Empowers Your Mindset, Mood, and Motivation
To Win

    August 2009

"Effective communication is the difference between winning and losing." - Raj Gavurla


  • Leadership Teamwork and Professional Basketball
  • New Webinar (Register): Entrepreneurial Innovation for Solopreneurs [Generate Sound Business Ideas When You Work Alone]
  • Blog www.mindsetmoodmotivationtowin.blogspot.com

Leadership Teamwork and Professional Basketball
This past weekend I attended a professional basketball tryout. Each player competed for a contract. Only 10 contracts available. Here are the tips and instructions given for an astronomical return (ROI).

Before starting the instructor gave us these instructions:
1. We encourage one another
2. We don't get down on oneself (frustrated) ... have a good attitude
3. Do the drills with integrity
4. I want to see how well you follow the drill instructions

What happened? When someone did well we praised it. If someone was having difficulty, we yelled encouragement and clapped in unison. Also, when running drills if a player saw that another was struggling they would give a well timed tip. For example, "You're missing your shots. Relax". Twenty three players participated and each had areas of strength and areas that need improvement. Why was one player excellent in one drill and not another? It was amazing to see!

When they divided into teams, being a part of a team (on a team) made them play with greater effort. Basketball is a team sport. During a drill, the instructor yelled, "air balls are unacceptable... you run a lap and do ten push ups". After hearing that, one player who was shooting air balls stopped shooting them for the rest of tryouts. The amount of professionalism and leadership teamwork was far greater than I've seen in any corporation so far.

What is it like in your organization or sports team? Implement this and I bet you will receive an astronomical

    return on involvement
    return on image
    return on imagination
    return on intensity
    return on intelligence
    return on influence
    return on investment

New Webinar (Register): Entrepreneurial Innovation for Solopreneurs
                                        [Generate Sound Business Ideas When You Work Alone]

Entrepreneurial Innovation for Solopreneurs
Generate Sound Business Ideas When You Work Alone
Presented by Raj Gavurla

The health of your business requires a constant infusion of new ideas and innovation. Market trends, competition, and technology challenge you to look at your business in new ways to stay ahead of the competition, but the answers to solve those challenges don't rush to mind. As a solopreneur, you don't have a team to rely upon to brainstorm for these new ideas…and not every idea is the right one for your business. If you want your business to survive and thrive, you must learn the secrets to generating sound ideas for your firm.

Raj Gavurla, author of the widely acclaimed book Winning at Entrepreneurship, helps entrepreneurs innovate and create ideas to smartly grow their business. He teaches you an easy to use, step-by-step process to generate new ideas that make dollars and sense. You'll be inspired to innovate in your business, armed with a plan to make your ideas become a reality.

In this webinar, you'll learn how to:

• Develop a sound business idea using common-sense, decision-making processes
• Listen for your inner voice to bring the idea from your subconscious
• Analyze your idea to determine if it makes good business sense
• Sell the idea…to garner community support and find potential financial backers
• Destroy your self-defeating voice that prevents you from pursuing new ideas

As an added bonus, the first 50 registrants receive "Use Teamwork As Your Foundation", a chapter excerpt from Raj's book, Winning at Entrepreneurship.

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Suggested Attendees: Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, Consultants, and Want To Be An Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, or Consultant

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Raj Gavurla
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