Archive for May 31, 2010

Great Success Guest Blog from Pat Rigsby

Posted in Guest Authors, Random Thoughts on May 31, 2010 by mboyle1959

My friend Pat Rigsby sent this out and I asked if I could reprint it:

I don’t know if you follow professional basketball – I only do a little – but the
big news is LeBron James now entering free agency and whether he will
return to the Cleveland Cavs or go to a bigger market like Chicago or New
York.

Supposedly a big key to his decision is how it will impact the growth of his
global brand as he wants to be the next Michael Jordan – or bigger.

Maybe I’m missing something – but wasn’t the key to Michael Jordan
becoming a global icon the fact that he was the best basketball player
on the planet and won 6 championships?

Seems like LeBron is getting the cart ahead of the horse and worried
about steps 4,5 and 6 before he’s completed 1, 2 and 3.

Maybe I’m wrong, but in sports it’s hard to be considered an all-time great
without winning a championship and he’s yet to lead his team to even one.

It happens in business all the time too. Trainers are ready to write ebooks,
create DVDs and call themselves ‘experts’ without actually doing the
legwork to justify that title.

As far as I’m concerned there is no problem with trying to climb to the
top as quickly as humanly possible – as long as it’s based on substance.

You gotta have the steak – not just the sizzle.

Dedicated to your success –

Pat

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