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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Top 10 Reasons Owning & Running a Business Can be Compared to Golf
(1) Ninety-five percent of the game is mental – the player with the strongest mental game will win.
(2) Success over the long term comes to those most dedicated.
(3) Success is dependant on how quickly a player can change and adapt to their environment. A player that cannot adapt their game to their environment will not excel.
(4) Mistakes are inevitable. The best players are the ones who can shake off their mistakes, move on and continue to focus in the now.
(5) Every shot must be analyzed before any action is taken – think first, swing second.
(6) Visualization, goal setting and mental preparation is often overlooked but can create significant results.
(7) Consistent scores are gold!
(8) It can be the most challenging and humbling experience, but at the same time the most fun, rewarding and satisfying!
(9) Normally the simplest, most consistent swings are most effective.
(10) You and you alone have control over your results.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
First of all let me say that this is a great time to be a Canadian! It was fantastic to watch our athletes perform so well on the world stage and it was also very uplifting to see so many Canadians support our athletes and show their pride in being Canadian.
But are there any lessons that we could learn from the Olympics that could apply to us in business? Well from our perspective there are many. Here are a few that we complied while watching our Olympians perform on the world stage.
Creative vs. Competitive
The Olympics, just like any other athletic activity, is by its very nature a “competition”. Similarly, in many instances life may also seem like a “competition”. In the Olympics, just like in our economy, the result will be a few “winners” and many “losers”. This is simply how competition works. There is nothing wrong with this but rather is simply the nature of competitive games. Some people say that silver medal is the first loser. But this can be a cynical way of looking at competition. There is nothing wrong with competition – far from it – it will bring out the best in athletes and people. However we must realize the limitations that can arise form thinking in the competitive plane and this is especially true in business.
In business, what we must realize is that there are two planes to operate from: the Competitive Plane and the Creative Plane. (more…)