Every business is about making relationships. This is true when building your teams or landing clients. We might be tempted to be someone we’re not when working with other people. Today’s guest would urge us not to do this. Instead, being your genuine self is the key to having the best team and finding your ideal clients.
Building the right team takes time and patience. Put the effort in to get to know each other and how to support one another. This creates bonds that go deeper than simple work relationships.
About Juan Ortiz
Born and raised in Trenton, NJ, Juan is a self-taught filmmaker. He started his company Redd Pen Media in 2011. Juan is passionate about motivating and helping others find their purpose. His company was founded with a mission to give back and connect people through storytelling.
Business is About Giving Back
Juan wants to do more than simply make videos. He wants to empower others with them. His company works with all sorts of clients, from major brands to small businesses. With small businesses, in particular, Juan enjoys being part of their growing process. He discusses how helping them succeed not only leaves you with good feelings but will help your own business grow as well.
For Juan, just earning money is an empty pursuit. There’s only so much that money can get you. For him, and I believe for many of us, video has a larger purpose. It draws people together. It shows us our common humanity through storytelling. There’s no price that you can put on that.
Building Your Best Team
Juan credits much of his success with the team he’s built. More than just a gathering of filmmakers, Juan’s team is a close-knit group that really knows and understands one another. It’s not just about making videos. It’s also about helping each other succeed in all aspects of life.
When this level of camaraderie is achieved, people go above and beyond for each other. You’ll find people who are genuinely eager to help out. Juan never needs to scramble to find help. Instead, his community is right there when he calls.
How can you build strong bonds with your team and with clients? How do you reach out and connect with others? Leave a comment below!