Monday, February 9, 2009

Football Would be a Tame Sport if not for Women

This week’s Super Bowl brought the football season to an end. What an exciting game it was; or at least the last three minutes.

If you begin to think about the passion and intensity shared by players on both sides of the field you cannot help but wonder what their motivation for winning is. Is it just for a diamond-studded ring or the notoriety that a big win brings? Allow me to suggest that they do it for the women.

Imagine if you will, a bunch of guys standing on a football field with no fans. There is no one there to cheer them towards victory and no one to celebrate with except each other.

Now add women to the mix. When a guy looks to the sideline and sees his girlfriend or wife with a hopeful look in her eyes, it adds so much more to the sport. The passion and excitement not found in the first example quickly return to the game. Men will do super-human feats to impress the woman he loves.

Who is the cheerleader in your life? When a guy comes into my office with a plan that could revolutionize his family’s way of life but his wife is either unsupportive, not on board, or simply not an encouragement, then his plan is likely shot. He loses his motivation and his plans will never succeed. His family will never know a better way of life because the one thing he usually cares about above all is disconnected.

Who is the biggest cheerleader in your life? Regardless of whether it’s a professional coach, your wife or a supportive friend or family member, you need to surround yourself with people who care and can help you get to where you want to be.

When I started my business years ago it was hard to find people that supported my ideas. They asked questions and always seemed to pick out the reasons why my ideas would not work. My wife Christine was always there to help me find solutions to make it work. That is the difference between someone that wants you to fail and someone that wants you to win.

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