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Who's On Your Team?

Together Everyone Achieves More

Welcome to Week 7 of the S2S5K. During this 8 week series, these show notes will accentuate the learning from the podcast and the Training paths. Log in at with your email address for access. Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano for sponsoring this series.


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As usual, please consult your medical professional before beginning any exercise program.

What Makes A Good Team?

Let’s talk about teams. I am sure you’ve heard the popular acronym, T-E-A-M, together everyone achieves more? Its crucial to have people in your life that you can confide in, that you can count on.

There are some legendary teams. In popular media, the Avengers are a team, the Justice League are a team, Scooby-Doo, and don't forget the A-Team; they literally have team in their name! Those in law enforcement, military, even boards of non-profits are a team. A family is a team as is a company or even a county. But all that teamwork talk is useful for more than just the company vision; it can be used for your personal vision as well. Let's consider the basic tenets of a good team:

  • Leadership

  • A Focused Intent or mission

  • Communication

  • Diversity

  • Organization

The A-Team

What if you gave your personal mission similar attention?

As the team goes so does the mission, right? In your personal mission the leader will be you. The mission is the one you set. Maybe its about getting in shape or working out a number of times during the week. Whatever the focus, make it clear. Creating diversity will mean choosing people with different skills or perspectives. And, of course, communication of it all is the lifeblood of your organization. So whether its building a better a food diet or a healthier body, choosing an appropriate member for each project is vital to your success.

Who will you choose for your team?

Most think first of the closest people in our lives...friends or family. The people in this first group, might be the ones with whom we are most close, but if we can move one concentric circle out, we might consider a different type of person. If a team is equally parts support network as it is accountability, then to whom will you be accountable? Who could, if warranted, give you a kick in the pants? That word accountability is interesting because of the root word "account" or even the smaller word "count." It suggests measuring, taking stock, and counting the costs. A team cannot be effective and a mission cannot be complete without the measuring stick called accountability. Outside of spreadsheets and numbers, accountability shows up from people as honest feedback.

Which of your team members can give you honest feedback?

It is rare for people to have this in their personal lives. So be on the lookout for people who might guide, mentor or coach you toward success with honest feedback. If you’ve struggled in the past with personal goals build your team to get the support and accountability you need. Do it! Then look back and marvel at how achieving the goals you said you would has changes your life. Be sure to count this podcast as part of your support and accountability network too. It is our pleasure to produce it for those yearning to challenge themselves forward. 😇

Talk soon!


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