Apply this type of attitude to business, and life, and you’ll be a winner for sure. This video should be shared with everyone from the mail room to the board room.
“There are those kinds of people that want to be different because they just want to be different, and there are those kinds of people that want to be different because they are looking for something to help them be more successful.” … beautiful.
This coach takes a calculated risk every time he goes out on the field. He knows the percentages, who knows the odds; he generally knows what his team can and will do. What’s interesting I think, is that he removes the the one factor that most football players expect, to punt on 4th down.
I can remember as a football player I hated punting. I hated it for a few reasons. One, I wasn’t on special teams as it’s called, and so I had to come out, which really sucks. Two, most of the time we could have made the yardage needed for a first down, but were denied the opportunity to try because traditionally if you punt you have a better chance of stopping the other team from scoring, and giving yourself another shot to score. But that is really not true.
Thirdly, it gave the entire team the feeling they were failing and the coaching staff didn’t trust them to make the big plays. This is very demoralizing.
Do you give your team the same out? Do you push them to play through the fourth down, or cut out early on a project, scale back deliverables because there doesn’t appear to be enough time, or the challenge seems to difficult? I would suspect a good leader, someone who knows their team, knows their ability, knows their drive, will let the team push through on fourth and goal, and not opt out for success.
I know the entrepreneur mantra is fail and fail often to reach success. I agree nothing is gained with nothing attempted, and this coaches attitude and drive would seem to fit right along those lines. Don’t quit on fourth down, the odds are in your favor for success.
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It’s spelt WordPress. See the difference from Word(p)ress?
Believe it or not, I typed in the title of this post into Google, and there wasn’t a single post on the first page of results that was just about spelling WordPress correctly.
The WordPress team has spent an incredible amount of time coming up with logo styling and use (here), and I see so many variations of the WordPress logo I can’t imaging trying to police the problem. But when I am reading around the net, reading posts, articles, blogs, whatever, and people spell WordPress as Word(p)ress, I just want to scream. Especially by people who know it’s spelt WordPress. Not some variation.
Why is this important? Well, it’s not really, but it’s like spelling my name, which is Thom, not Tom. Even people who have known me for many years write my name as Tom. Thom is my name. Thom is my brand.
When you spell WordPress as Word(p)ress, it loses something, like it’s a fake name, like you don’t really know what WordPress is.
So here it is. The one post I hope makes it to the top of the search pages, so every knows how it’s spelt. Now I need to write a bot to go out on the web and correct all the mistakes.
By the way, the WordPress system automatically corrects the spelling of WordPress. Read more here.