1st and Goal at the One Yard Line

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It seems so easy. The ball is at the one yard line, so the defense is basically standing in the end zone. All you have to do is snap the ball and get it over the goal line. But one mistake can earn you a penalty. Lack of focus can lead to a turnover. The … Read more

Don’t Let Complacency End Your Game

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Complacency–it’s a habit, a frame of mind, a way we set ourselves up for loss without even realizing it. Remember the 2004 USA Olympic men’s basketball team? It was a huge disappointment. This was the year in which a star-studded team coached by Larry Brown let complacency get the better of them. The team had the … Read more

What Can U6 Girls Softball Teach Us in Business

Softball

My five-year-old daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her first softball season. She likes every aspect of it, including the anticipation of the snack after the game. That is BIG motivation for the 6 and under softball team. But one Saturday morning she seemed a little less into the game. It happens. She’d already had a long … Read more

3 Reasons Why the St. Louis Blues Won Game 7

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and How You Can Apply it to Your Business   For three years now, the St. Louis Blues have lost in the first round of the playoffs. History seemed about to repeat itself this year as their first round opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks fought back hard after being down three games to one, to tie … Read more

5 Ways to have Fun as Proven by the Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

Professional sports is often all business. While there are moments of happiness, too many people forget to have fun and enjoy the journey. And then along comes the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers celebrate all their successes on the field, from first downs on. And since they won the NFC Championship, the hate they have drawn … Read more

Going to the Movies for Motivation: Miracle

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Miracle Speech – You Were Born For This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdmyoMe4iHM In 1980, the US Olympic Hockey Team won an upset victory over the Soviets and then went on to win gold. The “Miracle on Ice” gave America a much-needed burst of national pride in the depths of the Cold War. The movie, Miracle, shows how Coach … Read more

Going to the Movies for Motivation: Friday Night Lights

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This is the second of a series of posts each discussing a different iconic scene in a popular sports movie. We all know these scenes, but you might be surprised by how much they can tell you about running your business. Friday Night Lights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-iPiN_YHjY Being perfect is not about winning 1st place; it’s about … Read more

Going to the Movies for Motivation: Any Given Sunday

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This is the first of a series of posts each discussing a different iconic scene in a popular sports movie. We all know these scenes, but you might be surprised by how much they can tell you about running your business. Any Given Sunday | Al Pacino Speechhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4tIrjBDkk&t The final speech from the movie “Any … Read more