Tackling the biggest obstacles in life and in business.

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Tackling the biggest obstacles in life and in business.

Encourager-In-Chief: July 17th, 2019

What I learned from playing in the NFL.

This week’s blog is written by my guest speaker, Ron Johnson, a former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles.Ron will be presenting his seminar “Tackling Obstacles in Life and Business” on August 1, 2019 at the Comfort Suites in Manheim.

A few things that I learned from playing in the NFL is to always be ready, always be mentally and physically prepared, and to endeavor to out-work, and out-hustle your competition. In the business of the NFL, your competition is not only the opposing team, but also your teammates standing right beside you. In the NFL players are constantly getting traded, replaced, released, promoted to the 53 man active roster and being placed on the inactive roster. Each day in practice is a battle and whomever outperforms the rest, shows that they are hungry for more, and can accept the challenge will be rewarded.

In the NFL you cannot take being cut or released personally, you have to understand that it is a business and it is a game of who fits where and what the team actually needs. As a rookie, you are told in the preseason that in each preseason game, you are not only auditioning for your team, but you are also auditioning for each of the 32 NFL teams as every coach is watching film of every single player in the league.

As much as you are fighting for your spot on your current team, you could be released and end up on a different team in a different city in less than 24 hours. It can be a very stessful and anxiety filled business, but you must always be ready and always produce.

So, how can you prepare to be better in your business, and out-work and out-hustle your competition? The answer is simple; you must do your homework and you must study. You must be more prepared than your coworkers. You must train hard in the NFL to make sure you are physically and mentally strong.In the NFL, you can do this with your playbook and films. In business, this could be prospecting potential clients and customers. You must attend networking events, seminars, and continue to educate yourself about new and advanced techniques for your business. Prepare for your clients and always think about how you can assist them to make them happier. If you make your current clients happy, they will promote you and your services to others.

To learn more on tackling obstacles in life and business, I invite you to click here to register for my seminar on August 1, 2019 at the Comfort Suites in Manheim.

Tackling Obstacles in Life and Business


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