Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Grow Your Business: Top ten Olympic Rules

Another day, another Grow Your Business blog entry from Carol at Caroltalks.  This one hits on a timely subject - incorporating the Olympics into your business model.  Enjoy!

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Are you an Olympic business or are you just making ends meet and living week to week hoping and praying for the best?  After watching the Olympics and working with award winning gymnastic hopefuls, I realized there is only one thing they all have in common.  They are all vying for the GOLD.  Not the silver or the bronze; they are training for, focusing on and being driven toward the GOLD. I’ve had the privilege over the last year to work with highly decorated in some cases Olympic bound gymasnists.  I also worked with Miles Avery, award winning coach who lead one of the Hamm twins to victory in 2004 by winning the gold medal in the all-around, by the smallest margin ever.  Their track records are impressive, their love of their sport is unwavering, but at the end of the day every single one of these outstanding competitors have one thing in common.  They are focused on the GOLD, are you?

In business, what is the GOLD medal?  It might be a banner week of sales, it might be celebrating a record breaking idea, or maybe the development of a new product.  Here are my

Top 11 Olympic Rules for your business.

1. Swim like Phelps, defeat is a motivator
2. It’s not all about you, the team will make you successful
3. Ignore the critics
4. Believe in yourself and your product or business
5. Exercise self-control at all times
6. Plan, design a training plan for the future
7. Relax -always take time to chill
8.     Encourage Olympic ideas from your team
9. Appreciate and treasure (customers)  your fans
10. Smile like Missy Franklin
11. Go for the GOLD

Not the silver, not the bronze, GO FOR THE GOLD!

Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in remarkable leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country.  Carol’s innovative e leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND BETTER LEADERS. www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545

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