Over the years, I have had the privilege to speak to groups of high-level leaders about self-leadership and having a dream team. No matter if the audience is made of adults, college students or teenagers it is important to address self-leadership. During this teaching, I encourage the audience that to know, live, and love their purpose will require a Dream Team. This team will catapult, rescue or help them through their life journey. After one of my talks, there were some questions about who should be on the Dream Team. To answer them, I created this article and wanted to share it with you.
What is a Dream Team?
A dream team is kinda like your own board of directors or inner circle that you can trust to love, encourage, equip, educate, and challenge you to grow and go in your purpose. These people come alongside you in the ups, downs, and all-arounds of life.
They do not always tell you what you want to hear. However, they do provide you what you need to overcome hurdles in life. Navigating these internal and external hurdles help me to live my life to the fullest. The Dream Team celebrates with me on my best days and comforts me on my worst. There are some in my inner circle that knows everything about me (the good, bad and the ugly). There are also some that don’t know me as well but still provide valued expertise, insight, and wisdom. Some of these people know my wife, my children, and my parents well (mentors and pastors) and some have never met them. There are some that I pay (my investment professional, accountant or life coach) and some that I don’t.
I have weekly interactions with my Dream Team. I would not be the person I am today and will be tomorrow nor the next day without them. They know who I want to be, where I want to go and how I want to get there. They lift my head up for me when it’s down, hug me when I have a frown and kick me in the behind when I need it.
5 Reasons Why You Need A Dream Team in Your Life
- They improve clarity for your life’s vision
- They help in living out your life mission
- The Dream Team provides accountability for the goals you set
- They share wisdom from their life experiences
- You gain the insight required for you to serve on someone else’s dream team
Your Dream Team may include people like
- Business Partner
- Best Friend
- Good Friend
- Investment Professional
- A Small Group of Men or Women
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- A Small Group of Men and Women
- Someone younger than you
- Someone older than you
You may interact with these people when you need
- marital advice
- help with a major life decision
- financial advice
- to confess a sin
- a hug
- a “kick in the rear”
- career coaching
- a listening ear
- legal advice
- chicken noodle soup
Some examples of a Dream Team found in the Bible
- David had his Dream Team in his mighty men (2 Samuel 23:8-39)
- Paul had a Dream Team made up of Titus, Philemon, and Timothy
- Moses had Jethro, his Father-in-Law, advising him (Exodus 18)
Do you have a Dream Team in your life?
If so, who are they?
If not, why not?
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