What is success? This is a question that entrepreneurs often ask themselves. Is it money? Power? Fame? While all of these things can be a part of success, they don’t necessarily define it.
Success for entrepreneurs is often about taking risks, pushing boundaries, and achieving goals that others thought were impossible. It’s about having the courage to pursue your dreams and the tenacity to see them through, even when the going gets tough.
Larry Yatch is an elite leadership strategist and the creator of the SEAL Success programs, a collection of skills-based training, workshops, and courses that enable high performers to find fulfillment, connect with their teams, and make a sustainable impact in their field.
According to Larry, success it’s also about surrounding yourself with a great team and creating an environment where everyone is working towards a common goal.
When everyone is on the same page and working together towards a shared vision, amazing things can happen.
The stress points of high performers
As the world becomes increasingly technical, a recent trend has emerged that has created stress points for high performers.
With platforms like zoom and management systems that are constantly changing, it can be difficult for individuals to keep up.
This is especially true in fast-paced environments where there is little room for error.
High performers are often under a lot of pressure to perform at their best, and this can lead to burnout.
It is important for high performers to have a support system in place to help them cope with the stresses of their job. This could include things like:
- Regular check-ins with a coach or mentor
- Taking breaks when needed
- And having an outlet to vent when things get overwhelming.
When high performers are able to manage their stress levels, they are more likely to be successful in their field.
The key to developing self-regulation
Self-regulation comes from two parts of the brain that control all mental, physical, and emotional self-regulation. These two parts of the brain are just like every other part of the brain in that they either have clear, well-built neural pathways or they don’t.
If you want to build self-regulation, you need to create strong neural pathways and protect them. This can be done by starting early in life and building up these connections over time.
Early childhood trauma is one way to do this, as it creates a drive to do something significant while also requiring significant self-regulation.
Once you have built up these connections, you will have the ability to self-regulate in any situation. Knowing how self-regulation works will help you to better manage stressful situations and make better decisions.
Creating a shared understanding of purpose within an organization
The leader should ensure that each team member understands their individual purpose within the context of the team’s purpose, and how that links to the overall organization’s purpose.
This hierarchy of purposes will help to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal, and will make it easier for the leader to direct action and motivate employees.
In addition, the leader should make sure that everyone understands how tightly coordinated action benefits not only the organization, but also each individual on a personal level.
By doing this, employees will be more likely to buy into the mission and work together towards achieving it.
In this Podcast you will learn:
- How Navy Seals handle increased stressors
- The difference between how people act in the seals and in the civilian world and how we can implement it as a leader to our team.
- Why Self-regulation is important and the key on developing self-regulation
- The fundamental problem with most companies and how it can be addressed
- How to make team members buy in on their level?
- What do you think prevents people from wanting to change and adapt?
- The problem with building a team with a mindset of 30 million when they are only at 3 million?
- How do you handle changes in personnel or changes in commitment to the mission?
- The different stages of growth for an organization?
- Ways to encourage founders or team members to continue developing their skills and abilities within the company?
And so much more.