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Teams Win Championships (Does Lebron Have enough Team to Overcome The Hawks?)

Does Lebron and the Cavs have enough ‘TEAM’ to defeat the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals? There’s an famous quote said by one of the greatest winner in sports history. “Teams win Championships” ….

In fact, the full quote goes something like this.  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan


I say inside our 1mlmsystem; and also on our free mlm training page – that the best trained teams make the most money in our profession. Because those well trained teams, will have Intelligence; and along with that intelligence – comes the knowledge of how important teamwork is; to Win.

Teamwork Wins Championships – but does Lebron have the right players around him, heading into this series to overcome a real team?

That’s the main question heading into this match up, which pits a Cleveland Team that is very injured, with Kyrie Irving doubtful to be at full strength and Kevin Love out for the season. Once again it all falls on the shoulders of the former MVP, to get his team to the Finals.

Can Lebron James do it?

Does he have enough team to overcome a Real team?


The Atlanta Hawks put 4 All-Stars into this year’s All Star game, because they truly are a team. Over the past 5-7 years they have slowly put together pieces and have assembled a very well balanced, and very talented team. Alongside their allstars, Jeff Teague, Paul Milsap, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are other players who ‘some’ would call ‘role players’ – like DeMarre Carole, Kent Bazemore, Dennis Schroder and several others all chip in; and are responsible for the Hawks being the #1 seed in the East.

…. Read Stars and role Players, Sports and Network Marketing

That’s got a lot to do with the success of the Atlanta Hawks. One can argue that the Cavs made some smart moves throughout the season to acquire much better ‘role players’. The truth is, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are going to have to be the Guys that Lebron relies on. They are going to have to play big.

Meanwhile, the Superstar is going to have to be a Super Star.

It’s moments like these when teams can Truly benefit from having ‘at least’ one.

The Superstar(s) cannot win that championship or even advance To that championship round without help from others.

Whether you are the role player or the super star, there is a symbiotic relationship that never dies. Teams win Championships; not Individuals. The same was true for the Lakers when Kobe Bryant won 5 rings; 3 alongside Shaq; 2 alongside Pau Gasol. Always with a cadre of supporting role players; who gave it all that they had.

Are you giving it all that you have with the Team you are part of?

Are you showing up to the Game?

Are you Performing IN the Game — by Promoting and Marketing the websites you’re supposed to promote and market in the places you are supposed to be promoting and marketing them?  Are you building relationships with new people and sorting to see who has the right mentality to team up with you and your partners?  Are you approaching people who Do qualify for partnership ‘the right way’ … using words that work, that are taught by successful uplines and/or sponsors in your Team (Business Organization)?

Read: Teams Wear The Same Uniforms For A Reason

All of these things matter.

Are you going to truly give it your all for the team that you’re with, to either HELP the super star on that team; OR BE the super star on that team – GET to the next Level??

Let’s say you’re the super star and you ARE absolutely giving it your all….

Keep doing it.

Others WILL Be attracted to you – because you are Active; you are In motion; you are going where they want to go; YOU can lead them because you’ve been; You can show them what to do; because you are Doing it.

They say, Great players help make other players around them better.

Many people say Kobe was not a great player – but He helped Derick Fisher win 5 Championships. Ron Artest won 2 Championships alongside Kobe. Pau’s only rings came while he wore purple and gold. It’s that symbiotic relationship again …

You can be that superstar and by doing so; YOU are going to benefit your team; but you still need help. You still need Fisher, Artest, and Gasol to lay their all out on the line; game in and game out – to get that Goal achieved.

The same can be said about the Golden State Warriors, who as of this night, are awaiting the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets series.

The Warriors have this year’s MVP Steph Curry.

However, in spite of how dynamically awesome of a basketball player (and shooter/ball handler) as Curry is, they also trot out an excellent supporting cast. Andre Igquada, Dremond Green, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, and a guy who on most nights shoots the ball as well as Curry; Klay Thompson. I didn’t even mention the rejuvinated Sean Livingston or the always impressive David Lee; who are always chipping in, in a positive way.

Meanwhile … they’ve got Steph Curry –

DO you Add Value to your team? … or nah?

Would your Team even MISS you if you left??

You see folks, in sports and business – these laws are universal; they are applicable to both professions. Because Teamwork … always makes the Dream Work; Without it – the dream simply never comes together; no matter how hard one tries. Teams win Championships – not individuals. Store that advice some where – it will serve you well.

Teamwork Makes The Dream work In All Areas of Life, Sports and Business

Teamwork Makes The Dream work In All Areas of Life, especially Sports and Business –

The first lesson in sales that all of us learn is everyone is tuned in to WIIFM;

What’s In it For Me?


Our Challenge is finding the people who can see What’s In it for WE …

We live in a society that promotes ‘the individual’ and individuality is the root of Ego. It’s about Me, Me, Me – it’s the “no I in Team, but I in Win” mentality.

But this is Fantasy!

The reality; what wins Championships – in all areas of life, especially sports and business – is Tenacious D!! Team Defense!

It’s One Unit Mentality that achieves success.

It’s teamwork.

This is what I love about the network marketing industry; because the blueprint to success has already been laid out by so many people who have built teams and accomplished incredible financial fortunes along the way. In this industry you are either Building the team or you are building your team ‘within a team’. I think it’s easy to forget that most people who come into this industry and even several of the people who sign up, come from ‘a matrix for their minds’. Most people come from a society that promotes the individual; meanwhile what we ignore is the reality.

No man is an Island.

There is no such thing as the ‘self made man or woman’.

These are myths that people tell themselves; often to feed their ego…. because the ego NEEDS to be fed.

But; the reality – the truth that shall set you free is this; Teamwork makes the dream work. What dream do you have? What team do you have?

Back in January I put together a video where I talked about the importance of “having the right people” on your team. In this video I discuss the reality of star players like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James, who need team mates to help them win. As great and as dynamic as these players are, none of them, not even the great Michael Jordan himself, were able to win without getting help from others. However, “the others” didn’t all have to be superstars.

Yes, Kobe had Shaq, and later needed Pau.

Yes, Lebron needed Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.

Yes, Michael Jordan needed Scottie Pippin.

But the other ‘role players’ were just as important as the superstar role players. Because in all of these situations, someone is playing a role. Even between the superstars, there is a leader and a follower. That’s what makes a successful business parntership; that is what makes a successful sports teamwork partnership – because Two Leaders Cannot Lead Each Other. This is what broke up the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. This is what would’ve doomed the Lebron, Dwanye Wade Heat – but Dwayne doesn’t have the same kind of alpha male personality as a Lebron James; or even a Kobe Bryant.

This speaks volumes to the importance of chemistry.

Sometimes its just not in the cards for two people to work together within the same space – or the same team.

You see with Kobe and Shaq, you had two alpha males and honestly, I feel Kobe was willing to follow Shaq, however Kobe constantly challenged that leadership in ways that annoyed Shaq’s Ego. So for example, Kobe would take the ball to the rack or shoot a jumper rather than run the offense and allow the ball to go into Shaquille. However what you could tell is, Kobe just wanted to get a win, for the team. Perhaps people did not understand this within the moments that it unfolded, but now that we look back over his career and see times when Kobe could’ve left the Lakers; you see a person who really and truly wanted (and seemingly still wants) to bring championships to the Franchise.

With Shaquille – we see a man who was mostly about himself.

He cared more about ‘being the man’, than about ‘being a champion’ – He wanted to give orders; and demand the ball but, refused to work on his free throws so that IF/when teams fouled him after getting the ball, it wouldn’t turn into a wasted possession. The casual fan in the stands is not thinking of this because the casual fan is also, poisoned with the message of ‘be an individual’.

So they bark of his dominance while ignoring how much MORE dominant he would’ve been as a 70% freethrow shooter, instead of what he was over the course of his career.

That’s all Phil Jackson tried to do with Shaq; get him to be more than he was settling for.

I think that’s all Kobe was trying to do as well.

But, Kobe was doing it for the team. He was set on blossoming and being more.

He wanted to grow and expand his game.

He wanted to lead a team to victory and eventually He got that opportunity.

When we look at a Dwayne Wade; he’s a great player, but has never been to a championship without another dominant alpha male type personality.

This is a major aspect of what it means, for teamwork to make the dream work.

Often we are like pieces to a puzzle; often we are incomplete. Often those of us in business can look to sports to see all the answers to what is going on in our own organizations. We can see that we may need more, or less alpha males. We can see that we need more or less role players. We see the lack of chemistry or begin to notice how chemistry is playing a major role in the production – because that is the reality.

Teamwork makes the dream work in business;  just like in sports.

When Lebron first came to Miami, out of respect for Dwayne Wade he didn’t wanna just take over right away. But, the two of them had a conversation after that first trip to the finals. Wade pretty much gave the reigns to Lebron; told him to do what he does best. That conversation took them to the finals 3 more years in a row; winning 2 of them.

Road to Success

When I first saw this image of ‘what most people think success looks like vs what successful people know the road to success IS like” – I thought of everything I just shared with you. This is that road to success and all those “Fail” spots are the times when we went off on our own; and tried to accomplish big things alone.  We start to get closer to the end of that road, once we finally connect with the right people.

Along the way, together, there will still be a few more ‘spots’ where we find out that not ALL of the people on the team; were meant to stay on the team forever; You’ll lose a few key role players perhaps; and you’ll stall out while you look to replace them – but so long as the core keeps moving together toward the goal; You will reach that goal.

The desire alone, is not enough.

The circumstances absolutely must come together.

A team must be built – OR you must attach yourself to a team that is being built, and play a position – a position which COULD be worth millions to you, simply by doing your part.

You may not be the star of the team – but everyone on the team gets a Ring.

Everyone on the Team gets to call themselves, A Champion!

Teamwork makes the dream work – in all areas of life – whatever you are seeking to achieve; as soon as you have the right people – who all want the same things; That Goal WILL be accomplished.

Related articles on Sports and Business from TopNetworkersGroup:

My Video on “Having The Right People” – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Really and Truly, TopNetworkersGroup will be what it’s meant to be, when we have the right people who want the same things that we want. We don’t want to build our network over and over again. We don’t want money to stop anyone from partnering up with us. We don’t want anyone to be broke if we can help it. We want all of our people to be making money and so we’ve devised several levels to earn money together; We don’t want any excuses to stop us. Our system is designed to perfectly SPIT people out who do not belong with our team. The One MLM System to rule Them All; One Team to Show them!

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Kobe and The Role Players

Since Kobe Bryant has returned to the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers, there is more and more talk about him, and how he is affecting the young Role Players who’ve been holding down the fort in his absence. Of course, Kobe went down due to injury, Tearing his achilles, and is finally back – though it’s much sooner than most expected to see him.

We’ve been talking about Role Players here on our Blog – and how it relates to Business, as well as Sports. We’ve even talked about how Star players are simply, playing a role. The Role Kobe has played for the Los Angeles Lakers has led to several NBA Championships and, a Hall of Fame Career.

So naturally when he returned, the ‘roles’ of the Young Role players would be reduced. Naturally … and yet there is talk that some of them are mad, upset, and frustrated with having to adjust. Sadly, this happens all too often in sports and business.

This happens often in the entertainment industry as well. Sometimes in groups or bands, one of the members seems to have a bigger draw with the fans than the rest. The lesser popular members get jealous, and don’t want to give the same effort and Zeal they initially gave, when no one knew who they were.

Suddenly everyone wants to cash in on fame and go their own way in hopes of getting more attention – and more spotlight; whether or not they even Deserve it. SO often, you see careers fall entirely apart when this happens; I can name so many R&B Singers who decided to ‘leave the group’ – AND  are now absolutely NO WHERE to be found in the Music Industry; You can too…

A great lesson for the rest of us, on why we need to leave the ego at the door, when it comes to any kind of team or group related activity. Also, in just about all team/group related activities, such as the entertainment industry, and especially sports and business – YOU will have star players, and role players – and yet, everyone’s role is important.

It’s important for someone to shine ‘in the background’ – and out of the spotlight.

That role is a necessary role to win a championship; a grammy; or a RANK in a business opportunity; achieving a Rank is a HUGE Deal; It often can mean going from 2 figures (or barely any figures) – to 3 figures per month in residual income; It might even mean going from 3 figures to 4 figures, as you and Several others on your Team rise up in Income as well; See No “ONE” person hits a rank in a business alone; They do it, as a team.

The one person ranked at the top May be a Star Player; but the ROLE Players matter; and eventually if the role players continue to embrace their role; they become star players; In a previous post, I talked about Pippen ‘and’ Jordan; Kobe ‘and’ Shaq.

Several people say that Shaq’s dominance gave Kobe the room and the space on the floor he needed, to develop into the player that he has become. He always embraced his ‘role’ as a shooting guard; but worked to be as efficient and as fundamental as possible; to make himself the BEST shooting guard he could be.

Many would say that Jordan’s tenacity helped Pippen unleash his own defensive intensity; which made them two of the toughest guards to go up against that the NBA has ever seen. Star players often create other Star Players.

But you gotta play your ROLE first; You gotta give it your All; you’ve gotta become the BEST at playing the role you’ve been assigned to play – and nothing is stopping those young role players from continuing to play the way they were playing; Nothing at all, other than ego; if anyone isn’t able to continue to give the same effort they gave before, just because they’re playing a little less, or shooting the ball a little less – well that’s a player with too much Ego, that isn’t beneficial to ‘the team’.

I hope you see how this relates to what we do in the MLM Industry – as a team, we must work together; and strive to thrive in our roles; whatever roles they may be. Sometimes you and I will be the  star player on a team; Other times, we may be the role player; We must embrace that role  and do our best; because WHEN The TEAM Wins; we ALL WIN because we ARE the TEAM.