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Video: Villanova Buzzer-Beater

  At work, in the office and in business we like to talk about sports, especially the recent and upcoming games. So let’s do that at SportsEpreneur.com. This idea of talking about actual sporting events will evolve, but to keep it simple, this will be a website you, the entrepreneur, can visit to check out awesome

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The Cleveland Indians Show Us It’s Time to Get Back to Work

So, your team lost. Time to wallow in your sorrows, feel sorry for yourself, for the fans, for the team. Then what? What do you do after you take the time to feel bad? Get back to work. This is not the first time we’ve discussed the pain of losing and the process of bouncing

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Listening Skills: Do You Hear Jimi Hendrix?

White Men Can’t Jump was an iconic 90’s movie about street basketball. For this post, we are going to pull out and really look at this one line we’ve paraphrased below: “You listen to Jimi Hendrix, but you don’t hear Jimi.” We aren’t going to dissect the meaning of every word in this line, but

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Be that Champion for Your Family by Protecting Their Future

In sports, we crown champions when they win their league. Most recently, the Clemson Tigers won the championship in college football. In the real world, there are many ways to be a champion. Responsible mothers and fathers are champions, in our book. Part of being a responsible parent is to create a legacy for your

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Why You Should Keep Shooting When It Comes to Sales

In basketball, a valuable player who is missing a lot of shots is often told to keep shooting. Because eventually, the rough patch will end. Last March, before March Madness took off, we talked about the 6 ways to get on a hot streak. Now with college basketball back in full swing, it’s a great

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Get Back to the Heart of Your Business

There I was, twelve-year-old, gangly me on February 24, 1976, in my Ft. Bragg house, sitting at my kitchen table finishing up my math homework—when my father, a military man, walks in and says, “get in the car. We are going to Raleigh to see UNC versus NC State.” What was a regular Tuesday afternoon

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Motivate Your Team: Lose on Purpose

as proven by the Coach of the 1992 Dream Team Lose on purpose? Have I completely lost it? Some might say I have, but stay with me here. I’m talking about a way to motivate your team. It’s not going to work for everybody—no one thing does—and you have to stay true to yourself and

The Clemson Tigers Show Us How to Respond

The Clemson Tigers Show Us How to Respond | AGAIN!

Congratulations to the 2016 & 2018 College Football Champion, Clemson Tigers. Update: January 8, 2019  The Clemson Tigers have yet again shown us how to respond. In 2017, they lost in convincing fashion in the college football playoff semi-final to Alabama. As we explore in this article, they once again show us how to respond.

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5 Reasons Why a Big Loss May Be a Big Win

As Seen Through a Big Loss by the Ohio State Buckeyes   It happens—a bad day at the office, a bad meeting, a lost case. In football, you might lose 31-0 on a big stage, as the Ohio State Buckeyes just did. The game was miserable to watch (if you are a Buckeye fan). Losing

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Why Taking Advantage of Luck Matters Most

in sports and in business   We are at a point in the football season where people like to say this or that team got lucky—that So-and-So wouldn’t have won the game if not for this and that. Sometimes it’s an insult, a way to dismiss somebody’s achievement. Sometimes it’s just a way to have

Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

As sports fans, we start every season with a minimal-at-best chance of watching our beloved teams win their respective championships. Take the Buffalo Bills, for example—they’ve never won the Super Bowl. That’s a zero percent success rate. Or say you’ve been a Dallas Cowboys fan for the past 50 years. Your team has won it

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Is Success Earned?

The Committee for the College Football Playoff announced the four teams that will participate in this years’ playoff. You can bet that certain people—the players, fans, athletic directors, and coaches of some of the other teams—are pretty angry right now. They think the chance should have been theirs. Are they right? Ideally, success is earned.

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5 Reasons Home Field Matters in Sports and In Business

In sports, we often talk about home field advantage. Of course, players prefer to sleep in their own beds and to play in front of their own fans. And playing at home really does confer an advantage as far as who wins. But what does this have to do with business? How does being on

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What You Can Learn from Young Ezekiel Elliott Playing Special Teams

For Your Business In both college football and the NFL, young players often start out on special teams before going on to positions like running back, wide receiver, or safety. It’s not that special teams are unimportant—they can and do decide games—but since these positions carry a higher risk of injury, the really valuable players

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Stop Showing Up Your Teammates

Watch a football game closely. When a team scores a long touchdown, watch the secondary’s reaction. If you watch closely enough, sometimes you will see him point fingers immediately or do something else that clearly singles out another player—a teammate! Watch a quarterback throw the ball to a wide receiver. The receiver drops it. Now

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5 Tips to Succeed in Starting Your New Year’s Resolutions Now

We all have them—New Year’s resolutions. We tell ourselves we’ll go to the gym, wake up early, eat better, or whatever else. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very good thing. And if the first day of a new year makes it easier for you to make some changes, then go for

Cal Ripken, Jr Used What Got Him to the Big Leagues

Cal Ripken, Jr Used What Got Him to the Big Leagues

And you should too   Cal Ripken, Jr., the Hall of Fame Third Baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, is known for his hitting, fielding, and his nickname, Iron Man (due to his consecutive game streak of 2,632 games, beating Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 games). He is not known as much for his struggles, but

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Until Summer

You win some and you lose some, we all know that. But sometimes a loss feels different. Worse. While watching an Ohio State Buckeyes game in 2016, the announcer talked about an interview he did with the Buckeyes coach, Urban Meyer, in which Meyer opened up about the 2015 loss to the Michigan State Spartans.

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It’s Time to Back Up that Talk

Nobody likes a big talker in basketball. Maybe they actually live their talk and play well—maybe they’re just big words. But either way, the bragging and self-praise grate on people’s nerves and drain the energy of fans and teammates alike. The best players let their skills do the talking. They don’t waste time bragging, and

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3 Reasons Why a Bad Teammate Hurts Your Game

and how it impacts your business Watch an NFL game. You won’t see a collection of individual players each hoping to score a touchdown—instead, each teammate has his own role. All of them share a common objective and they all win or lose together. When a player does start doing his own thing, it hurts

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As Gary Vaynerchuk Said, Be a Good Halftime Coach

You can imagine my excitement when the entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk used a sports metaphor in his book, “#AskGaryVee.” It’s on page 7. He said be a good halftime coach: make adjustments. Oh, that was music to my ears. It’s good advice, too. You can ask Scott, in my office, how much I adjust to changing circumstances.

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The Dallas Cowboys Blocked Out the Noise to Achieve Success

And what you can learn about blocking out the noise for your business   As I was working out one morning, I caught a segment of Good Morning Football. In this clip, Peter Schrager talks about how the Buffalo Bills were able to block out the noise and find success. Now this isn’t my rant about

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LinkedIn Sales Navigator for Gmail – A Must Have

Here is another in our series on tools you can use to improve your efficiency at work. So far, we’ve covered Feedly and Scannable. This tool lets you smoothly connect your Gmail account to LinkedIn. Do you have a Gmail account? It’s simply Google’s version of email. It’s easy to sign up for. You’ll also need

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What Tim Duncan Can Teach You About Consideration for Others

At the end of the 2016 NBA Regular Season, I was driving to an appointment while listening to NBA Radio on SiriusXM. Expecting to hear a conversation about the upcoming playoffs, I instead heard an interview with former Wake Forest Basketball Coach, Dave Odom. Odom was discussing the legend that is Tim Duncan, who was

Sports Bring People Together

Sports Bring People Together

Now more than ever we need activities that bring us closer. Sports Bring People Together. On this site, we use sports to create metaphors for business. Maybe that sounds a little strange since the two don’t normally go together. If you’re not a sports fan yourself, you might even be wondering why sports? What’s so

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Hustle for That Ball Loose on the Court

It was 2004. I was the new guy at my company, trying to build up my reputation. I had to spend most of my time getting out and just meeting new prospects: financial advisors, property and casualty agencies, and life insurance agents. Once I met them, the idea was to build a relationship and show

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3 Ways to Brand Your Business: Houston Takeover

Have you watched the Houston Cougars college football team this season? Earlier in the year, going up against the 3rd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, Houston wasn’t expected to win. They beat expectations and they beat the Sooners, 33-23. They followed up with an impressive string of wins, and though Navy upset them recently, they still made major

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The Number One Reason Why You Need Anchor Clients

My father-in-law, Arthur Judelsohn, was an incredibly passionate and purposeful commercial real estate agent. He was a business owner. And he was a hustler in the sense that he worked hard and made it happen. Unfortunately, he passed away earlier this year. Arthur created a legacy that I try to pass on to others. He

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Patience: Let the Play Develop

In football, they often remind the quarterback to “let the play develop,” meaning to have patience, to not try to force things prematurely. Consider this example: You’re the quarterback. The play called is two simple out patterns; you drop back to pass, while each wide receiver on the outside runs about ten yards and cuts

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Top 10 Hacks to Genuinely Increase Your Twitter Following

inside scoop: I use all of these Twitter following hacks myself There are many ways to fluff your Twitter following. Just like there are many ways to cheat in golf. Neither gets you anywhere so why do it? Here are 10 Hacks to build your Twitter following with people that will actually engage with you!