The Bigger They Are, The Harder They…

BusinessTypically you read my written words here and either nod in agreement or nod the other way and you are not happy with me. This week you are being provided with information from other sources on the topic of bullying. Specifically the case going in the N.F.L. reportedly on the Miami Dolphins between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.

The media has a lot of coverage on this story – If you are not aware of this story, here are a couple of links for you to check out:

Quote from the New York Times:

For years, young players in the N.F.L. have been subjected to a wide swath of indignities straight from the hallways of high school or the back rooms of fraternity houses. Young players are often expected to carry teammates’ equipment off the field. They are sometimes forced to sing or otherwise entertain teammates on demand, left helplessly taped to goal posts or asked to regularly bring sandwiches or fast food to teammates.

They are often called names — Incognito referred to Martin, privately and publicly, as the Big Weirdo. In the glossy program sold at the Dolphins’ Halloween night home game, after Martin left the team, Incognito called Martin the “easiest teammate to scare.” ESPN and The Associated Press, among other outlets, citing unnamed sources, have reported that Incognito sent threatening and racist voice mail and text messages to Martin.

Source: New York Times – Full story here ––abuse.html?_r=0

You are being asked to read through one or more of these stories and then provide your thoughts on the incident.  We have as a society presumed the act of bullying was a middle school and high school event of the big kids to the little kids or the cute girls vs. the other girls.  These are big, huge, strong, grown men.  What do you think about it?

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Miami Dolphins Wide Out Brandon Marshall Stabbed!

Miami Dolphins Wide Out Brandon Marshall Stabbed! Now that is one way to get his attention. How do you get your own attention when it comes to your own business?

You begin your day each and every day and you painstakingly work in your craft. You know better than anyone else what you are really great at doing and what you love to do. Then there is the other stuff. There are some tasks, work, stuff, you are just not that good at and frankly you do not really want to do these things, whatever they may be.

Business Leaders know when and where to obtain help from others.

Successful people take these actions really quickly.

A few examples for self – employed people :

  • if you are not technically oriented, are you developing a business plan which is doomed to failure and delay because you do not know what to do and you will need to figure out what to do? MMMmmm? This seems to be flawed logic, doesn’t it?
  • if you know you want to create a marketing campaign, however, you are not a marketing expert and you have never really marketed your business before, why do you think you are the right person to develop your marketing campaign without expert assistance or better yet, hire an expert to develop and run your marketing campaign for you?

When you are running your own business you must look at yourself and what you bring to the table and compare this to where you want to take your business and how quickly. For every single area where you are not the right person for the job you need to obtain the right person for the job.

Huh? I don’t have enough money to hire forty people Mitch!

Wah, Wah, Wah! Grab a tissue or two.

Here is the task, make the list up.

What do you do? Make a list.

What do you need help with? Make a list.

On the ‘get help with’ side create some areas of prioritization.

What really needs to get done first, before anything else? Make your way through your list.

The point here is this, slice up your long list into smaller items which are easier for you to manage and see where you are able to obtain help. Create an order to your items so you are not running all over the place or worse hiring in people you do not need yet because you are not ready for that stage yet. This is not about cutting right into a list of items or just taking a stab at one or two items you might be interested in as a hobby.

A Professional Sports Team hires trainers to work with the athletes on their weight training program. Many athletes hire their own nutritionist to create a meal plan to optimize their fuel intake toward the goals of their workout program and the type of athlete they are. One area missing from all of these Professional Sports Programs is the Expert coach to work with these highly paid athletes about their brand, their business, and their relationships. Far too often these aspects are left without being addressed or to others who do not really represent the best interests of the athlete.

Take the time to inspect what you expect of yourself in your business and your life and the payoff will be huge.

If you are ready to really take charge of your business and your life contact Mitch Tublin today