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Playing your part


This week I’d like to acknowledge the team that sits behind each successful person; in sport, in business and in life

Everyone knows that winners are truly dedicated. You hear lots about the time and effort that they put in to get them to that point where they can receive the accolade, applause and praise.

What isn’t always so visible is the team of people behind the winner, who devote their time and energy to getting that one person to the space where they can call themselves a winner.

We went to the launch of a fab new and exciting cake business on Saturday evening called Mummy’s Yummy’s
It was a treat to meet and talk to all those people that we have been working closely with over the last few months and in some cases the last few weeks!

The evening was also a wonderful opportunity to meet the partners, husbands / wives / support networks that these business owners have; the people who help them every step of the way.

Not everyone has the confidence or the ability to do ‘the wavy hands stuff’ and to be the face, the voice or the lead player. In order for any team to work successfully, everyone plays their own part, based on their own strengths.

Think about the “Tour de France”. One man will win the yellow jersey and get the applause, but he knows he can’t get there without a strong team of support who ensure that all he has to think about is pedalling and reaching the finish line in 1st position.
They look after him, the bike, the logistics, health and safety, training … everything so that he can focus on playing his part

Whether the team that you’re a part of is a business, marriage, family or friend network, each of you plays a crucial role – and you shouldn’t forget that.
Your strengths are what make you and your team the success that it is. If it isn’t quite the success you want it to be, then ask yourself these questions; “Am I acknowledging the part that everyone plays, and do I let them play it their way? Am I focusing on playing my own part well?”

If you’re sitting here thinking; what part do I play and what are my strengths, then consider what the gaps would be if you suddenly stopped doing what you’re doing. This should tell you what you do best!

This week has been a real eye opener for me. More often than not, people in the background assume that no-one thinks about them or acknowledges the effort they put in.
Saturday night taught me that if you do something well and really focus on that, then someone somewhere will shout your praises (as I found out when meeting all these new people). 

I’m usually the one in the background spellchecking and re-reading it before each release, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts with you this week.

On behalf of Jeff, I'd like to thank everyone that reads the blog, makes comments and passes it on to a friend or colleague who you think may also benefit from it.

Have a great week and remember this: without your strengths, your team can’t continue to thrive and grow!


Jo Weigh

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