The Importance of Rookies in Business: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott

Everybody gets to be a rookie at some point. Maybe you’re just out of college. Maybe you’re switching careers from management to sales, or starting your own company. Beginning something new is always a risk—not all rookies succeed. But some do very well.   Ezekiel Elliott was chosen fourth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. … Read more

A Message to Atlanta Falcons Fans

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Dear Atlanta Falcons Fans, What an incredible season you just had. One of the best offenses the NFL has ever had, an MVP quarterback, a division crown, two playoff games where you beat up on the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers…and those aren’t just any teams–these are perennial powers. And a shot at the … Read more

Why Taking Advantage of Luck Matters Most

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in sports and in business   We are at a point in the football season where people like to say this or that team got lucky—that So-and-So wouldn’t have won the game if not for this and that. Sometimes it’s an insult, a way to dismiss somebody’s achievement. Sometimes it’s just a way to have … Read more

3 Reasons Why a Bad Teammate Hurts Your Game

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and how it impacts your business Watch an NFL game. You won’t see a collection of individual players each hoping to score a touchdown—instead, each teammate has his own role. All of them share a common objective and they all win or lose together. When a player does start doing his own thing, it hurts … Read more

The Dallas Cowboys Blocked Out the Noise to Achieve Success

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And what you can learn about blocking out the noise for your business   As I was working out one morning, I caught a segment of Good Morning Football. In this clip, Peter Schrager talks about how the Buffalo Bills were able to block out the noise and find success. Now this isn’t my rant about … Read more

Cam Newton Gives Dentists a Content Gift That We Can All Learn From

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Dentist Content Out of Nowhere! Online presence is key in marketing, but it’s not enough to just have a couple of social media accounts and a website—you actually have to use these platforms to say something, or no one will pay attention. Your content has to be interesting and engaging for your target market, and … Read more

Learn from a Buffalo Bills Fan: Blind Faith is Bad for Business

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Being a Buffalo Bills fan, I’ve had blind faith for years. So what that they haven’t made the playoffs since the 1999 season (that’s when THIS happened); this is the year they’re going to do it. This time, they’re going all the way. That’s what I told myself, year after year, and of course it never … Read more

3 People Impacted by Your Information Fire Hose

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It’s late spring. NFL Teams have made their draft picks and are now in the early stages of mini-camps. Soon enough, training camp will be here. Information is flowing at a rapid pace to the new, young players—and maybe it’s too rapid. Talent needs time to develop. While all teams are looking for the next … Read more

5 Ways to Hire Character in Your Business

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Every year it happens—talented players fall in the NFL Draft because of character concerns. In the 2016 NFL Draft, one player’s stock dropped moments before the draft due to newly found problems in his background. The actual details are not the point here, the issue is the importance of character, in sports and in business. … Read more