We all love sports. Some would love to watch others play and there are others who love to enter the arena and prove themselves on the ground. So, what do sports teach you? Or, what are sports all about?
Well, if someone asks me these questions, my answer would be as: Sports is an intense activity that keeps us going, it creates a healthy competition among the contenders and it teaches you how to stay calm, relaxed while being determined to achieve what you want in the game. The same applies to our business as well. I have observed many businesspersons who start feeling jealous about the growth of others. Jealousy is bad; instead, there should be a healthy competition among the competitors. Your competitor can teach you many things in business. Look what soccer players do and how are they trained, this will help you boost the growth of your business:
1. Planning and Motivation
You must have seen the Soccer coaches on the team. They are as excited about the match as players are. They imitate off the ground as if they are playing in the ground. They pre-plan in front of the players each minute of the game and they are the biggest motivation to the players. In times of pressure, the players look up to the coach only. In your business, you are the coach and you should plan things in such a way that you become the motivation for your employees.
2. Know Your Role
Soccer players play different roles; defender, goalie, attacker, midfielder and many more. If a goalie takes the place of the defender, the team will lose the match. Apply the same techniques with your team. Assign roles based in their strengths and win.
3. Being Alarmed
Whenever a soccer player has the ball with him, he plays around very safely and remains fully attentive. He does his best to take the ball forward. This is the biggest lesson for you. Do the best and find the best person before you pass on the ball.
4. Positive hit
Soccer players only aim to hit as many goals as possible and stopping the other team to hit goals. The defenders, attackers, midfielders work in tandem to achieve it. It applies to the business start-up as well. Keep track of your competitors and strike the goal before they take over your goals.
5. Fight your weaknesses
The players have different strengths and weaknesses and so do teams. Some team are good attackers while others are good defenders. A team works together and fight the weakness to win the game. In the business arena, you need to do the same. You might be weak in your finance but you should be able to fight it with the help of your team.
6. Team Work
Whether it is soccer or business, teamwork wins. United we stand and divided we fall applies everywhere in the world. If you go alone to win the world, you will be thrown back, rather create a team for it.
7. Forget the losses and move on
Soccer teams win and they lose as well. After a loss, they do not sit back and weep over it. Instead, they stand again, learn from their mistakes and enter the ground again with full zeal and enthusiasm. As a businessperson, you should learn to stand again after a big loss.
These seven steps will definitely help you to boost your growth. The main ingredient is teamwork, if
you are able to achieve it then nothing like it.