In this video:
00:12 – An unforgettable childhood memory
01:00 – Just do what needs to be done
01:54 – Clip from the America’s Cup
James Schramko coming at you from San Francisco. I actually just come back to my room after watching some of America’s Cup happening here on the bay in San Francisco and I have to say it’s amazing.
When Australia Won
The last time I was really watching this was 1983. I know that dates me a bit and I was just a kid, but back then Australia won the America’s Cup from the Americans for the first time ever. And they’d had it for I think 132 years back then so it’s a very long sporting trophy. And the big lesson then was Australia was down 3-1 and they came back and then won from the Americans.
And today in the race, the Americans had come back; they won two races against New Zealand and basically they’re in the finals tomorrow. They are racing for the cup. Whoever wins is basically going to win the cup, and at least that’s my understanding on it.
Winning Against The Odds
The real point is, if you’re feeling a little bit down or a little bit overwhelmed or mentally you can’t do it, just keep in mind that there are plenty of examples where people have had comebacks. The big comebacks, unexpected, against all odds, but they just do what needs to be done: they move forward and they get results.
So whoever wins the America’s Cup tomorrow, it doesn’t really matter but the American team has come from so far behind. By American team I mean I think there’s one American on the boat. The skipper is actually Australian, I think, and so you know, if they win it’s a great example that you can come back. You can beat against the odds that people dole out. It’s totally up to you.
Update: Congratulations USA!
So have a strong mental game. I hope this has been helpful. And we’re going to pop a few pictures in from the America’s Cup here. I hope you enjoy it. And leave your comments below what you think about this metaphor of sporting comebacks and how you feel this affects your business. I’ll speak to you soon. I’m James Schramko.
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