From Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Urban Meyer, and More
At SportsEpreneur, we find ideas, thoughts, and motivation in sports that we then use to write about business. It could be about entrepreneurialism, business ownership, productivity, success, starting a new venture, or simply getting back on your feet–among many other topics. There are many incredible people in business that tell stories using sports. And as you might imagine, we get excited about those articles. Since it helps us in our business, we figure it could help you in yours. Below is a list of articles from around the web that are absolutely worth the read. We hope you enjoy these sports and business analogy articles and we hope they bring you value. Check back often for more content like this as we believe it is important to share great content from around the web.
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Top Pieces of Sports and Business Analogy Content from Around the Web:
- “I Got It” by Seth Godin / We love Seth Godin. Besides being from Buffalo, NY and a supporter of the Art community, he has an incredible way to see things. This is a quick article about responsibility.
- “Modern Brands Play Offense” by Ian Schafer / This article taps into a belief we have that you create your own future by playing offense. Don’t just play defense.
- “3 Takeaways from Connor McGregor’s Loss to Floyd Mayweather” by Roy Raanani / You can learn from a loss as we have written about here, and this simple Entrepreneur.com article hits that point hard.
- “Trust the Process: Brian Knight Breaks Down How to Build a Culture that Lasts” by Dan Hoppen / A must read. This is a philosophy that Urban Meyer of Ohio State went “all in” with in 2013. In 2014, Ohio State won the National Championship after dealing with some major setbacks, and they look back at the culture they built as the main reason why.
- “14 Lessons I Learned From Shadowing Gary Vaynerchuk for Two Years” by Mike Vicanti and Gary Vaynerchuk / The tactics, realistic views, and motivation Gary Vaynerchuk brings to the world of entrepreneurialism is unique, simple, and amazing. His trainer for two years created this list of what he learned. It’s not all sports related, but it’s all good. And point #2 about being the 1998 Minnesota Vikings is a great use of sports to talk about business.
- “5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From OSU Coach Urban Meyer” by Zach Ferres / An Entrepreneur.com article again featuring Urban Meyer (again), but this is worth sharing as the leadership lessons will help any leader. It references Meyer’s Book, “Above the Line” which I would highly recommend to any business owner or Ohio State fan. But I promise, you do not need to care about Ohio State nor football to gain insight from the book (it doesn’t hurt though!).
Enjoy these sports and business analogy reads and then remember to go execute on them. And when you need ideas, thoughts, motivation or just some great sports stories come back and visit SportsEpreneur.com. We’ll be here.