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What Makes a Winning Team or Business?

Well what a weekend of great rugby that was! The Rugby World Cup 2011 has sure turned up the sizzle factor, and all the teams that made it into the quarter finals stepped up their games and played phenomenally on the weekend.

Here’s our 5 year old son experiencing the greatness of the last quarter final game live event at Eden Park.

Congratulations Wales, France, Australia and of course the All Blacks who all deserve to now have a place in the semi finals after those heart stopping games.

Wasn’t it amazing to see the underdogs win in the first 3 quarter final matches?

Sometimes in business it is easy to feel like the underdog too, with little hope of succeeding because the odds are against you, but just look at the Rugby World Cup as an example of how even the underdogs can come from behind and succeed.

Do you ever wonder what it is that makes a winning team?  A lot of factors come into play, but a BIG component of a winning team and a winning business comes through constant education and mentoring.  Most business owners don’t see the value of educating themselves and even see it as a weakness, because they feel that they should be able to do it all on their own.

In fact, not educating themselves properly is one of the biggest mistakes that business owners can make.  If you don’t believe me, then check out this shocking statistic:  “Of the small businesses that fail 90% do so because of the lack of skills and knowledge on the part of the owner”.  This figure comes from Dunn and Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses for the last 167 years.

Andrew and I have personally spent over a $150,000 educating ourselves in the last 13 years on business, mindset and success.  A lot of people look at that figure and are shocked, and ask the question why would you spend so much on just educating yourself?  Well this is why, the return on investment for that money that we have invested in our education has been fantastic (we have got back many times more) and so we continue to do so to get the results we want and to fast track our success and results.

Not all education is equal though, and you want to make sure you do your research into what education is going to work best for you and get the best results for your money.

Too many business owners are working too hard for the amount of cash they are bringing in, and we are intending to go out and change that – so they don’t need to work so hard, and so that they can make more money in their business more easily.

If you know anything about Andrew and I at all, you are well aware that we are very passionate about work-life balance.  We have two young kids and we LOVE spending time with them and seeing them grow.  Combined, Andrew and I never work a 40 hour week, in fact we can’t even remember when we last did!  We get to spend lots of time with our kids, and time relaxing and having fun.  And our business still makes a healthy 6 figures a year.  This is not all automated and Andrew and I do work hard when we are working, but we love to work smarter rather than harder.

I am not telling you all this to brag, and I don’t want you to feel jealous, I want you to see the possibilities and to see that if you want this sort of business then it is possible, and it is just a matter of getting the right education, the right information to transform your business.

If you’d like to get some new strategies and transform your business into an Amazing Business check out our upcoming live events now.


Kim Baird

Author Kim Baird

Kim Baird is an inspirational speaker, award winning author, transformational coach and entrepreneur. Kim has helped thousands of people to transform their lives and their businesses for the better. She has a passion for living life full out by her own rules and absolutely loves helping others to do the same. Kim specialises in transforming people’s ‘Inner Game’ to get them unstuck, expanding and creating more than they thought possible.

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