Do you have a Winning Formula for your Business?
Avid Football Fans are all familiar with the phrase “HELLO! You Play to Win the Game.” This statement was made in 2002 by Herm Edwards, then coach of the NY Jets. His team had just lost 24-21 to the Cleveland Browns to make their record 2 wins and 5 losses on the season. A NY Times sports writer asked Herm if his team was going to continue to work hard to win their remaining 9 games. His response has become one of the most memorable quotes of the last 10 years.
HELLO! You Play to Win the GAME!
Question . . .
Are you playing to win?
Or, just playing to survive until tomorrow?
If you are merely in survival mode, do you know that means you are actually losing ground to the competition that is pushing forward?
Do you know what you need to do to WIN?!
Football teams have coaches because players cannot “see” everything that is happening and how to correct it. I can tell you that the members of the NY Jets could not have figured out what to do differently to win without their coaches. How do I know? It is a FACT that we (humans) cannot see our own errors like an experience seasoned professional can that is observing. That is why we all need assistance to learn and improve. All of us!
Think about this . . .
From the moment of birth, most of us are fortunate enough to have parents to guide us, then
Music and dance instructors to show us new skills, then
Sport coaches, teachers, professors, and finally we enter the work arena and we get a manager. We rely on these people’s experience to help us succeed and avoid unnecessary mistakes.
Now here is the part that makes no sense.
You step out to run your own business and try and do it on your own!? REALLY?
Unfortunately, most businesses do not survive 5 years and plenty of mature businesses struggle and fail. You know why — management mistakes, many of them avoidable. It is not because of the economy or the lack of capital or competition but because the people running the company made mistakes. How can I say this with such confidence? If the competitors survived, that means their managers made decisions different from the managers of the businesses that failed.
EVERYONE NEEDS A Coach
Think about this . . . every world-class athlete has a coach,
The top companies in the world hire coaches for their executives,
You had a coach in little league!!
But when taking the greatest risks of your life, you go it alone?? That is a bad management decision!
So, what happened to the NY Jets?
The end of story with the Jets is a good one. They turned it around. They went 7 wins and 2 losses the rest of the year and ended up in a 3-way tie for the AFC East title. Based on tie breakers, they were named AFC East Champs. They then won their first playoff game against the Colts 41-0.
If things are going great for you right now, or, if things are not going as well as you want, my recommendation is the same.
STOP and explore the opportunity to get senior management expertise at a fraction of the cost. That means a Coach.
It is one of the best investments in yourself and your business you will ever make.
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There is no substitute for good management and there is no way to see all the opportunities and challenges you are presented with. Unfortunately it is just a reality of being human! Act now.Click Here