your team, most of the time, they're clueless, most of the time, they've got no idea what to do, most of the time, they're running around like a headless chicken. And if you treat them as such, then they will stay as such, and most likely, they will probably quit the business anyway because you wouldn't respect them. Then if they just like, “Ah, it’s a newbie or whatever, they're useless, they haven't got a clue what they're doing.” But if you look at the person and think, what could this person become in my business, they might not be a leader today, but they could become a leader.

They might not be an influencer today, but they may become an influencer. They might not be a top seller today, but they might become a top seller. They might not be a top recruiter in your team, but they could become a top recruiter. So sometimes your role as a leader is to be a bit like a head-hunter, a bit like a talent scout, and to look at this new person that just joined your team and think, what could this person be good at? What are this person's natural abilities and talents? Where could this person excel in my team? And then help them become it. See it before they see it. I'm pretty okay at speaking. I'm pretty okay at trainings. But long before I became a trainer, long before I became a speaker, my sponsor saw that.

I remember my sponsor always saying to me, “Oh my gosh, you're going to become a speaker. Oh my gosh, you're going to be such a great speaker one day, oh my gosh, your future is speaking.” And they saw it long before I seen it. But when they saw it and told me that, then I thought, maybe they're right, maybe I could become that.

So sometimes your job as a leader is to see the potential in your new team member, and tell them that and encourage them to go and reach that potential, and encourage them to go in and try themselves at it so they can become what you see them to become one day. Sometimes that word of encouragement is more important than anything else. And how can you find that out? Well, ask somebody.

When you recruit somebody, when you’re having conversation with that person, ask them, “What do you like to do? What do you think you're naturally good at? What do you enjoy doing?” And the person will tell you, “Well, I love talking to people, I love working on computers, I love creating apps, I love creating this.” Whatever it is, and then let them play to the natural ability. So often I see somebody joined the business, and they say to the sponsor, “Well, I'm really great on computer.” And they go, “Yeah, but you need to get out there and start talking to people.” And they just go like, “I don't want to do that, I'm rubbish. I don't want to do that.” So let people do what they’re naturally good at, at least to begin with, and then train them in all the other things.

And also, that really helps you in business because very often I see people who are in business and they look for reasons why they can't succeed. So they go like, “Oh, I wish I could do this business very well, but I'm not great at technology. Oh, I'm an introvert, I'm not a great public speaker, I'm not so great on technology, oh I'm not great at this.” That's okay. It's okay for you not to be great at that, recruit somebody who is. You're not great at technology, recruit somebody who's great at technology, you're not great at public speaking, no problem, recruit somebody who's great at public speaking.

You're not a great salesperson, absolutely fine, recruit somebody who's a great salesperson. You don't need to know everything to succeed in business. You don't need to be perfect at everything to succeed in business. All you have to do is look for people who are good at those things. That's what very successful entrepreneurs do, like Richard Branson, like Bill Gates.

I loved seeing this quote by Bill Gates way. Bill Gates said, “I love hiring lazy people, because they find quicker ways to do things, because they don't want to work too hard.” So and Richard Branson also says he goes, “Look, I'm not a genius, I just surround myself by geniuses. I go and recruit the best people to come and work for our companies, because then our companies thrive and explode.”

So you can do the same thing. The benefit of being in business for yourself, the benefit of building your own home based business, is that you get to choose who you work with. You get to choose who you recruit into your team. If you don't like somebody, don't recruit them. If you love somebody say, “Look, I love how you are. I love the things you do. I'd love to work with you. Would you take a look at my business?” What's the worst thing they can say? No, I'm not open. Cool. Awesome. Have a great day. Can we keep in touch?

But there's a chance that they'll say, “Yeah, what is it? Show me, I want to know more.” What if you recruited the best people, you didn't have to be the best then.

That’s my training and tip for you. Hope you got value some value in this blog post, if you did, feel free to share it with other people. If you would like more amazing trainings check out “Network Marketing Success Training” group There are 10 amazing lessons in this training course that will help you get the breakthrough in your business!

Yours in success


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