It is the daily efforts you make that go unnoticed which will help you break into the business. When you finally break into the business, people will see your results, not the work it took to actually get in. These behind the scenes efforts are what count. In today's episode, we'll go over several different playbooks from four sports coaches I admire so you can apply them to your six figure career search.
Coach Bear Bryant -Be proud of what you do each day and ensure that it is aligned with your purpose.
"This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss — good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it."
He led the Crimson Tide to six national championships, 24 bowl games, 14 conference titles and three undefeated seasons. He finished his career with 323 victories.
While at Alabama, Bryant coached Joe Namath, Ken Stabler and Lee Roy Jordan, all NFL greats.
Coach John Wooden
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." It is what you do each day that matters.
The dean of college basketball. The way he coached, the way he taught the likes of Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and a free spirit named Bill Walton to play the game proved his greatness. Two centers from different styles that someone with an even-temper like Wooden could meld into a superstar.
His run at UCLA with 10 National Titles will never be duplicated again.
Coach Vince Lombardi
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Determination and persistence will differentiate you from other candidates.
Lombardi moved mountains in the NFL, and in an era before the NFL was established.
He claimed the first two Super Bowl titles for the Green Bay Packers, and showed why the NFL was the truly dominant league of its time. His play calling and coaching maybe Bart Starr a hero, a superstar and a Hall of Fame quarterback.
Coach Phil Jackson
"Your problems never cease. They just change.” You must be bigger than your problems
Eleven NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers in an era where the NBA evolved into the worldwide culture.