How to be a Winner…guaranteed!

This weekend is the big championship weekend for many of the baseball teams in my home town.

So, all the hard work they put in during practices, all the skills and lessons they learned during the regular season all come down to the performance this weekend. And especially today, Championship day.

But I encourage all the competitors, coaches and fans to remember one more lesson.

That lesson is one that may be remembered more and have a bigger impact than most.

More than how to hit a curve ball, more than  how to turn a double play, and more than stealing a base.

This lesson is one that if it is not heeded, it can suck the fun out of and steal the joy out of the game.

The lesson is, that no matter what the final score ends up being is it vital to act with class.

WIN with CLASS, LOSE with CLASS.

If a player on the other team makes a great play on a ball you hit. Don’t get mad. Instead tip your cap.

If, in your opinion an umpire misses a call, don’t run out screaming like a mad man. Instead ask questions respectfully and accept their decision.

And if the score is not in your favour at the end of the game, shake hands and wish the other team well in the future games.

WIN with CLASS, LOSE with CLASS

WIN with CLASS, LOSE with CLASS

LOSE with CLASS.

But just as important is to WIN with CLASS.

When you respect your teammates, your coaches, your opponents and the officials, you are winning with class.

When you refrain from trash talking and putting others down, you win with class.

And when you avoid running up the score or taking the extra base  late in a game where you have a huge lead, you are winning with class.

The key fact is this. A couple years down the road most people won’t remember the score of the game.
What they will remember is the friends they meet and the lessons they learn.

And if the lesson you demonstrate is to WIN with CLASS, LOSE with CLASS, then regardless of the score of the game, you will be a winner…guaranteed!

 

7 STEPS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE NETWORKING

The following networking ideas come from my friend and fellow professional speaker, Judy Suke.  (Judy is not only funny, but she is an excellent networker)

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7 STEPS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE NETWORKING

1. Have a polished infomercial and know exactly who you want to target. (Talk to SUCCESSFUL people in your business and ask who the IDEAL CLIENT IS … do some research … put some time in)

2. Learn how to small talk and show genuine interest in people. DON’T BE LOOKING OFF IN THE DISTANCE to see who ELSE is there. Look them in the eye and FOCUS ON THEM DON’T PREJUDGE ANYONE …. Sports equipment … CATERER YOU SHOULD BE ACTING LIKE A HOST – NOT A GUEST

3. Never try to sell to the people at a networking event. Build relationships. – networking events are not for showing product. TIME IS PRECIOUS and people WANT TO and NEED to CIRCULATE. 10 minutes or less 60 seconds to describe product or service

4. Go with a GOAL of the number of IDEAL people you want to connect with.

5. Follow-up with good leads within 48 hours. Let the person who gave you the lead know that you followed up. THANK THEM.

6. Decide how much time per month you want to spend networking.

7. Track success patterns and establish a system to sustain your business.

Motivational Quote: Potential

“At the beginning of the day it is all about possibilities, at the end of the day it is all about results.” – Bob Prosen

Oprah’s Big Secret

“The Big Secret in life is there is not secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
-Oprah Winfrey