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Entrepreneurs Win the Game with Social Media and Forward Passes

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With the Big Game coming up this weekend, we’re thinking about football. We found something interesting about the history of the forward pass. It offers entrepreneurs valuable insights about social media.

From size and strength …
The year was 1905. Football was a low-scoring, violent game. You often heard scores like 7 – 6 or 13 – 12. The offense charged as a single mass into the defense, hoping to gain just a few yards.

Size and strength ruled – the team with the biggest players usually won.

How dangerous was it?

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Business Owners Must Be Duplicitous

By Bigg Success Staff
06-05-08

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You may get conflicting messages about being in business. You hear that you need to be passionate about what you do. You’re also told to approach every business decision rationally.

So which is it – love or logic?

Love
As an entrepreneur, you need to love what you do. If you don’t love it, you won’t be able to make it through the inevitable tough times. So get into a business about which you have a passion.

  • Then take pride in your accomplishments. Celebrate them like you’ve just won the Super Bowl. Be human in defeat. Learn from it and then move on. Practice the 24-hour rule – give yourself 24-hours to enjoy victory or recover from a loss. Then move on.
  • Be stubborn about what matters. There are things that are important to your success. They are your core values and purpose. Don’t ever agree to compromise on the things that are important, but be quick to concede if a better idea comes along that’s not in conflict with these core values and your purpose.
  • Finally, don’t fear the fear. As a business owner, you will face fearful times. That’s okay. Successful entrepreneurs have faced the same fears; they just overcame them. You’ll need to do the same. Press on.

Logic
Emotion clouds your judgment. You have to get beyond your emotions in order to succeed in business. You have to be calculating, weighing the pros and cons of a given strategy against your goals and the pressures of the market.

  • Separate your ego from your business. Entrepreneurs often get in trouble when they start creating monuments to themselves with the resources of their businesses. Don’t make that mistake! Every business decision should move you one step closer to your dream life.
  • Admit your mistakes. If you don’t admit them, you’ll never learn from them. Unsuccessful business owners often devote even more resources trying to turn a bad decision into a good one. It rarely works. Admit your mistake and move on.
  • Aim before you fire. This is one of the best ways to make sure you’re not acting emotionally. Get ready … aim … fire. Business owners who fail often get caught up in the moment and forget this crucial step.
  • Focus on results. Measure everything you accomplish against your goals. Have you exceeded them or fallen short? Why? Answering those questions along the way will take you a long way toward the success of which you dream.


Example

An example of love and logic at play is to remember why you got into business in the first place. You had a goal in mind. You had a plan on how to achieve it. Along the way, you gained new insight and information. You changed your plan, but the goal is still the same. You’re practicing love and logic at the same time!

The bottom line is that it pays to be emotional and unemotional at the same time about your business … be irrationally rational!

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90-Year Old Finishes Career On A Super High

By Bigg Success Staff
02-07-08

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Can you imagine working for the same organization for sixty years?

John Johnson can!

He is (or, was) the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants. He announced before Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up between the Giants and the New England Patriots that it would be his last game.

John Johnson, at 90-years young, is going out a winner!

He’s worked for the Giants for 874 regular season games and, with Super Bowl XLII, 34 post season contests. He’s been part of the Super Bowl champion team three times!

Mr. Johnson, or “Mr. J” as he is affectionately known by the players, wanted to be a doctor. But he was coming of age during the Great Depression and couldn’t afford to go to medical school.

He found physical therapy – it let him be associated with medicine, so he could help people. That’s what was important to him.

He got a $500 loan from his supervisor at his part-time job. That covered his tuition at the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy in New York City. He lived with his aunt in Brooklyn and took the subway into school.

School ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. He attended classes in the morning and worked in an area hospital in the afternoon, applying the skills he learned in class. He remembers those days with fondness as he helped many people return to a productive life after suffering from the debilitating effects of polio.

After he finished school, Mr. J got a job at the YMCA as the director of physical services. Three years later, he was drafted by the Air Force during World War II.

After the war, he heard about an opening at Manhattan College. He signed on as their head athletic trainer in 1947. The next year, he learned that the New York Giants were looking for a trainer. He joined them in 1948, working the two jobs until 2004. He retired from Manhattan College in 2004 after open-heart surgery.

He was there for 57 years, earning so much respect that they named the athletic center after him – it’s now the John “Doc” Johnson Athletic Training Center.

The players loved Mr. J because he attended to their aches and pains. He never told them “it was in their head”. As a trainer, he doesn’t diagnose their problems – that’s up to the team doctors. He administers the prescribed therapy and listens to the players to nurse them back to health.

Physical therapy today requires more education than it did back when Mr. J got started. It’s also become more specialized. However, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for physical therapy jobs is better than average.

Are you looking for a career you can love for sixty years? Find what you love to do and you’ll go out a winner, too!

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Sources

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Fumble Forward

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With the Super Bowl upon us, we thought we’d discuss how to recover your fumbles and keep moving toward the end zone. One of the most famous fumbles ever occurred on September 10, 1978 in a game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers. It has become known as “the holy roller”.

Listen to today’s show for a re-created broadcast of that fantastic play! (Starts at 1:00)

The Chargers led 20 to 14. The Raiders had the ball on the Chargers 14-yard line with only ten seconds left in the game.

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