“This is a football.” Vince Lombardi
What’s your football?
It’s been a long hot dry summer but school has started up again. Remember when you were in school? The first couple of weeks or so were a review of the basics. before going on to new subject matter. It’s time to get back to basics.
Vince Lombardi, of football fame in case you are unaware, began each spring training holding the football and saying to the entire team, “this is a football”. Why? Certainly not because he believed the guys didn’t know what a football was. Rather, he believed in the value of knowing and reviewing the basics.
So metaphorically speaking, “What’s the football in your game?”
The next few blog posts will be about reviewing the basics of business. So we start with Simon Sinek’s comment, “Start with Why”.
Do you know your “Why”
- Why you are in business for yourself?
- Why this particular business?
- What are the values you want your business to be a reflection of?
- Does it?
If you don’t know your “Why?” how can you attract the right people or customers or clients? How will you know your business is being successful. If money is the only measure then when money gets tight (and it will) how will you know you are succeeding?
Simon Sinek has a new book out, “Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team”. If you are unsure of your why (purpose) personally or professionally, get the book. It’s a workbook and you will want to devote time to doing the work. An alternative: schedule time with a coach who works in the area of “Why”.
You don’t have time to work on your why? We need to talk! Call me at 206.409.7033.
Like Vince Lombardi says, “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
Don’t lose the opportunity to discover your Why.
FYI: Vince Lombardi, June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970, was head coach of the Green Bay Packers. While he was coach the team won five NFL Championships in seven years and the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. Many acknowledge him to be the greatest coach in the history of any professional sport, not just football.