Well I hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend? I love my bank holiday weekends although if I am really honest, the better the bank holiday weekend I have the harder it is to get motivated on the Tuesday.
At the weekend I attended the last week of my son’s summer School soccer academy and to say they had had a nightmare so far would have been an understatement with not one win in the whole tournament, I was plucked out by the sports coach to give a “motivational speech” Really!? If I am honest this was the last thing I wanted to do in the world and felt sorry for my son as the rest of the team were now looking to HIS Dad for all the answers. To make matters worse I had very little to work with as their striker was in Tenerife for a fortnight, so what on earth was I going to do?
Well it did run through my head to lie and say to the team that there was a talent scout for one of the big clubs in the crowd although I really didn’t have the heart, and no, before you say it, I didn’t try to bribe the ref! So with very little to work with and feeling like all my Mondays had come at once I got my game face on, walked into the changing rooms and said “right lads” “here’s the plan” the boys went out there and played the beautiful game like a young German world cup winning side every pass was on target, 10 amazing albeit simple goals were scored and the opposition were left bewildered ending up with their star striker being sent off and the other ten men running round like headless chickens, so what exactly did I say to them?
Well, I thought it best not to lie and keep it simple. I told them that my Enterprise Academy was looking for a new TEAM to sponsor, not an individual player a TEAM and I wanted them to go out there and use every single player on the pitch, working together, communicating well and using the simple skills that I knew deep down every single one of them had.
So, I Invested £250 in their new kit for this season as the main sponsor and 2 hours of my time making them believe in themselves and work as a TEAM, the results were priceless.
So get out there and rally your troops, right now! After all, what is the point in having a team if you are only going to rely on one or two to perform?
Enjoy TODAY and don’t count the days, make the days count!