The Right Time for Business

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“The Right Time for Business” is an “I am a SportsEpreneur” guest post written by Eric Paredes. If you are a SportsEpreneur, let us know. I hear a lot of people saying “when I have enough money or time, I’m going to quit my job and start my own business.”  I keep hearing those same … Read more

Super Bowl Business Lessons

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Takeaways from the Big Game | Or Simply Put, Super Bowl Business Lessons From Super Bowl 54 As we look back on the 2020 Super Bowl, we can’t help but look for ways to learn from it. While these aren’t lessons for us to teach our favorite teams how to make it to the Super … Read more

The Washington Capitals Recurring Obstacle

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Regaining Momentum: The Carolina Panthers

After their Super Bowl appearance, most people expected the Carolina Panthers to come out strong last year and make another historic run for the Lombardi Trophy. However, that is far from what happened. The team ended up with a 6-10 record.  It’s safe to say the 2016 season was a disappointing year for the Panthers.   There are many ways the team can come back and make 2017 … Read more

Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of Your Job

Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, and you’re struggling to breathe—you are experiencing fear. We have all been there. It’s ok, even healthy, to be afraid sometimes. The important thing is to not let it get in the way of your job.   One of the most common fears is failure. I’ve felt it myself, sometimes to the point … Read more

3 Reasons Why Getting Laid Off Is Not the End of the World

So, you’ve just been laid off. You’re probably an emotional wreck, thinking about not having an income and not knowing what to do with yourself all day. That’s understandable, but losing your job is really not the end of the world. In fact, it may just be the new beginning that you have been needing.  … Read more

Thought Leader: Are You Willing to Pick Up the Ball?

This running back is one of your team’s most talented players. The problem is he makes mistakes more than he should. He is young and inexperienced. While he is getting better, he has a problem with fumbling the football. You and your teammates are willing to live with this fumbling problem, because this player is … Read more