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Jacob deGrom for Cy Young

If you have followed the New York Mets this season, you have my condolences. After the exciting 11-1 start, the Mets completely fell off the map. Realistically, fans had only one reason to even watch the team this year—Jacob deGrom. DeGrom pitched a stellar season and ended his historic year by shutting out the playoff-bound

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Dabo Did the Right Thing

Dabo Swinney, Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers Made a Major Decision that Shook College Football Update: January 8, 2019 With the Clemson Tigers winning the College Football National Championship, Dabo Swinney has proved that his mid-season decision to change quarterbacks was the right move. Many fans and non-fans questioned this move when it happened. Not

I’m Doing It | A Story About What We Can Learn From Watching Kids

I’m Doing It

A Bike Riding Story About What We Can Learn From Watching Kids Ever watch a kid do something new? Watching my kids learn is one of my favorite things about being a parent–and I learn so much in the process I may have to give my daughter, Chloe, her own website, one of these days.

The Game of Interviewing

Interviewing and the game of football have many parallels. A guest post from Gino Trapani, an executive search and recruiting professional. This is my favorite time of year. The weather’s great, the sun is shining…and football season is here. As a football fan, there’s no better time than this; when the excitement for the season hits

Time Away: Use It or Lose It

Time. It’s Kind of a Big Deal. Does it ever seem like you just don’t have enough time? Maybe you have projects you want to work on, but don’t get to. Maybe you have career goals that need more time than you have to invest. Maybe you’d like to read a book, but you think

Pretend It’s The Championship

As my daughter, Chloe, gets ready for basketball camp, she looks at me and says, “Daddy, you know how I get myself to play hard? I pretend it’s the championship.” If that didn’t give me insight! I’ve always felt the best advice can be so simple, stuff right in front of us. How do you

Sometimes It Just Takes Two

Duos work because sometimes, it just takes two Simon needed Garfunkle. Jerry needed George. Jack needed Jill. And to finish on a sports duo, Shaq needed Kobe (and vice versa). What does all of this matter? Sales, projects, getting work done, that’s why it matters. If you’re on a project by yourself, it’s all yours,

What Coaching Little League Baseball Taught Me About Leadership

This article about coaching little league baseball is a guest post by Gino Trapani. Gino was recently a guest on our Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast. You can find that episode here. I recently wrapped up my third year of coaching little league baseball. The final game and end-of-season pizza party is always a mixed bag of

Don’t Apologize to the Audience

“Don’t apologize to the audience” is a guest post from our editor, Caroline. Normally, we use sports to talk about business around here. Only problem is, I don’t play sports, don’t follow sports, it’s just not my thing. So what do I know well enough to draw important lessons from? Writing. I’ve always been, or

Entrepreneurs, Protect Your Downside

It’s not about living in fear. It’s about minimizing risk. Protect your downside. We love helping entrepreneurs build stuff. But we hate watching something someone has built fall down. And a lot of collapses don’t have to happen—if a couple of steps had just been taken…. To get what I’m saying, imagine designing a literal,

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World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

Colombia vs Japan, and it’s the first World Cup match for both teams. The long wait is over. The practice, the strategy, the buildup…it’s all in the past now. Now it’s time to play.  One minute of gameplay, then two, then three. And then—  A handball. The ref calls it intentional. It’s in the box. That

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World Cup Lesson #2: Think

The mental side of the World Cup is a big deal. Sure, skill plays a major role in the success of a team, but if players do not think properly about the task at hand, it could cost their country a victory.  Thinking seems basic, but it isn’t.   All too many of us, all too often,

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World Cup Lesson #1: Patience

I watch as many World Cup Soccer games I can, and the one thing that stands out more than anything else is patience.  Sure, at the end of the game, urgency can creep in. But mostly, the game is filled with patience.  Passing, pausing, waiting, making a run up the field only to have the player

Instagram | Sports and Entrepreneur Content

Entrepreneur content can be found in many places these days. In an email, in a book, on Facebook, in a Snapchat story, in your LinkedIn newsfeed and of course in one of the hottest social media platforms, Instagram. If you have followed SportsEpreneur content for a while you know we love Instagram (also known as

Remember When Things Were Going Great

Remember When Things Were Going Great?

Ah, the good old days!  The Buffalo Bills in the 90’s, the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s, the New York Islanders of the 80’s….  None of those organizations are particularly notable now, but each had an exciting, golden age that fans love to look back on.  People like looking back in general. It starts with the words,

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Sustained Success is Best

A quick look back at the 2018 College Basketball National Champions, Villanova Wildcats – and their sustained success Back in 1985, the Villanova Wildcats won a championship in an upset over Georgetown. It was the most unlikely win you can imagine, a great success story. But that story ended. The success was real and important, but it was a generation ago. 

Stop Assuming!

Stop Assuming!

As Cy Wakeman says in her book, “No Ego“, “Stop believing everything you think.“ There we were on a business call and one of our associates was acting like the deal was a foregone conclusion. And, in fact, the deal looked good, the other party seemed interested, there was no good reason it shouldn’t work

The Washington Capitals Recurring Obstacle

Learning about overcoming obstacles from watching the Washington Capitals  There it is again. You’ve come so far, but then there’s that familiar old obstacle in your way and the success just stops. We’ve all run into it. Some people call it running into a brick wall. Some people call it hitting a plateau. A certain

Keep Showing Up | SportsEpreneur | Softball U8

Keep Showing Up, Like Chloe

My youngest child just got her first hit of the softball season.   Now, I’m not saying she’s about to join the Woman’s Softball Olympic team. In fact, she might not even play next season, and I’m ok with that. But I’m impressed with her performance, anyway.  Let me tell you why. Let me take you

Which Way is First Base

I love Little League baseball. You watch these five- and six-year-olds just enjoying the game as if for the first time—oh, wait, it is their first time!   But we also get to watch kids picking their noses, wiggling loose teeth, and looking the wrong way. “Hey mom, look at me, my tooth is wiggly!!”   “That’s great darling!! Watch the ball now!”  Then the

Balancing Motivation with Satisfaction

This audio video is from our recent “Entrepreneur Perspectives” Podcast, Episode 33: Perspectives of a Sports Counselor (LCPC) with Derek Bylsma.  This clip features our guest, Derek Bylsma of Millennium Hope Counseling Center. Derek is discussing balancing motivation with satisfaction and why it is so important.      You can hear the entire podcast at Entrepreneur Perspectives. 

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Pro Hockey Has Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Hockey Lessons for Entrepreneurs Because We Love Hockey and We Love Business Speed. Aggression. Knowing when to take a risk. Knowing how to keep your cool. Knowing when to drop the gloves. The right strategy. The right talent in the right roles.  All of those things are elements of a successful hockey team — and a

The NFL Draft and Finding People to Fit Into Your Corporate Culture

Businesses, like an NFL team, have their ways to find individuals to fit their corporate culture The NFL Draft has become quite the spectacle. The hype, the rumors, the talent, the show. All of it is about finding not only an incredible talent but talent that will mesh well with a team’s culture. Either the

Keeping My Mind Right As a 13 Year Old Soccer Goalie

Keeping My Mind Right As a 13 Year Old Soccer Goalie

When playing a sport, you are going to have bad days, especially if you play soccer goalie like me.  I am Mason Kasimov, Eric’s son. I am a soccer goalie and having bad days comes with the job—for me and even for the best goalies in the country like Tim Howard and Zack Steffen. So,

Why I Wear Sneakers to Work

I wear sneakers to work — not always, there are days when I wear a suit and shoes, but many days, I rock Nike’s.  Why?  There are many reasons. I wear sneakers because they’re comfortable, because they’re fashionable, and because I just want to.  But mostly I wear sneakers so I can have no excuses for taking a 30-minute

Drive Results for Others—The Magic Johnson Way

Drive Results for Others—The Magic Johnson Way

The best passers in NBA history have had a knack for driving results for others. Magic Johnson, one of the game’s best ever, could pass like no other. He did it in a way that captivated people. He had fun, he helped others succeed, and as a result, he succeeded. What a concept! If you

Charlotte Business Opportunities Are Everywhere

Charlotte Business Opportunities Are Everywhere

Charlotte Business Opportunities Keep The Queen City Going I live in Charlotte, NC, and I can literally see the growth of my city every time I look out my office window—there are more cars on Providence Road than there used to be, and it seems like the traffic gets worse every day.    I could complain about

Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast Clip: Serve Others

Serve Others to Serve Yourself by Steve McGuiggan, Owner of The Minnesota Mash Business owner and former baseball player, Steve McGuiggan was on our KazSource podcast, Entrepreneur Perspectives. Steve has a clear passion for the game of baseball and has fallen in love with building a business. All of this became possible when he transitioned from

NCAA Tournament Selection Show: Stealing Time

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 getting more drawn out every year. Why? Obviously,