It may sound odd to say that entrepreneurs and athletes have a lot in common but it’s true. The same attributes that make an athlete so successful are the same that help an entrepreneur create a great business. Take a look at what’s available. A business coach is the same as a sports team coach. Read More

It may sound odd to say that entrepreneurs and athletes have a lot in common but it’s true. The same attributes that make an athlete so successful are the same that help an entrepreneur create a great business. Take a look at what’s available. A business coach is the same as a sports team coach. A business consultant is the same as a general manager of a sports team. So it is no wonder that the entrepreneur is very much like an athlete.

Both are willing to take risks. They jump into it knowing that they can get hurt in one way or another and lose everything. The athlete can get hurt physically and not be able to play while the entrepreneur can get hurt financially and not have a business anymore.

They both can come back quickly from failure. Both athletes and entrepreneurs don’t let anything stop them. Any kind of failure will just drive them to work harder to regain what they lost and achieve more. They know a knockout is not the end.

They both have a passion for what they do. It is the love of the game, the desire to win and achieve. Without passion it is just routine and routine will not get you where you want to go. When you watch a professional sports team play you don’t realize that the passion of the players is what keeps you a fan. This is true with the entrepreneurs and their clients. The clients are drawn to your business when the passion is high.

Both work to outdo everyone else. They know if they hesitate a bit someone can run ahead of them or knock them out. They train, they learn, they watch everyone else’s move to make sure they are ahead of the game and no one can break their record. They thrive to stay on top.