Category Archives: Competition

World Cup Motivation

World Cup Quotes

Even though the U.S might be out of the running for the World Cup, there is still many reasons to tune into the most watched spectacle in the world at the moment.   Here are some quotes from the best to ever do it in the soccer world that will keep your week moving in the right direction: forward.

It’s you against you…

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The 100M Dash – A Course on Success

In 1936 – at the Berlin Olympics – Jesse Owens set the record for the 100m dash with a time of 10.3 seconds.  Today, that time wouldn’t even make the cut.  Below is a link to the evolution of this record.  Let this serve as yet another reminder that the bar continues to be raised, in business, sports, and life.  The 100m dash is a microcosm of life as we know it. Are you working smarter?  Are you demanding more of yourself?  Or are you part of the 96% that never earn elite status?

Evolution of the 100 Meter Dash

Creating your outliers…

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Be Ten Times Better (by David Kidder, the Startup Playbook)

What do you do that is or could be 10 X better than the competition….?

Be Ten Times Better (by David Kidder)

“…..The reality is that you need an atomic-grade weapon in your arsenal that can destroy the military–grade protections the incumbents arsenal have erected to keep you away from their customers.  If you’re wondering why customers are not flocking to your start-up, it is likely because you have not figured out how to beat those defense systems.”

Luckily, there is a simple way to win.  And by simple, I mean it is absolutely the most difficult thing you have to accomplish for your start-up to thrive: be ten times better than your competitors.  You cannot be incrementally better.  Incrementalism kills companies.  Your entire organization must focus on an area of strength where you can compete with your competitors and radically differentiate your company by being ten times better than anyone else in the world.

Are you visible?

“Man In Full” Motivation – The Story of Mike Powell

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1194725/index.htm “Man In Full”

Business Motivation – Create An Environment of High Achievement & Competition For Your People!

” High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” – Jack Kinder

“People understand contests. You take a bunch of kids throwing rocks at random and people look askance, but if you go and hold a rock-throwing contest – people understand that.”