Trust as the Road to Success

Trust as the Road to Success

Laurette Rondenet

Episode Summary

Going through rough paths and difficult stages is part of every person's journey towards success, and these challenges should be seen as lessons that you should always take with you. But to reach that level, you must learn how to have trust in different levels and facets of your leadership:

  • Trust in your ability to focus.
  • Trust in your inner circle.
  • Trust your team to carry things through. 

Laurette Rondenet, President and CEO of Edlong Corporation, encourages us to change our perspective and apply these principles to success. Laurette believes that whoever's closest to the situation needs a voice at the table.


Most people are naturally social, and with the advancement of technology, it has become common for us to lose focus in anything that we do easily. Sitting and thinking about something for a longer period of time, or even sitting still without scrolling our social timelines, has been a real challenge. We've become living browsers with tabs left open after getting information from one website to another. 

Trust yourself that despite all the distractions, you'll still be able to apply the right kind of focus to be high-functioning: laser-focus for productivity and mindfulness for wellbeing and balance.

People care so much about many things that they usually forget to listen to their own voices. For at least once a week, it's helpful to put everything away and spend some quiet time with yourself, turn off your gadgets, meditate and just let your mind wander. Think about the things you want to do., and it will help strengthen your mind.

To focus on what you love, you have to know what you hate. - Laurette Rondenet

We tend to test the waters whenever we try to find our focus, and this is when we get to realize what we love and what we hate doing. The hedgehog concept works not only in business but also in real-life situations. This concept talks about the importance of considering what your passion is, what you're best in the world at, and what drives your economic engine when you're developing your ability to focus. 

Build a trust circle

Two heads are better than one. Working with a group of people is still better than working alone since you get to learn from exchanging ideas. 

 It's most crucial to have that circle of trust because it does get lonely at the top, and you need a place where you can just be yourself. - Laurette Rondenet

Trust is earned over time and experience, and sharing similar values and principles is an excellent foundation in a trust circle. This way, you will be able to align your perspectives and goals as you work through almost anything together. 

Practicing and keeping the values front and center is what Laurette does in her company. They always look for ways to improve the process and make things better, enjoy victory and grow from defeat, and embrace failures and learn from them.  

The tighter the team, the easier it is to get stuff done. - Laurette Rondenet

Teams working as one create the best outcome and eventually achieve success. It's not about how big the group is or how many members you have, but about how you get to try and understand each other and get things done. 

Delegate to elevate

For a company to run smoothly, every team member or employee must know the role they play. They can only do that if the leader knows how to delegate and assign tasks. Most entrepreneurs do not see what they lack unless they get help from a third party. There is a program that can be put in place called entrepreneurial operating system that helps companies and its leaders delegate tasks to the members and see the missing piece of their puzzle.

You can do stuff that just drains you, or you can do the stuff that lights you up and then it doesn’t feel like a job anymore. - Laurette Rondenet

Sacrificing something excellent for something that you cannot do well is useless. Use your resources wisely - time and energy. Give yourself the chance to do what makes you happy and proud. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is also a great start. Recognize and be conscious about what you love, what you are good at, what you hate, and really bad at. For the rest, you'll have to trust the team that you've given them the proper training and tools to get the job done.  Once you do, you will eventually see how life-changing it is to your life and the company and the person you delegated to do such.

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