Dave Woodward reviews the importance of team building and breaks down how to efficiently design the right winning team. He refers to the latest superhero movies as a good comparison, and explains how every person has a particular set of skills he/she can use to flourish. What is your superpower? When building a team, it is important to distinguish roles according to personal strengths. He talks about the benefits of attracting the right people to your project who share the same passion and believe in your project/vision. Dave believes power-teams are created when individuals come together, share the same goal, and all contribute in areas they are most passionate about. Are you ready to build a team of superheroes?
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
"First and foremost is you better be creating for yourself, your own power team. It's really super important that as you take a look at who you associate with, that you're attracting as many of the best people as you possibly can."
"The faster you can replace yourself, the quicker you're gonna be able to get to the next level, whatever that next level might be."
"The most important thing for you if you want to climb the corporate ladder fast is you've got to find your replacement. The problem most people have with finding the replacement is they feel like as soon as they replace themselves, they're going to no longer have a job."
Dave Woodward reviews the importance of team building, attracting the right people to your project and breaks down how to efficiently design the right winning team. He refers to the latest superhero movies as a good comparison and believes power-teams are created when individuals come together, share the same goal, and all contribute in areas they are most passionate about.
Speaker 1: 00:00 Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward
Speaker 2: 00:17 back. Everyone. This is kind of a different podcast is a little bit of things in review. What I mean by that is recently there've been a lot of movies that have come out and they've all been based around superheroes and this ideas for our super powers, whether you're looking at the avengers or DC or marvel or whatever it might be. And I want to Kinda relate this to building your own team and I take him if you've seen any of the movies recently. Last year they had justice league, uh, recently we've had the avengers infinity war and one that came up just not too long ago was ant man and the wasp. And I know you guys would probably think I'm going totally crazy here as far as what in the world does this have to do with marketing? Well, it has absolutely everything to do with it and that's what I want to share with you when you're looking at building your team.
Speaker 2: 01:03 One of the things that comes across is what is everybody's super power? What is your superpower? What is your superpower? And the. I had the conversation the other day about Superhero Jealousy or superhero power jealousy, and it was kind of along the lines as far as ant man being frustrated with the wasp and the fact that you're stable flies you to do all these other crazy things, and he was like, why don't I have those powers that this just doesn't seem fair. And it's been an interesting thing is we've been looking here at kind of building a Dream Team with the internal agency here at click funnels. It's gotten to the point where I'm like, man, what is my. I'm almost hopeless that I find myself going. I think I've got a little, a superhero power, jealousy, envy going on. I mean you take a look at our team.
Speaker 2: 01:50 We've got Julie who is just absolutely insanely amazing at time management organization and writing. I mean, this girl can get done more than anyone else I've ever known as fast as possible and yet it's just this crazy quality and Karen is just this phenomenal copywriter. You take a look at. Steven has been crushing as far as offer creation and funnel building and jake has got these mad skills as far as graphics and Nick's been doing these crazy things, pulling everything together literally out of the blue with funnels. And then you take a look at Dana derricks and he's got this dream, 100, these crushing and then you've got James who's just amazing at assistant and, and automation and making things happen. And Jada has now taken her and found her new skillset as far as writing these crazy, crazy storytelling, uh, emails and I take a look at Brent and he's got this amazing ability to be present and, and just so carrying things and I'm saying they're going, gosh, what in the heck am I doing?
Speaker 2: 02:50 What is my problem? Why? What's my power? And it's been a kind of a fun conversation. Russell. I were there other day and I had this. I'm like, Geez, I feel like I've got superhero power envy and my only reason I'm bringing this up is twofold. First and foremost is you better be creating for yourself, your own power team. It's really super important that as you take a look at who you associate with, that you're. You're attracting as many of the best people as you possibly can. If you take a look at the the Justice League and how the Justice League was formed by bringing together. It wasn't just Batman. They brought in Superman and they bring it in wonder woman and Augmentin and all these people have their own different skillsets, but together they're so much better. I'll take a look. The vendors affinity towards same type of thing where you bringing in characters from all all over the world and galaxy and everything else, and my only reason I'm mentioning this is somehow I don't know all these characters as well as my kids do.
Speaker 2: 03:48 I mean, my son Parker seems to know every single person's backstory, their superhero powers and all this crazy stuff, but the one thing I do know, and that is when you're looking at assembling your own team, you really need to make sure that you focus and bring in other people's strengths that you find a way of. So often you want to think, well, I'm just going to find someone who can just do a little bit of what I do and, and duplicated. Realize you don't want them to just duplicate. You want them to literally whatever. You're not good at bringing that person in first. So stop doing the things that you don't like to do. Bring that person in who's great at it. I suck at swimming. So first thing I ran, I, if I needed that would be aquaman because I need that super hero power.
Speaker 2: 04:34 Um, I take a look at, uh, we've had the opportunity here in the last year, every fall I can live with creating different, a comic books and it's been fun kind of pulling together our different vendors, types of characters and things. As I take a look at a click funnels, a vendors group, it's we look at some of our affiliates and I remember taking a look at some of our very first affiliates who are our top affiliates and the way they were doing it, a semen. It was the very first one who really just crushed it because he has this amazing ability to be what he was first when it came to really getting out there with in the blogging community about a comparison between clickfunnels and that time, lucky pages, and so because of that, he was one of our top affiliates, but since then we've had four or five others go on to surpass him with their own superhero powers and I think it's important that you take a look when you're trying to assemble your own team.
Speaker 2: 05:32 Find out who's great at things. It's one that you don't like to do or other things that you may not be as strong APP and don't be afraid to feel that by giving them control over that or the ability to do that, that you're any weaker and accomplishing that. One of the fun things we did on this last comment as we brought together the two comma club x coaches, uh, the, one of my favorite lines obviously came from, I think it was even justice league, where, you know, Batman's being questioned as far as, well, what's your superhero power? And Russell was so excited on this one. Basically say, well, I'm rich. And that happened to be a superpower that's got. Russell's got a million other superpowers. But that was kind of a fun one that we were talking about was just this idea that every single person has their own superhero power.
Speaker 2: 06:18 And I think the problem I've seen in an organization, and you start bringing together all these amazing people, all of a sudden you start thinking, Gosh, I'm, I'm not that great are, I'm not as good as some of these other people. And you start comparing yourself to others. Realize one of the best abilities anyone can have is the ability to bring other superheroes together. And as you have that capacity to bring other superheroes together and allow them to excel and really accomplish even greater things. That is probably one of the strongest superhero powers that you could ever have, is the ability to assemble other superheroes, so as you're looking at building your team, make sure that one of the skillsets that you get very good at is identifying who's better or who can do things in a way that's more effective than you and attract them.
Speaker 2: 07:07 Find ways of attracting them to your project, to your mission, to your passion. It's one of the things that Russell is amazing. That is the ability to attract quality people. The other thing is identify what is your superhero power? What are you really good at? And doubled down on that. Immerse yourself in finding ways of making that skill set even bigger and better and stronger so that you literally control and dominate that whole superhero power. So I know this is kind of a different podcast interview. I was a topic we had literally because of a movie that came out the other day, but I was. I've seen this in our facebook group. I've seen, as I've talked to others, we're all of a sudden as they start bringing something that their team, they start feeling like they're just not as good and all of a sudden it's this weird superhero power envy or jealousy thing that comes up and I just wanted to make sure you guys understand the importance of realizing the most critical piece is the ability to assemble the team.
Speaker 2: 08:07 So bringing that team together, find out who they are. Double down on that and understand as a business owner, one of your most important things is to be able to replace yourself. I remember years ago and one of the very first advisor, the only job I really ever had when I was working for someone was in a large corporate insurance agency model where we were. We had literally thousands of agents across the country and it was fascinating to me as I was, you know, looking at different things, going up the career ladder and everything else. The Guy, my boss at that time, he said, you know Dave, the most important thing for you if you want to climb the corporate ladder fast is you've got to find your replacement, and he says, the problem most people have with finding the replacement is they feel like as soon as they replace themselves, they're going to no longer have a job.
Speaker 2: 08:56 He says it's totally the opposite. He says, the faster you can replace yourself, the quicker you're gonna be able to get to the next level, whatever that next level might be. For you and I, my kids were out at a Tony Robbins event this last weekend that a upw and I've seen the same thing. It reminded me of a conversation that you know Tony had had with people years ago and someone basically said to Tony, you know, next year I'm going to be just where you at next year. I'm going to be exactly where you are, and he goes, great, fantastic. I think you should be just realized by the time you get to where I am, I will be 10 steps further ahead than you and realize that you're never going to be in a situation of of basically not having a skillset that isn't marketable or of not being able to get to that next level, so work on your own superhero power for getting, being jealous of others, and assemble your own avengers team. Have an amazing day and we'll talk to you soon.
Speaker 3: 09:54 Everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others? Rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over 650,000 and I just want to get that next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if there's people you like me to interview, more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.