SECRET TO BUSINESS SUCCESS: A TEAM THAT EMBRACES YOUR VISION
The business world has never been more competitive than it is today…and will be tomorrow. The barriers to entry continue to crumble with new technologies and a rapidly changing world. When it comes to building your professional reputation and identity in a way that will last and lead to continued growth, you first need to build a team of believers. You can’t do this working from home. You can’t do this exclusively from behind a computer screen. You need to get out and learn from working with people. You need to build teams that believe in your vision.
BEGINNING WITH A GROWTH MINDSET
When we first break into the workforce, we’re typically not thinking about climbing the ladder right away. But we should absolutely have our eye on what prerequisite skills and knowledge we’ll need to get ahead when the time comes. As real estate investors, we more often than not, get our toes wet by first buying a three-family building. It won’t be until a couple years later that we build some equity and buy buildings two, three, and four, but if your eyes aren’t fixed on that outcome early, you’re not going to get there.
Founder and CEO, Nick D’Agnillo, started Nexus Property Management® back in 2012 and even before our doors opened that winter, Nick was already beginning the franchise process. If you don’t think big, you stay small. The other easiest way to stay small? Fail to build your team.
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YOU NEED BONDS AND RELATIONSHIPS TO GET AHEAD
To put it simply, if people don’t know you, they don’t trust you. Therefore the more people know you and your positive reputation, the more trust you can build. This is at the heart of SEO and the billions of dollars companies pump into maximizing their online presence. And if people don’t trust you, they can’t believe in you. You have no avenue for growth. Without followers you are leading no one and your enterprise fails to matter. No one will invest their time, effort, or money in what you offer if they don’t believe in you.
And…If people don’t believe in you, they can’t embrace you…and YOU NEED TO BE EMBRACED to get where you want to go. The higher you climb, the more obstacles and challenges you will encounter, and the more support you’ll need.
Today, people are more isolated than ever. Technology-aided communication stands in for face-to-face interactions, but rather than strengthening relationships, it erodes them. People aren’t forming bonds over Zoom. People aren’t challenging their own beliefs and ideas in search of best practices without the structure of a team vision. People aren’t growing…and without growth…you’re capping yourself.
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THE EASIEST WAY TO BUILD A TEAM WITH A SHARED VISION
The easiest way to build a team with a shared vision is to start by joining a team that’s already dedicated to growth. By buying into a franchise, you are stepping into a mutually-beneficial relationship with supports and a team already built in.
People will know who you are because of brand recognition, and therefore you’ll begin with trust already under your belt. Because people trust the team you’ve joined, they’ll believe in your product from day one. And because your customers and your employees believe in the vision, they can embrace it, embrace your leadership, and move the vision forward together as a team.
There are certainly creative advantages to starting your own company from scratch, but at a time when relationships and support teams are as important as ever and the market is flooded with hopeful upstarts (90% of which will fail), the benefits and security that come with buying into an established franchise is a no-brainer.
THE GOAL: A TEAM THAT EMBRACES YOUR VISION
Be it Steve Jobs and Apple, Bill Gates and Microsoft, or Elon Musk and his many ventures, we’re most familiar with one iconic leader, but we know their business successes are built upon strong teams that embraced strong visions. The same can be said for two of the most successful investors in history, Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger at Berkshire Hathaway. It all begins with a vision, and visions are upheld by strong teams. Without a strong team and strong relationships, you’re left with just your own two eyes…and that’s not enough.
It’s therefore of utmost importance that you start thinking about building your team from day one. The business and investing environments are crowded and anybody with a couple bucks and a laptop can join the queue, so what can you do to separate yourself? Get out and show who you are. Be memorable and create those all important social and professional connections.
And of course, there’s always the option of exploring franchise opportunities that come with a team and a vision nicely gift-wrapped for you.
Nexus Property Management® has been managing residential and commercial properties for over a decade and is the largest property manager in Southern New England. With franchise opportunities available nationwide, we take great pride in helping to rewrite the norms of real estate investment. Contact our team to learn more or inquire about joining our team.
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