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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 were 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 weve 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 weve 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 were

  • 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 itll really support every relationship in your life. In

  • fact, one of my guy friends recently got engaged and I had told him, “Youve 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 theyve ever done.

  • But back to you and your team. I promise, if you give your team love and appreciation

  • in their love language youre gonna help set them up to do their best work, theyre

  • gonna stay fully engaged, and theyre 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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  • 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

  • on MarieTV.

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