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Role Players Still Count | MJ

Role Players Still Count

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was known for his heroics in clutch moments. But how good would Jordan have been if he hadn’t had guys like Dennis Rodman to secure defensive rebounds or Scottie Pippen to do the myriad of things Scottie did? Of course, MJ is the player that took the game

Super Bowl Party Etiquette at Work

Super Bowl Party Etiquette at Work

A post from our editor who recently went to a Super Bowl Party Another Super Bowl has been and gone. Philadelphia is cleaning up from its celebratory chaos (fly, Eagles, fly!), chatter about all the cool commercials is dying down, and football fans all over the nation are turning to other interests (like the Olympics!). And I have a

This Charlotte Business Owner Focuses On One Case at a Time | SE

This Charlotte Business Owner Focuses On One Case at a Time

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 are alike, and if having multiple things happening at

Why Stop When You’re Winning?

Why Stop When You’re Winning?

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 distract you from dealing with the very real 400 pound

Soccer, Coffee and Social Media - SportsEpreneur Content Platform

Soccer, Coffee, and Social Media

A story about soccer, coffee and social media   It’s a cold, rainy Sunday morning. Turf fields make playing soccer possible on days like today. We’re ready.    I mean, my son is ready, he’ll be the one playing. I’ll be a spectator in the stands. I’m also the driver. There’s no time for my morning coffee, we have to

SportsEpreneur Content Platform, Basketball Coach, Alan Major, Charlotte 49ers, Ohio State Buckeyes

Basketball and Its Beautiful Mysteries

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 floor usually comes up with the loose ball. The

In Sales, It Is All About Sales Activity | SportsEpreneur Content

In Sales, It is All About Activity

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 be offering some kind of service, or you

Play the Entire Game | SportsEpreneur Content Platform

Play the Entire Game

How many times have you watched a game (any game, any sport) where a team gets behind early, struggles, and then makes a play later in the game to get back in it? Doesn’t have to be an epic comeback, just a rally after a rough start.   Think of a football game. It’s the end of the first quarter, and one team is down

Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Baseball

Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Baseball

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 it to the Majors, but I worked hard and

The Wonder of Sports and Entrepreneurialism | SportsEpreneur Content

The Wonder of Sports and Entrepreneurialism

When you wake up in the morning, do you know what is going to happen? I don’t mean do you have a schedule or a plan, I mean do you really know for sure what the day holds? Of course, you don’t. Does not knowing bother you? Or is it exciting? I started thinking about

Doing Business the Right Way: University of Central Florida

Doing Business the Right Way: University of Central Florida

We can learn a lot by what the University of Central Florida did with their winning coaches Shout-out to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and all the businesses out there doing the right thing! As many of you probably know, UCF finished their undefeated season by beating Auburn in their bowl game—the Peach Bowl. A

Stealing 2nd Base Is Worth the Risk, Sometimes | Insurance Underwriting

Stealing Second Base Is Worth the Risk, Sometimes

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 second who everybody is trying to get out.  So, let’s

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

I’m no Alabama fan, but what Nick Saban did in the National Championship was gutsy—and right. His starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has won all but two of his games in two years, was not having a good day. Frankly, he looked ready to lose his third game. So, at halftime, Saban benched his star

Could Humility Be the Answer - Tiger Woods

Could Humility Be the Answer

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 do we de-fuse the ticking time bombs that comes

Focus on the Game

Focus on the Game

Why? Because–The Game Matters. Each game played is independent of anything that happens before or after. Two teams square off, the winner wins, the loser loses, it’s that simple. Are there implications? Are there consequences? Sure. But first and most important is did you win or did you lose that game.   Why am I getting into this? Because I feel

3 Keys to Building Brand The Right Way

3 Keys to Building Brand The Right Way

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 attend Louisville. Pitino was also cited for hiring escorts

Sometimes You Have to Hand the Ball to Your Running Back

Sometimes You Have to Hand the Ball to Your Running Back

You are rolling at the quarterback position today, 25-30 with 358 yards and three touchdowns. Nothing can slow you down. The passing game is flourishing, and the last thing you want to think about is handing the ball off to your running back. However, the defense knows that you are not going to hand the

The Stanley Cup Deserves Insurance Too

The Stanley Cup Deserves Insurance Too

A story about one of the most storied trophies in professional sports. The Stanley Cup.   The NHL Playoffs concluded in the spring of 2017 with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning it all for the second consecutive season. You had the best teams in the league vying to become Champions and win the one and only Stanley Cup. There really

Whoa! - Pushing Yourself Beyond What You Thought You Could Do

Whoa!

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, she can achieve the vertical unassisted and balance there,

Economics of Sports in Cleveland

The Economics of Sports in Cleveland

A look into how the economics of sports in Cleveland impact and create business   Normally, we think of sports as an opportunity for working people to step away from the craziness of everyday life and relax. But what about when your work is related to sports? We often talk about sports as an analogy

Ohio State Pro Day First Timer - SportsEpreneur

Ohio State Pro Day First Timer

How the Ohio State Pro Day showcases talented players and how I handled it. All university students have the opportunity to attend one or more job fairs. College athletes are no exception, but when the NFL comes to campus to check out prospective players, it’s always a big deal. When I was a student at

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

I Couldn’t Disagree More with Buffalo Bills Coach, Sean McDermott

My response to Coach Sean McDermott’s statement of “we don’t lose, we learn.”   Actually, when you lose, you really do lose  Losing stinks, but it’s worse when you refuse to admit defeat.   This past Sunday, out of nowhere, Coach Sean McDermott benched his starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, for fifth-round rookie quarterback, Nathan Peterman. The decision was met with criticism from all over—the local

High School Football: An Ohio Way of Life

High School Football: An Ohio Way of Life

The state of Ohio lives for High School Football. This passion is something we can all learn from.   Ohio loves its football. Of course, football is the national pastime, but in some states—Ohio, California, Florida, and Texas all spring to mind—high school football is more than just a game. Some of the top college

The 3 Feelings in Sports and Entrepreneurship

The 3 Feelings in Sports and Entrepreneurship

A story about playing in the game of sports and entrepreneurship.   I sat in the gym on a Saturday morning listening to the Yes I Can coaches in Charlotte, North Carolina give a motivational speech to the nine-and-under basketball team. The game had been close, but these kids had lost, and they felt terrible.

relationships and the buffalo bills

Relationships and the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills provide a great example of how relationships can work in your business.   2017 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Buffalo Bills, but they’ve already won five games. They are legitimately in the playoff chase. They are not without their problems, but they are better off than most predicted.

Hit the Putt: Making the Sale in Business

Hit the Putt: Making the Sale

Putting in Golf and Making the Sale in Business Are Closely Related   It’s a beautiful day on the golf course. The sun is out, the grass is cut, and you’re playing well. As you approach the seventh hole, you look at your scorecard and see that you are even for the first six holes.

Finding Confidence - You've Got This - a Story About finding confidence During Tough Times

You’ve Got This

A Story About Finding Confidence During Tough Times   As the NFL season rolls on, I watch kickers miss kicks they should be able to make with their eyes closed. They proceed to walk off the field with their head down, come back on the field, and miss more kicks. What’s going on? They have the physical ability and

The Key to Great Content is Emotion as Proven by Gus Johnson - ohio state

The Key to Great Content is Emotion as Proven by Gus Johnson

Often times, the key to great content is emotion.  But you can’t just make someone cry without setting the story up. You can’t make someone laugh without laying the groundwork for the punchline. And you can’t create excitement without some sort of framework. To draw out the emotion, you need context.  Here’s the context:  Saturday afternoon game, Ohio

Instagram is a must for every business owner and entrepreneur

Instagram is a Must for Your Business

Instagram is the One Social Network Every Entrepreneur Should Use   Instagram is the number one way today we engage with our audience for SportsEpreneur. It consists of distribution of content, replying to comments, researching other great content, direct messaging, and overall branding. It’s one of the best tools available for social media. It works

McGregor vs Mayweather

McGregor vs Mayweather and the Story of Your Business

A look back to the McGregor vs Mayweather fight and the story around it.   The 41-year-old undefeated champion goes up against the egotistical high-energy, fearless UFC fighter and defeats him late in a close-fought match–wait, is this Rocky Balboa vs Hulk Hogan?  No, but yes. If the McGregor vs Mayweather fight felt like something from a