OK, so let me just begin by saying, no, the answer is not FREAK THE FLUFF OUT!!!
The answer is to take a couple of deep breaths, come back to Earth, and get real.
We need to put ourselves in their shoes.
There are two WAYS that builders quit and I talk about both of them in the video above ^.
Depending on which way they are quitting requires a different response from you as a leader.
The biggest think I would like to pass on to you right now, aside from what is in the video, is that they are builders, yes.
But they are not YOUR builders.
They are your FRIENDS.
They are THEIR OWN BUSINESS OWNERS.
Are they in our organization? Sure.
But at the end of the day, you guys.
We should be CONSTANTLY bringing in new people to our organizations, so if people decide it’s no longer for them (and you have the conversations I suggest in the video with them and they still decide to pause or stop all together), we are OK.
We support them, and we want to see them win, but we don’t NEED THEM.
Please hear my heart on this. I’m not being mean or dismissive here, I’m just saying co-dependence with someone that doesn’t have the same vision or drive as you is going to leave you MASSIVELY LIMITED and not by YOUR OWN limitations….by theirs.
You don’t want to go for years in a co-dependent relationship with your builders, only to look back and see the situation as the anchor it was.
What our builders need is to see us THRIVING.
They need to see us BOSSING UP (love ya, LTM…yes the book rocks!) in our business.
THAT, my friends, is how we model growth, and success to our builders.
Not by grasping at straws.
Go get another box of straws.
You get my point, right?
In my opinion the best way to love a builder is to SHOW them how to build, and give them the space to make it their own, but continue to be close enough for advice here and there.
At the end of the day, if they have GO for Gold (the system I created for my team to hit GOLD in 6 months, also if you’re getting it right now, make sure you use the link “newggmember” to get over half off) and Silver Made Simple (the years worth of daily checklists I do to build my own business in 2 hours or less a day), then they should be good.
They will ONLY need you for bits of “what would you do” advice, and eventually they will be autonomous enough to build their own business like a boss and utilize their resources on their own.
That’s the business I’m here to grow.
I want a team of friends.
Friends that get to create the life of their dreams because they have a system to do so.
Let me know in the comments if you have any builder specific questions, I’m happy to answer for you!