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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

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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,

Stay Productive: How to Beat That 2 O’Clock Feeling

If you stay productive you will be productive, but how? You show up to work in the morning, refreshed from a good nights sleep and ready to work.   During the first few hours at the office, you are grooving, knocking out everything on your agenda and then some. What a great feeling!   Then, after a long and productive morning, you

Skip the Elevator, Take the Stairs

Take the Stairs is a fitness in the workplace post from John Priore | KazFit You walk into the office in the morning, your legs still not completely awake after your commute to work, and you approach the door. Do you take the elevator or take the stairs?  This choice may seem like a no-brainer and

Boston Celtics Overcoming The Doubt

Boston Celtics: Overcoming the Doubt

One major setback is not going to ruin the Boston Celtics — and you shouldn’t let setbacks shake your confidence, either! Opening night of anything is always exciting. The NBA season opener, the Boston Celtics versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, was no exception. Storylines all over the place—Kyrie Irving in a new uniform playing against his old team,

Cyber Attacks Are No Joke: Are You Prepared?

A true story, guest post on cyber attacks by Harold Howell, Owner of Risk Solutions, Inc. If you are a business owner who thinks cyber attacks aren’t a serious threat, you’d better sit down. Many people think these incidents are rare, too minor to worry about, or just something that happens to somebody else. But

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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

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

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

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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

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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 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

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

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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

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 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

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

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

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


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,

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

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