What did you do to find a cofounder or the team that you are working with right now?
First of all, I don't think a group of like-minded individuals is what you are looking for in a team. The whole point of a team is that each individual brings in something different. However two of the key qualities you might look for are ambition and ability to pull their weight. In a team, you're very much going to experience conflict due to personality types. As a leader you need to work on yourself to better equip yourself with the skills to handle conflict. Remember also you do not always need to handle every situation, it takes a great talent to be able to allow team members to come to a resolve on their own.
Emotional intelligence is a lifelong process, therefore as leader you might not always know what to do. When such situations arise, ask for help. It takes a lot of strength to ask for help and not all leaders have it. This skill requires practice and never gets easier, you just need to understand it's a part of growth not only for yourself but for the business as well.
In regards to starting a business, you need to make sure that your goals are aligned with whoever you choose to go into business with. The best you can do in this instance is look out for people that have a similar outlook in terms of business as yourself. You could pitch parts of your idea, give them a sense of where you want to go with the idea. What you are looking for here is an individual that will show interest and maybe add some of their ideas into your project. It is important to keep an open mind when it comes to business because you do not want to find yourself closed off from a market you could have easily penetrated.
With that in mind, over time try and diversify your business, look at the market, consult with experts in the field, or even your customers. The important thing here is to not ostracize your business. In order for your business to stay afloat it needs a great marketing team, nowadays a marketing team could be a 12 year old tweeting about your brand. So diversity is not only expressed personality types, ethnicity or religious views. There are a number of ways in which we differ and all of them serve their purpose, and in terms of sustaining a business they make all the difference.
The takeaway from this is keep an open mind, you don't have to everything about yourself or your business, you just need to expand your reach.
Answered 4 months ago