If you said Yes! to one of those questions, Success Beyond Game Day™ is your insider source for business success when your sports career is over. Samantha Card is a former NCAA D1 athlete and Fortune 100 trailblazer who has the answers to athlete’s career questions in her playbook, The Athlete Advantage: Success Beyond Game Day™ – Become Champions in All Aspects of Life. She knows firsthand how commitment to excellence on and off the field can translate into a rewarding, profitable business career, and how to move forward after life on the playing field is over.
Athletes are Unique
Successful athletes are extremely unique in that they are highly coachable, understand sacrifice, hyper focused consistency, can tap into their beast mode and have a winner mentality. Most people simply don’t realize how rare these qualities are. Many people resist coaching and change, and are often afraid to take the first step towards the unknown required to achieve success. But successful athletes welcome coaching and adapt because they understand that continuous training and the smallest changes in their behaviors can lead to major differences in their performance and major wins on the field. It is all about 1% better everyday!
Most people make a change, get a good result and are satisfied with the result. Furthermore, they don’t always understand that success requires discipline and continuous improvement everyday. Especially as there are other people working hard to level up, take their spot and ultimately compete to achieve the highest levels of performance. Undeniably, continual striving for excellence is what sets world class athletes apart from the average weekend warrior. This mindset and attitude are as important in business as they are in sports.
There is a strong relationship between sports and business.
Just think about all the sports phrases used in the workplace:
- The ball is in their court.
- Knock it out of the park.
- Take one for the team.
- All we need is a single.
- Dropped the ball.
And let’s face it: business people love athletes.
Think about all the athletes that are hired to be spokespeople for businesses in ads and PR campaigns. Additionally, there are also countless athletes who have gone on to experience very successful business careers after their athletic careers ended.
But exactly how did they do it? And more importantly, how can you do it too? It means that you’re more than an athlete, you’re a brand. As a high-performance athlete, you have the tools to build a successful career in business – you just need to harness them, develop them and use them! It is all about building your championship routine!