The 2016 Rio Olympics, other than all the crazy stories about robberies, green pools, and zika, it’s been quite the show for true competition and glory. For a competition that only happens every four years, olympic athletes spend their every moment training to win those coveted medals. Similarly, running a business parallels much of what goes on in the Olympics, with training and spending your time making moves and efforts to win the coveted prize of success. Here are the top three tips to win the gold medal for your business:
1. You Are Up Against The Best In The World
No matter what industry you are in, I guarantee that you will have competition from every corner, looking to attract and win business from the same client pool that you are also try to reach from. And from these competitors, I guarantee that some will be the best in the business, just looking to grow their success to higher heights. Therefore, you will need to run your business, approach, and attack with the same ferocity and tenacity as your top competition does. Just like the heats in swimming or sprints, winning can be a margin of a matter of milliseconds. Find what it takes to win over your competition, even if its just measure by a few tiny notches.
2. Opportunities Are Hard To Come By, Maybe In Some Cases Every 4 Years
Olympians have to wait a considerable amount of time before they once again compete and represent their country before the world’s stage. So every four years, athletes need to put in the time to work, train, and sweat so that once their time has come, they are definitely in prime shape to even have a chance for gold medal glory. Opportunities are rare and don’t come as often as you would like in business. Preparation is a key factor in making sure that when that opportunity does arrive, you are in excellent condition to push your business to the top of the heap.
3. Champions Keep Training To Stay On Top – Just Ask Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt
Perhaps two of the most legendary and world class athletes in their respective sports, swimming and running, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are naturally gifted athletes. Both are blessed with incredible genetics and abilities that help them outpace, outlast, and ultimately destroy their competition. Despite these God-given talents, they still put in an incredible amount of time and effort in training to ensure their place in history. In business, once you do achieve your desired success, you must keep the pedal on the gas and keep the effort high. Getting to the top is hard, but staying there is even harder.
Let me know your thoughts on the 2016 Rio Olympics, or how your business is doing, or both!