You’ve likely been on a team at some point in your life.
Whether it was a team you were picked to be on at recess in elementary school, a team
you tried out for when you were growing up, or a team you were assigned to be on by
your boss, all teams have things in common.
Teams share a common goal, trust, the ability to work together through open and
honest communication, accountability, focused energy, a positive mindset, defined
roles and understanding – just to name a few.
Another key element of a team is that they involve more than one person. The most
successful teams in the history of sports and business are the ones that excel in the
above areas, and at the same time challenge and push each other to show up and get
better every day!
Think about the most successful teams you’ve been a part of in your life. Think about sports teams that have become champions. Think about a team you’ve been on at work that was recognized by your manager. Why were they successful? What made them effective? Why did they perform so well?
The answer. They worked together, practiced, supported each other, focused on daily improvement. They were aligned, showed up, pushed each other, understood their differences, acknowledged each other’s strength and growth areas, communicated. Another key element of their success, they had coaches who encouraged them and taught them the right strategies and tools needed to have success.
When you and your partner started your relationship and committed to each other, you essentially chose to be on the same team. You chose to show up in your relationship every day and work alongside your partner so your relationship would be connected, strong and fulfilling.
Love is not enough for your team to achieve success, although it does lay a strong foundation.
As you and your partner grow and your relationship evolves and changes, the concept of thinking of yourselves as a team becomes more important. When you adopt a team mindset for your relationship it becomes all about working together and less about working against each other.
When you and your partner commit to truly becoming a team, you commit to become a Transformed Couple with skills that deepen your connection and build your resilience, so you feel inspired and strong in your partnership!