Tag Archives: personal development

The Concept of the Drip

I’ve been writing this blog on a daily basis since about the beginning of October on topics relating to sports business and hope you have found what I have written useful. Although I was writing fairly long posts at the beginning of last month, I must admit that it has become quite difficult to come […]

Your Personal Story

Honest self-reflection is important for understanding your own existence and who you are as a person. The same principles outlined here can almost as easily be applied to a business as they can for an individual such as yourself. Know your own story – where you came from, where you’ve been, where you see yourself […]

On Keeping Tabs and Personal Growth

If you don’t already, you should be keeping tabs on the people doing your job or similar jobs outside of your current sector. I work in sports, so I follow other people in technical, marketing and development roles in others areas of business, such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), logistics and freight forwarding/management, various marketing […]

The Coaching Bug

If you work in sports, surely you’ve heard people say they have “caught the coaching bug.” What is the coaching bug you might ask? Great question! It’s people helping people. It’s being a mentor. It’s being a respected leader, appreciating the influence you have over other people, especially young people, and not taking advantage of […]

Why You Should Join a Professional Association

Have you ever thought of joining a professional association/body/organization? What made you think of doing that? Did you join? Most of these organizations do come with some sort of price tag, so maybe you decided not to because of the financial cost or time commitment involved with signing up and driving out to the meetings […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 2

The previous post, Athletics Equipment Manager Part 1, didn’t actually talk much about athletics or sports equipment nor equipment services. It did give a pretty basic outline of what did eventually lead me into athletics as a career, primarily as an athletics equipment manager at first. My time as a student manager of athletics intrigued […]

Looking into the Fog

So as I was on my way to work this morning it was very foggy near my home. Now if you’ve ever driven in fog, especially at night or just before dawn, you know how difficult it can be to see what’s ahead of you. You also know that turning on your high beams is […]

Happy New Year

Happy new year to you and yours! Do you have any new year traditions? Do you make resolutions? Or proclamations about the new year and how this one will be different or better? We like to think that the changing of the calendar gives us all a new opportunity to be better, get fitter, be […]

S.W.O.T. Analysis

Have you ever done a S.W.O.T. analysis on yourself? Sure, you’ve done this quite a bit already with your marketing, sales, and sponsorship teams, but what about yourself? In keeping with the theme of always improving yourself and finding your true center, passion or fulfillment, spend a few minutes writing out a S.W.O.T. analysis on […]

Dealing with Difficulty

How do you deal with difficult situations? Do you embrace the challenge and see problems as opportunities? Or do you crumble and let the situation get the best of you? Even the strong grow tired and must be reminded from time to time of their humanity. What does your personal safety net look like and […]