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Hi, it’s Marie Forleo and guess what? You are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create
a business and a life that you love. And this is my favorite day of the week. Yes, that
means it’s Q&A Tuesday. And today’s question comes from a fantastic woman named Laura and
she writes:
“Hi Marie. I’m just starting to build my team, but I’m not sure how to keep everyone
motivated and on track. We all work really hard, but maybe because we’re virtual in
different parts of the country and different time zones, it’s feeling hard to get the
team to really gel. What can I do to help people stay motivated and engaged and actually
like working together? Thanks. Laura.”
Awesome question Laura. You know, I talk a lot about Team Forleo, so this is the kind
of question I get asked all the time. It’s a big topic, team building, but today I’m
gonna share one kind of unorthodox tool that we’ve been using for years that helps people
feel a real bond and a sense of connection. You know, it was originally created for couples,
but I use it for business.
Ok, but seriously. The tool that we’ve used for years now is the blockbuster hit from
the 90s, it’s Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. Now, since Gary came out with that
book, he actually created another one that’s specifically for the workplace and it’s
called The 5 Languages of Appreciation. Now, we still use the Love Languages because we’re
touchy feely like that. Now, here’s the basic idea. Each one of us gives and receives
love in our own, unique way. We each have our own love or appreciation language, so
to speak.
There are five love languages: quality time, words of affirmation, acts of services, gifts,
and physical touch.
So the key to making another person feel loved and appreciated is to express love and appreciation
in their primary love language. So on our team one of the gals, her name is Kristin,
we know that her primary love language is physical touch. So every time we get in person,
it is a huge hug fest because we know that’s how she feels most loved and appreciated.
And, conversely, Louise on our team, one of her primary love languages is words of affirmation.
So all of us know that for Louise to feel truly loved and appreciated, we let her know
verbally and in writing how amazing she is. Just think, if only Don Draper thought to
do this with Peggy.
Hey Don? I think Peggy’s love language is words of affirmation.
So now when anyone joins our team, it’s the very first thing that we make them do.
So how about you? Do you know your love language or your team’s love or appreciation language?
If you don't you should go and check out Gary’s site because he has a free test, and it’s
awesome. We will put the links below. And, of course, I recommend the books too because
they are amazing. This will help you so much not only to help build your team and help
everybody gel together, but it’ll really support every relationship in your life. In
fact, one of my guy friends recently got engaged and I had told him, “You’ve gotta do this.
You've gotta make your woman do this, you have to do it,” and he reported back a little
bit later and he told me it was one of the best things they’ve ever done.
But back to you and your team. I promise, if you give your team love and appreciation
in their love language you’re gonna help set them up to do their best work, they’re
gonna stay fully engaged, and they’re gonna love working with you over the long haul.
You know, I think the late, great Steven Covey said it best when he said, “Next to physical
survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival, to be understood,
to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated.
That was my A to your Q, Laura, I really hope it helps. Do let us know how it goes. Now
I would love to hear from you. Do you know your love or appreciation language? If not,
go over and take the free test. Or just tell us in the comments how you most feel loved
or appreciated.
Now, as always, the most awesome discussions happen after the episode at MarieForleo.com,
so get over there and leave a comment now.
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to create a business and life that you love, plus some little ideas from me that I only
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Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special
gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time
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