Professional golfer Phil Mickelson says choosing the right shot is the first step on the road to success. To find success one must strive to choose the best shot for the situation. In regards to business, instead of taking the right shot, decide on a “game plan.” The “game plan” could be anything from choosing a business strategy to hiring a team to help get your vision off the ground. The “plan” that’s the right fit for your business in a particular situation can be different from what is right for another business in a similar situation. In the game of golf look closely, you may see how the lessons you learn on the golf course could directly impact your entrepreneurial career.
“The only way to win tournaments is the short game. Over half your shots out here are within 30 or 40 yards. Ballstriking is where I’m trying to improve, yes, but more to eliminate big numbers than make birdies.” -Phil Mickelson
You Will Work HARDER Than You Ever Thought
Entrepreneurs have one thing in common, inexperience. No one knows how tough running their own business is until they do it. Let’s face it, running a business is hard but you can make it easier with the right perspective. The best experience is DOING. So start today! Be patient, and don’t forget the more you practice, the better you will become. How do you think professional golfers achieve their level of success and accomplishment? They have GOALS that pull them forward. They have a GAME PLAN for achieving those goals. They put in the DAILY, CONSISTENT EFFORT, and are DEDICATED to themselves, their goals, the game plan, and they promise themselves they won’t quit. You will not find a successful golfer or business professional that did not put these strategies into play.
Strategy Is Key
When watching professional tournaments, you’ll see players and caddies walking and playing a “practice round” before the tournament begins. After analyzing the golf course, the best of the best will carefully develop a “strategy” or “game plan” for every hole and how they want to play it. This “game plan” helps eliminate reactive decisions and keeps them focused on the “big picture.” The same can be said about running a business.
Find Your Strengths
Ever wonder why professional golfers don’t carry their golf bag? Because that’s not their “job,” at least not during a tournament. Have you ever stopped to wonder why that is? It’s not their strength. The golfer needs to focus on playing the game in as few strokes as possible. Many caddies are excellent golfers; their “power” comes from “strategizing” the shot with the player, and building confidence rather than taking the shot his/herself. Business owners need “caddies” too. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to function at your highest level, and know your “strength” and maximize it, and know the “strength” of your people and maximize that too!
Adversity Will Factor In
I’ll let you in on a little secret. No golfer has played a perfect round. The truth is you will always make mistakes on the golf course, as in life. The greatest rounds have missed shots and missed opportunities. The key is to stay focused and not let those bad shots turn into more bad shots. If you are running your own business, there will be some “bad shots.” The important factor is to stay focused on your “game plan” and don’t let a “bad shot” ruin your day, or discourage you.
Start Slow, Finish Strong
Business owners, particularly entrepreneurs, can exhaust themselves without a plan of attack. Doub can over-power your mind; a “game-plan” helps to avoid this pitfall. The trick is sticking, trusting, and adjusting the plan if needed. Golf fanatics will tell you championships are decided “on the back nine,” which means continue to follow your game plan, adjust as needed, don’t give up, and finish strong.
Owning your own business will be one of the toughest things you will ever do. The beginning might be rough, not how you imagined, time-consuming, and frustrating, but that’s part of the fun. Don’t give up, if you put in daily work towards your goals, and remember to dream big; you will be successful. The journey is the success and what you learn along the way, priceless!
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