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5 Reasons Why Coordinators in Football and Business are so Important

And How Can You Apply it to Your Business   When football coaches get the offer for a head-coaching job at the college or NFL level, usually the first thing they do is they hire Offensive and Defensive Coordinators. When you start a business, you have to do the same exact thing. You may call

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4 Things the Hot Corner Can Teach You in Business

Third Base is called the Hot Corner for a reason—and not everyone can take the heat. You feel alone, the balls come at you fast and furious, and you can’t predict how they’ll come. Sometimes you can hardly see them. If you miss the catch, the other team gets a double or a triple. That’s

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Cam Newton Gives Dentists a Content Gift That We Can All Learn From

Dentist Content Out of Nowhere! Online presence is key in marketing, but it’s not enough to just have a couple of social media accounts and a website—you actually have to use these platforms to say something, or no one will pay attention. Your content has to be interesting and engaging for your target market, and

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1st and Goal at the One Yard Line

It seems so easy. The ball is at the one yard line, so the defense is basically standing in the end zone. All you have to do is snap the ball and get it over the goal line. But one mistake can earn you a penalty. Lack of focus can lead to a turnover. The

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Learn from a Buffalo Bills Fan: Blind Faith is Bad for Business

Being a Buffalo Bills fan, I’ve had blind faith for years. So what that they haven’t made the playoffs since the 1999 season (that’s when THIS happened); this is the year they’re going to do it. This time, they’re going all the way. That’s what I told myself, year after year, and of course it never

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3 Reasons Why You Should Get Back to Basics

Training Camp is the time when football players refocus on the basics. It’s not glamorous or exciting, and it’s easy to fall into thinking you’re beyond the basics of blocking and tackling. Yet professional and college players know better. So should you. So, why are the basics so important in business? 1) Get Out of

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The Side Hustle Is Real and You Can Do It Too

Are you in a job you don’t love? Do you think you were destined for more? Do you complain about your job, but lack the financial resources to quit? Turns out, there is something you can do about it: hustle. Hustle while you work. Be an entrepreneur mornings, lunches, evenings, and weekends. Earn enough so

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Unlock Your Greatness: Be a Sissy

Some of the greatest basketball players of all time could have been even greater if they hadn’t been so afraid of looking like a “sissy.” Are you making the same kind of mistake? Wilt Chamberlain made history by scoring 100 points in a single game. Shaquille O’Neal led the NBA in field goal percentage ten times.

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4 Reasons Why Twitter Is Relevant

Twitter has become like that running back everyone is tired of. He has been on the team a while and hasn’t really improved. Meanwhile, there is all this exciting new talent on the roster. But this guy just doesn’t go away. He’s good at what he does, and he earns his share of carriers–as he

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What Can the “Bad Boys” Teach You About Creating a Brand Identity?

The Detroit Pistons of the 1980’s and 1990’s were known as the “Bad Boys.” That brand identity led to back-to-back NBA Championships and many successful seasons during a time when the NBA was ultra-competitive. Having a distinct and genuine identity led to success for the Detroit Pistons and it can do the same for you and your

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How the Oregon Ducks Up-Tempo Offense Can Be Applied to Your Business

Imagine going after some great business opportunities. You know they won’t all close, but some of them will. The more opportunities you create for yourself, the better your chance of success. Right? That’s the simple version of the Oregon Ducks offense. An up-tempo style offense might not seem that radical now, but that’s because it

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Recovering From a Season of Complacency

Let’s be honest; complacency can sneak up on the best of us. In an earlier post, we discussed what complacency is and how it can sabotage your career if it isn’t addressed. Unfortunately, the 2004 American Olympic Men’s Basketball Team provided a great example of exactly how talented people can fall short this way. In

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Mindset Helps | Just Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers

Up 3-1 in the NBA Finals, it seemed like just a matter of time until the Golden State Warriors were crowned back-to-back NBA Champions. Little did they know the Cleveland Cavaliers had the right mindset to bring about a different outcome. Now mindset wasn’t the only reason the Cavs won. They had LeBron James, Kyrie

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Don’t Let Complacency End Your Game

Complacency–it’s a habit, a frame of mind, a way we set ourselves up for loss without even realizing it. Remember the 2004 USA Olympic men’s basketball team? It was a huge disappointment. This was the year in which a star-studded team coached by Larry Brown let complacency get the better of them. The team had the

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Evernote Experience

Evernote is simply one of the best tools you can access Evernote—one of the most useful personal organization tools I have ever seen–can become a messy closet real quick if you let it. The good news is there’s an easy fix. Evernote right out of the box is pure potential. To activate that potential, you

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3 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Differentiate Themselves

Readers have been asking our perspective on specific niche businesses. We continue this series (we looked at restaurants in vacation destinations in the 1st article) with the business of residential real estate. Low interest rates, an economy doing well, cities growing fast–it all sounds perfect for real estate. But there are only so many deals

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4 Things You Can Learn from Kevin Durant’s Career Move

In a decision that rocked the NBA, Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors. I am not here to debate whether this was a good move or not and if you agree with his decision, but there are a few things you can learn from Kevin Durant. 1) Do What’s Best

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Banned From Rio: What Can You Learn from the Russian Track and Field Team?

The Russian track and field team is officially out of the Rio Olympics after getting caught doping. For more details, check out this article in the New York Times. Usually, it’s individual athletes who get banned for cheating, but this time the conspiracy was so widespread that the entire team was caught up in the

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Talent Does Matter, Just Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, in part, because they were lucky enough to have some great players. Maybe that sounds like a put-down, like they didn’t work for it, and that’s not what I mean at all. This is not me raining on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ parade—which, by the way, was an incredible

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What’s the Difference Between Par and Bogey in Golf? Everything!

So, you’re playing golf. Par for the first hole is 4. It’s 375 yards. You hit a 245 yard drive, –a 130 yard wedge into the green, –a 20 foot putt that misses by 5 feet, –a 5 foot putt that goes in. That’s a par. Now what if you missed that last 5 foot

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Buy Time and Sell Time

Professional athletes lead busy lives. How do they fit things like cooking and cleaning into a day already filled up with practice, working out, and studying? Most of them don’t—they hire people (ie they buy time) to do those tasks for them. While most of us aren’t professional athletes, we lead busy lives, too. If

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3 Reasons Why Competitors Ohio State & Rutgers Became Allies

and how you can apply it to your business   Crush your competition. We hear that all the time. But what if there’s another, better, way? Ohio State and Rutgers have formed an alliance for the greater good by holding a joint high school football training camp. But aren’t the two teams opponents? Don’t they compete

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3 Ways Having a Short-Term Memory Can Help Your Business

How often have you heard that cornerbacks in football need to have a short-term memory? Well guess what? In sales, you need a short-term memory too. When cornerbacks mess up, everyone notices, but they can’t afford to spend the rest of the game distracted and wallowing in self-doubt. For example, take the 2015 story about

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Why Did You Open a Restaurant in a Carolina Vacation Destination?

As we receive feedback from our audience, we are asked about how we would go about doing certain activities in specific niche businesses. So we will take these questions and create articles for you. Here is the 1st one on why did you open a restaurant in a Carolina vacation destination. Something we have witnessed

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3 Ways to Improve You and Your Business in the Offseason

It’s the offseason now in many sports. In others, the offseason approaches. Off the field, a lot of us share the sense that the summer should be downtime. I was talking with an associate, Paul Greiner about this the other day. Paul is a consultant that helps business owners and leaders make the leap from okay

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How Prioritizing Short-Term Gain Crushed Baylor Football

In the fall of 2015, we wrote about the Baylor football program and how they were not managing their negative publicity. The problem was that a student had transferred into the program despite a prior accusation of assault. When that student was convicted of sexual assault while at Baylor, many people questioned how much Head

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3 People Impacted by Your Information Fire Hose

It’s late spring. NFL Teams have made their draft picks and are now in the early stages of mini-camps. Soon enough, training camp will be here. Information is flowing at a rapid pace to the new, young players—and maybe it’s too rapid. Talent needs time to develop. While all teams are looking for the next

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5 Ways to Hire Character in Your Business

Every year it happens—talented players fall in the NFL Draft because of character concerns. In the 2016 NFL Draft, one player’s stock dropped moments before the draft due to newly found problems in his background. The actual details are not the point here, the issue is the importance of character, in sports and in business.

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What Can U6 Girls Softball Teach Us in Business

My five-year-old daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her first softball season. She likes every aspect of it, including the anticipation of the snack after the game. That is BIG motivation for the 6 and under softball team. But one Saturday morning she seemed a little less into the game. It happens. She’d already had a long

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The 4 Ways Marcus Mariota will have a Successful NFL Career

Marcus Mariota built an impressive career in college football, winning the Heisman Trophy, among other honors. In 2015, he was the second overall draft pick, right behind Jameis Winston. With the Tennessee Titans, he became the first NFL quarterback in history, and the youngest, to get a perfect passer rating in his first regular season