Are You Ready for Some Football? Or Should You "Do Your Job"?

Our Weekly 2 Minute Read

Edition 63 - September 15, 2019
 

 

If you couldn't figure it out from past Boost and social media posts, I'm a huge football fan. (#boltup ⚡⚡⚡)

Watching football is like watching a very physical chess match.

Every team has some very good players and some very great players.

I bring this up for a couple of reasons:

1. Football season just started and I want to add to the excitement.

2. Football teams are actually very similar to business teams.

In football, every individual player has the opportunity to make a highlight play every time they step on the field.

Yet it's the teams that work together as a unit that go on to accomplish great things.

The team is only as good as the weakest link on the field. 

You see this in every game - a linebacker gets injured. On the very next play, the quarterback immediately attacks the replacement player's section of the field.

Why?

Because that replacement player is perceived as the weakest player on the field at that moment (cold legs, watching the game from the sideline, he's the backup).

Similar in business.

A business team has to work together as a unit to accomplish its goals.

Like in football, it starts with preparation.

How do you put your players in the strongest position to succeed and how do you put the same players in the same position to mask their weaknesses.

Bill Belichick, arguably one of the greatest football coaches of all time, is famous for his saying, "Do Your Job!"

The simple phrase is so powerful because once the preparation is complete, it comes down to the execution. 

It's simple.

Do what you studied. Do what you preach.

You'll find yourself on the end of the ultimate goal: a win.

-BK