Author: sportsepreneur

Stealing time from your customer is a quick way to lose trust The NCAA Basketball Tournament is underway! That’s great! It’s exciting! But you know what’s not great or exciting? The many minutes of my time they stole with that over-inflated tournament selection show. These shows are...

And it works! For this Charlotte Business Owner at least. We all want to get as much done as possible. It would seem that the more things we do at once, the better our chance of getting more done, but studies have shown that multi-tasking has a negative impact on productivity. Now, no two minds...

Why would you let the fear of losing something you don’t even have yet drive your decision process. It's not a winning strategy. Fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The fear of losing becomes more of a factor in decision-making than any actual risks—and that fear philosophy causes pressure and self-doubt that...

A Guest Post by Basketball Coach, Alan Major, formerly of the Xavier Musketeers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Charlotte 49ers It’s always amazing how the shot after the “one more” drive and extra kick extra seem to go down. Or how the guy that’s first to the...

Sales activity should be a focus for anyone in sales. In sales, it’s all about sales activity.   And many lines of work are all about sales. Even if you are not directly involved with selling a product, you might be working to attract clients to your business, you might...

Playing baseball has opened the opportunity to help others At twelve years old I walked onto a baseball field. I stayed until I was twenty-six.  I had always wanted to be a professional ball player, and that dream came true for six years.  I never made...

An analogy between stealing second base and insurance underwriting In baseball, a sport I have both played and coached, getting a runner from first to second is critical. Once they get to second, their chance of scoring goes way up. For just that reason, it’s that runner moving between first and...

The way I see it, pressure in life can be a problem. We are all under so much pressure to perform, to be perfect—or at least to pretend we are. That pressure has to come out somewhere. It comes out in anger or other behaviors. How...

Building Brand always starts with good ethics College basketball coaching legend, Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame legacy has once again been sullied by the latest allegations of graft. He stands accused of illegal recruiting tactics that include $100,000 payouts to the top-ranked athletes if they chose to...

A story about pushing yourself beyond what you thought you could do My youngest niece is learning to stand up. She’s ten months old. She can already crawl well, and she learned to pull herself up on convenient furniture or a friendly adult months ago. Now,...