19 Jun 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 Insta and IG).
Recently we created posts with a new feel. Not long-form articles, but short-form. Quick hitters if you will. Sports and entrepreneur content that gets you (and us) to think about our business using sports analogies.
We’ve brought those posts to this article for you to take in quickly and easily. We hope you like. And more importantly, we hope they help…you and your business.
What is easy to you may not be so easy to someone else: an MLB pop fly analogy.
The ball is hit, high to the short stop. Easy out says the announcer. Sure is, to a MLB player!! Go try going out there as a non-baseball player and catch a routine pop fly that is hit to what seems like into the clouds! Not so easy. Add in the sun, the fans, the pressure. And what is easy for a MLB shortstop looks like flying a plane for a child! Your business while to you and to some others is easy. It isn’t to most. You think posting a blog to your website is easy until you show someone who has never done it before. You think creating a finance spreadsheet for your business is easy until the person that needs it has no clue what to do. You think organizing a closet is easy until you watch someone with a messy closet try to clean it. It may be easy to you—but that’s you.
How the Vegas Golden Nights made the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season.
When everyone buys in to the culture, the goal, and the everything, you can accomplish what no one thinks is possible. Just like the Vegas Knights. The Vegas Knights made the Stanley Cup as an expansion team. Unheard of! Thank you to @mikevernace from @shiftdhockey for coming onto our podcast and telling us his perspective of how the Vegas Knights got to the Stanley Cup Final. This thought is from Mike himself. And he is spot on!
Your journey may not always be publicized, but what you do when nobody is watching has the most impact on your success: a story about NFL OTAs.
Being successful a third of the time may not seem successful, but tell that to a baseball player that just plated the game-winning run on their third at-bat or the salesperson that made a sale to the third person they called.
Baseball, a sport where being successful 30 percent of the time when you are at bat is considered good. So when the you step up with 2 strikeouts so far in the game, you have your doubts. It’s the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 guys in scoring position and 2 outs. You have a chance to make something happen. Your lack of success in the game thus far is in the past. You are down 3-1. 1 hit and the game could be tied. And you will be batting .333 for the game if you get a hit. From 0 to .333 with 1 swing of the bat. Can you do it? Do you see the connection to business? If not, go make 3 sales calls and you will.