For those that know me well....know I am a HUGE New England Patriots fan. (Claimer for those visiting from another planet..New England is the role model for successful franchises in the National Football League).
The New England Patriots know how to build a winner, act like winner and do it again and again and again over a period of time. A true business of strength and strategy and the results on the bottom line show it.
But with all this love-in with my team they do lose (and yes I am a season ticket holder so the love runs deep). And today is one of those days...they got spanked. And all from a team that should have been spanked. The PAtriots had a terrible day. The entire team did not perform well...they stunk. It was painful watching it!!! It hurt.
But here's what I know. It's only one day at the office. Albeit a bad day but still only one day. The PAtriots will learn from this day. They will study what went wrong. The ENTIRE team will assume responsibility, they will feel the hurt and the ENTIRE team will fix what happened today. It's an attitude of a champion because that's what Champions do. They know they will not win them all. Not that they don;t plan to win, they sure do that. But they know the odds of them winning ALL the time is low.....reeeeaalllllll low.
So...how does your business accept setbacks? Does you team regard it as failure or does you team regard it as something to learn from. Does your team adjust and do something...Something to make yourself better? Something that is all part of being or becoming a CHAMPION! A champion is always striving..
Remember with a business..startup, small, medium or large. Success is a journey, Excellence is a journey...a journey that never ends.
"The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there!" The PAtriots know this! Do you?
- Rivers Corbett
- Rivers Corbett, MBA is an award winning entrepreneur, speaker, and author of "13 Fears of Entrepreneurs" He has received numerous business honors including Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's Hottest Start-ups List and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies list through Profit magazine and most recently recognized as one of Canada's 10 Mentor RockStars.. Rivers is presently a member of Startup Canada's National Advisory Council, founding entrepreneur of StartUP Fredericton & the "Entrepreneur in Residence" at the University of New Brunswick. His real joy and expertise is being a StartUP Advisor and "zagging while everyone else zigs"...like his two newest businesses ventures the Relish Gourmet Burgers restaurant chain and TheRockStar StartUP for StartUP entrepreneurs. Oh... he is also the leader of a team of over 25 chefs through his other company The Chef Group. Not bad for a guy who hates to cook. Always looking for a new idea to help businesses' succeed...this is his newest marketing discovery for StartUPs The Lyoness Advantage. "Rivers is a 21st century entrepreneur, he's the one to watch" - Jim Gilbert: Canada's Huggable Car Dealer!