There’s an old African proverb that says “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
This was the theme at James, my son, and Lauren’s wedding last month. It was held in the shadow of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. I was amazed at the passionate support expressed from family and friends. James has friends from high school, college and business. Friends came from around the world, Kenya, Budapest, Canada, east coast and west coast. They both have big dreams and make a phenomenal team. I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in future years.
Our team is starting our sixth tax season. We have almost tripled in sales during that time. In late fall as we do tax planning I am always impressed to see the success that the businesses we work with have achieved. In business, we know that the right team can take you far. We have been fortunate in building a team to achieve our success.
In the book The Ideal Team Player, they identify 3 traits that bring the best out of a team – humble, smart and hungry. Being humble allows each to contribute but not dominate. Being smart about people adds the finesse to keep peace and communication within the team. The hungry adds passion and a strong desire for results.
Thank you to our clients for allowing us to be part of your team!
I look forward to a very fun and successful 2018.