Captain Your Victory Voyage Like Derek Jeter

“In order to be a leader, you have to know your job. You have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow somebody who doesn’t know where he’s going” (1). Derek Jeter Expectations define an organization. If a company’s status quo is to do the least amount of work just to…

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Uniqueness Demands Boldness (Especially for Dustin Pedroia)

“I’m going to go out there and be who I am, and if you don’t like it, then watch somebody else” (1). Dustin Pedroia   Dustin Pedroia, the World Champion and All-Star second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, is not a prototypical baseball player. Listed at 5’9″, the California-born athlete has heard his fair…

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Create An Effective Blue Print Like the 2013 Boston Red Sox

“Find A Way!” Boston Red Sox Team Motto Often, the simplest phrases possess the most power. This statement rung true for the 2013 Boston Red Sox, whose stellar mixture of seasoned leadership and superior team chemistry carried them to a World Series title. This group of baseball players from Massachusetts was not the most talented…

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Defeat Your Detractors As Nancy Kerrigan Did

“You have to learn how to win, and not run away when you lose” (1). Nancy Kerrigan   Whenever someone is successful, people will envy that person. Since those individuals desire what the successful person has, but ultimately come to the realization that they cannot attain it in their current state, jealousy is born. Sometimes,…

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Peyton Manning Mandates Modesty; Follow His Lead

“I’ve never taken for granted what we’ve had, not for one single game, not one single practice…I’ve truly been blessed” (1). Peyton Manning   There is indeed an elite among the elite. Those who can achieve awesome success while maintaining an unassuming attitude are a cut above those who are simply physically gifted. Notice how…

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(Usain) Bolt Past The Doubters

“I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” Usain Bolt No matter the magnitude of your accomplishments, people can always doubt your validity. Despite the logic-less nature of their disputes, critics find a way to question pure success. Their accusations will be…

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Stipulate Your Inner Phenom Like Bryce Harper Does

“I expect perfection from myself.” Bryce Harper How can one hope for excellence in their life when they do not demand it from themselves? Anyone can motivate you, anyone can excite you in pursuit of a cause, but if you do not stipulate the energy and purpose internally for such a cause, the desired result…

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Excellence Must Be Repeated

“Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” Shaquille O’Neal No one will dispute that stellar results require stellar effort. People who look to avoid working towards manifestation of their goal will not manifest it unless they win the lottery. Imagine this: a group of individuals find a…

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Serve Up Smiles at 129 MPH Like Serena Williams Does

“I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” Serena Williams Who deserves more praise: the man who smiled when everything was turning in his favor, or the man who smiled when life seemed unfair? Even at the depths of his NFL…

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Stay Humble Like Chipper Jones

“Keep rolling, always work hard and stay humble” Chipper Jones to Mike Trout in Final All-Star Game Observe the model that one of the most successful professional baseball third basemen of all time has laid out for success. Let’s go through the three components: Keep Rolling: Perseverance bears achievement. If I stopped running my ping…

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