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Training Camp Episode #8: Building Your Team’s Confidence in Themselves
Jimmy: On this episode of Training Camp with Coach Jimmy, I’m interviewing team building expert, and my dear friend, Miss Melissa McAllister. We ready?
Melissa: Absolutely, let’s go.
Jimmy: Let’s go.
Jimmy: So, what I admire about the way you’ve built your team is how you instill so much belief in somebody from the beginning. How…what’s the secret to that? Somebody who doesn’t believe in themselves from the beginning, and you see potential in, what are the tips to help somebody to see their potential?
Melissa: I think, honestly, that there’s two things. Number one is creating a culture, a comfortable environment for people to feel like they have room to grow and number two is breaking things down into small steps because they have this big picture of wanting to be financially successful or physically successful, but that is, and could be, a very big step for some people. So if you break it down for them into little tiny steps, it seems more achievable.
Jimmy: Is there always a first step or is it differ per person?
Melissa: No, it’s always the same step because I think that no matter what you do you have to prove to people that you truly believe in what you do so you have to immerse yourself in whatever that is.
Jimmy: Okay, and so that first step, is what stops most people this fear of success? A fear of failure? Why don’t they see it for themselves? It’s easy for us to go, “This person would be awesome at doing what we do.” and they’re just so close to it, how do you turn the mirror on them to say, “Look how awesome you are!”?
Melissa: I think a lot of it starts off with people think that what they see, you hear all the time on social media, is how somebody is really is 24/7 when all we do is put the highlights up and so if you just remind people that everyone has their highs and lows, even like myself or you as the mentor. There are days that aren’t as good as others and that it’s okay to have small failures because over time they will lead to great success.
Jimmy: That’s awesome. Thank you so much.
Melissa: You’re welcome.