Why TEAM is THE MOST Important Thing
TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More. You’ve probably heard that saying many times before, but why is the concept of TEAM so important? I opened my business, eMotion, in 2012 simply on the idea that I thought people should be treated better. Below is my story of how this all came about.
In the year 1999, I was only 13 years old. I was the only kid in a group of 20 who were chosen to audition for my dance school’s competition team and the only one to be accepted that year. I was so excited, honored and nervous at the same time to begin this new adventure. It would be an opportunity that would allow me to do more of what I love – DANCE. It would give me the chance to improve my skills and bond with my other dance teammates who carried the same passion I had.
Unfortunately, it was the complete opposite and nothing like I ever imagined. It was a year of constantly being put down, being discouraged, being yelled at, and being told I wasn’t good enough and that I needed to catch up to the others. There was little instruction or guidance and the team had been divided into the 5 favorites and then everybody else. My year was filled with tears, frustration and a feeling of self-doubt. It was that year, I promised myself I would never treat people the way I was treated on that “team.”
Fast forward to 2012. I now had several years of teaching dance and fitness under my belt. I had grown class sizes and programs, opened a dance studio, and in the fall of 2012, the eMotion TEAM concept was born.
It started as a way to get people to dance and perform at local shows and competitions, but what it blossomed into was so much more! Suddenly, these kid and adult TEAMs formed into a community, a family – a true TEAM.
Together, we are creating an environment where everyone is accepted, everyone is cared for and everyone is validated. Members of the TEAM help one another. If someone is struggling, we teach him or her the steps. If someone is doing great, we applaud that person.
To me, each individual is a unique and integral part of the TEAM. Each of them has special qualities, goals, strengths and weaknesses. I keep the integrity and expectations high but they know with passion, persistence and teamwork they can achieve greatness.
When we treat others better, build them up, guide them, and work together, we all win – the individual, the TEAM, and in many cases, the business, the family or the sport.
Here at eMotion, we pride ourselves on being #1 in creating confidence through TEAMWORK. Working together can help to pave a successful path where goals can be attained and achieved.
Today I’m thankful for the experience I had at 13 years old, because it’s what made me realize how important helping and supporting others is. I look forward to sharing more with you on this topic and as always, think of each and every one of you as part of the eMotion Family.