How to Find Your Dream Team with Kevin Harrington

As an entrepreneur, you know that the success of your business is reliant on many factors. 

One of those factors is finding a team that will work with you to make sure your dreams come true. 

In this article, I’ll share some tips for how to find your Dream Team and what to look for in them.

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1- What is a Dream Team

Do you know the saying “it takes a village” to raise a child? Well, it’s true for entrepreneurs too. 

A solid team is crucial when starting your own business and there are many different combinations you can use to get the right people in place. 

A Dream Team is a group of people working together that have complementary skills and talents, are committed to fulfilling the team’s vision, and support each other’s success. 

A Dream Team can be composed of employees or contractors. 


2- How do I find my Dream Team

In general, the rule of thumb is to choose people who are able to do things that you can’t or don’t want to do, as well as are enthusiastic about your business as you are. 

You can create your own Dream Team by assessing what qualities you need for your business and then finding those people with the same strengths as yours so that they complement one another on tasks. 

Answer the following questions before choosing the right people:

  • What does your Dream Team look like? 
  • What are the qualities you want in a partner or co-founder? 
  • Do you want someone who’s an expert in social media, or is more of a code wizard? 
  • Is there a particular industry that interests you and could be useful for the venture, such as healthcare or education? 
  • Are they enthusiastic and hard-working like you?


3- Why is it important to have a Dream Team

The entrepreneurial journey is fraught with challenges, but the key to success lies in having a Dream Team.

The traditional hero’s journey is a rite of passage. When the protagonist goes on their adventure, they are usually alone. 

They have to learn how to be self-sufficient and rely only on themselves for survival. 

But as we all know, life isn’t like that. We need help from our friends, family, and loved ones just to make it through each day – let alone pursue our dreams! 

Every entrepreneur has a Dream Team: a support system that includes mentors who will guide you along your journey;

  • connections who will introduce you to opportunities; 
  • designers who can put your vision into reality; 
  • programmers who can turn an idea into something tangible; 
  • writers who can articulate your story so others understand it too; 
  • marketers that will drive traffic by spreading your message

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reid Hoffman


4- What are the benefits of having a Dream Team 

In today’s world, it is more important than ever to surround yourself with people who have the skills and expertise that you need. 

This is especially true for entrepreneurs who often wear many hats and are stretched thin. 

The problem is that not everyone can afford to hire a team of professionals in every field they need so it becomes necessary to find a group of great partners or mentors who can help fill in these gaps. 

What if you had the opportunity to get a group of people together who all have skills that serve your company? 

You would be able to delegate tasks, spend more time on what is most important for your business, and get things done without being overwhelmed. 


5- How can I recruit for my Dream Team

A Dream Team can be created with just a few key steps: 

  1. find someone who is great at sales, 
  2. find someone who has an eye for design, 
  3. find someone who has experience in finance or accounting. 

The list could go on and on! 

It’s incredibly important to make sure that everyone works well together and they are qualified for their roles. 

Once you’ve found the right people, take them out to dinner (or lunch!) so they can share and learn more about you and the team —and vice versa. 

But how do you do this?

Find people within your network and ask for recommendations. But don’t stop there! 

Do some research on the person or company and see if you’re comfortable working with them. 

You’ll be amazed at how much more productive you will be when you have a team of people around you that shares your vision and motivation. 


6- Tips for building your own Dream Team

When starting a business, it is important to surround yourself with people who are talented in what they do. 

Here are the 5 best tips for building your Dream Team:

  1. Remember that: a Dream Team is a group of people who have complementary skills that work together closely on a project or task   —An Entrepreneur is an individual who takes risks and invests their own capital in an enterprise for profit
  2. Look at it as a form of recruitment speed-dating: do they fit (as in, is the candidate a “good fit” overall), do they have the will (the tenacity and focus) and do they have the skill?
  3. Bring in talent from different disciplines 
  4. Be mindful of personality types
  5. Plan ahead for potential growth or expansion

What are you waiting for? It’s time to start building your own Dream Team – and the sooner, the better. 

Building a team is not an easy task. But it can be done with some patience and experience. 

You’re going to need a team of people who are committed, hardworking and loyal. 

And these qualities will need to come from within YOU as well! 

“Success Is Not a Solo Act”—Kevin Harrington, Learn more here.