As a small business coach and designer of people and culture programs for top companies, I've been thinking about the similarities between golf and business.
We all know the value of golf: more valuable face time with clients, better/faster relationships, level playing field for people of all ages and sizes, etc... But a recent humbling outing reminded me that golf is not only one of the best business tools, but has a lot in common with business as well.
Here are a few comparisons:
- The more you practice; the better your game/business
- Your ball is at some point going to land in the water or trap. What you do next will determine who you are as a golfer/business leader.
- After a bad hole, staying in that frame of mind will only lead to a second (and third...) bad hole. Changing your mental positioning is critical after a bad play.
- Integrity on the course will determine the outcome of your round.
- Staying focused and free of distraction will get you closer to the hole.
- Finely tuning a few key skills will make you more competitive.
- Celebrating your successes at the 19th hole with friends - even the small ones after a bad game - can get you excited to return to the game an do better next time!
Be sure to add your golf/business metaphors below!!
Here's to spring finally emerging in the Northeast! Happy Easter!
To your success,