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The Way Of The Champion: How Sports Can Provide Leadership Training in Business

How Sports Can Provide Leadership Training in Business

The lessons learned from playing sports can be applied to so many areas of our life. I learned a valuable lesson when I was the team captain of our high school water polo team. Water polo is similar to hockey or soccer except there are two play areas: one is above the water which is visible to the spectators and the referees and the other is below the water where the action is distorted not only by splashing, but also from the depth and the refraction of the water. It is under water where much of the action takes place including grabbing, holding, kicking, and pulling all of which is unseen by the referees. Because most of these infractions go undetected by the referee no whistle or penalty is called. It is when a player retaliates above the water where the referee can see that the whistle is blown or a penalty is called

To “play the game” effectively, a player would have to remain calm, focus on the ball, focus on the game and have to “zone out” from the pain. If a player let frustration and the desire to get even overcome him then his ability to perform and play the game would be lost.

So it is with anything we will do in our lives. There are two battles to be waged: one that others can see and the other inside of us. Remember to maintain your focus and like playing water polo, expect the ‘hit’, its part of the game. The good news is that, the more skilled you are the more of a threat you become. Keep summoning the champion inside and remember the lesson of “The Way Of The Champion”.

 

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6 Steps to Get More Done in Business and Sales | Sales Training Calgary

Sales Training Calgary:  6 Powerful Steps to Get More Done in Business and Sales

Being a business owner in Calgary and beyond has its challenges. Some of these challenges seem to pop up after we’ve made the jump from working for someone to being our own boss. We now find ourselves alone. This isolation, coupled with the lack of accountability and a flexible schedule tend to lead to problems in getting things accomplished. As a business coach and performance sales coach I have helped many business owners, managers and sale people get more done in business and sales. Here are some simple yet powerful steps to help get more done. Read more

Little Things Create BIG Changes in Your Success – Business Growth Coaching

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Now please understand I am very mechanically inclined and have spent many years working in the trades so fixing something so basic should have been easy.  I proceeded to dismantle the blender keeping track of all the parts in a methodical manner until …plink, bong a little spring went flying into the air!  Where it went I’ll never know, but it’s lost and gone forever.

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I Think I Understand – Mindset Reviewed

Recently I had my own lightning bolt of reality shock me.  I was working on improving my skills as a coach and had a senior trainer review one of my calls.  What I discovered blew my mind.  The skill that I thought I had done so well at before ended up being was something else. I discovered I had mastered something totally different!  This opened the door for me to really look at what I think I understand.

What do we really understand?  What do we know?  What happens when we think we know?  Like me, once you think you understand a concept you tend to close your mind, and all learning stops!  You see, the danger is when we think we understand.  The greatest treasure we can have is not what we think we know but what we don’t.  Learning this leadership skill will help you make radical changes to your business or sales profession.

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