As I sat listening to my youngest son's baseball coach last night in the cold, drizzling rain....the entrepreneurial spirit in me picked up on something that I felt I had to share with all my fellow peers who own businesses and support their families from their own productivity within the business!! ..Be it real estate, or some other enterprise-- What I heard from Nash's coach spurred me on to share this blog.
Coach had a batter at the plate and everyone else was in the field learning to catch, throw and carry the ball from base to base. Most of the hits were upward an onward and the boys had to hustle to catch the balls as gravity brought them to the ground. Just as they were getting comfortable trying to catch the balls from the momentum of the bat and the gravity--- the batter changed up.
A series of "ground balls" rolled out in various directions of the field. The boys had a serious hesitation and frustration trying to get the balls from the ground. The words that came from the coach while they were running AFTER the balls made a lasting statement in my entrepreneuriual way of thinking.
He told the boys to CHARGE the ball. If they waited on the ball to get to them-- it could cost them the game, because the other team would be running the bases!!
Wow! Revelation to me! How many times do I see my people - waiting on the ball to roll to their glove... making some on my team wait on the ball because they thought "it was the proper thing to do." I immediately went into educational mode this morning, asking everyone around me, "How can we CHARGE the ball?" We have so much downtime in our world, waiting on the ball to roll to us...What would our world look like if we CHARGED the ball?? Ask yourself, why can't I CHARGE the ball?