The San Francisco Giants won the World Series…again. That’s two of the last three seasons, a rare achievement.

What discoveries are there for you in their success as you seek to increase sales with greater productivity so you can leave the office earlier to do what you love with those you love?

Brian Sabean, GM, describes the key to their success when he says of the players: “They didn’t try to be the guy. They were just trying to be a guy. That’s the mantra of this organization—be a teammate.”

Here are three key characteristics to build your mantra around today as you create a championship-winning, Work Positive team:

It’s not about you. Yet it’s all about you.

Play your role on the team. Try to be “a guy” not “the guy,” and know that it’s enough.

It’s amazing how much company sales increase and team productivity soars when you pay little attention to the accumulation of personal accolades and more to growing a championship-winning team.

Be surgically honest and humble. Be about the team.

Ask yourself as you Work Positive today, “Why am I doing what I’m doing? To be ‘a player’ on the team? Or, ‘the player’?”

Mutual Benefit
Team is primary. There’s a Gestalt to team that defies understanding by those who bend inward to their ego, who insist on economic navel gazing—“I got mine. You get yours.”

The whole team really is greater than the sum of its parts. As Sabean adds, “It’s almost like something you experience in high school and college. The camaraderie and the emotions.”

An orientation to mutual benefit drives achievement beyond individual accomplishment. So what if you’re leading the company in sales if it still shows a significant loss each quarter?

Ask yourself as you Work Positive today, “How will my actions benefit the team? How will the company achieve its goals because of my unique contribution?”

Golden Rule
Regard team members as highly as you do yourself.

In this day of celebrity-status, multimillion-dollar contract players sending signed baseballs with cell numbers to female fans during a game, it’s positively refreshing for a leader to clarify vision as “be a teammate.” You can’t buy that core value.

Brian Tracy says, “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.”

The Golden Rule works. Work the Golden Rule.

Ask yourself as you Work Positive today, “What golden help do I share with my teammates?”

Want to build a championship team that consistently wins at increasing sales with greater productivity and more time with family and friends?

Be a humble, mutual benefiting, Golden Rule-guided teammate as you Work Positive today.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), coach, and speaker who helps business professionals increase sales with greater productivity so they can leave the office earlier to do what they love with those they love. Discover more at