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Speechless Sunday Take Away Lessons from the World Cup

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As many of you know I am a Sports fanatic, I love sports, Soccer is probably my favorite for a million different reasons. The World Cup 2018  is over and France LeBleu has won. It is their first win in 20 years though they got to the quarter finals in 2014, but were took over confidenant and so they lost to Gernany. Take away Lesson 1: Never Be Overconfident you must be prepared and not rest on your laurels. The French Team remembered that lesson this tournament. 

I was lucky and was able to watch a fair amount of the tournaments, I had watch the 2nd place team Croatia play a few games. They come from a tiny little country, but the played with determination and grit and never ever gave up.  Take Away Lesson 2: The outcome in not always determined by talent alone but by heart, determination, hard work and never ever giving up.


The French were the 2nd youngest team in the tournament so people did not really expect them to go far, but they were full of young talented players. Take Away Lesson 3: Inexperience can lead to thinking outside the box for new innotative cutting edge results.


France, Russia and Croatia all went really far into the tournament, Russia was one of the lowest rank teams in the tournament ( the host nation automatically gets a berth in the tournament). The one thing that I noticed about these 3 teams they played as a team and went further than they were expected to go at the beginning of the tournament. Take Away Lesson 4: If you work as a team for the benefit of a common goal, you will be more successful than being an island of one.


That is for the 2018 World Cup; on a side note the World Cup Tournament is the most watched tournament is Sports. That is it until 2022!


Happy Sunday!






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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are some very good lessons to share.

Have an outstanding week!

Jul 15, 2018 02:13 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I watched a bit of the match during lunch and although I am not a big futbol fan this one did capture my imagination.

Jul 15, 2018 02:27 PM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Yolanda..Awesome post and lessons for all of us to adhere to...Thanks for sharing with us in AR Land.

Jul 15, 2018 02:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I haven't really been following the World Cup, but I did root for France near the end. Vive la France!

Jul 15, 2018 02:43 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

We watched some of it during dim sum last week. Could not figure out why all of these Asian people were rooting for Russia.

Jul 15, 2018 06:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yolanda although I did not watch any of the games, I loved your take aways and #2 is so true. Diane and I watched the NBA finals and it was clear that the second best team did not play with their full energy as if they did not have their heart in it, just going through the motions...Endre

Jul 15, 2018 09:37 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I did see the end and was so glad to see both teams work hard and seem to be having a good time giving their all. 

Jul 15, 2018 09:55 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Yolanda.  It was one of the best final World Cup games I can remember watching.

Jul 16, 2018 05:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yolanda, you do have to have persistence and never give up.  Congratulations to France.

Jul 16, 2018 05:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I was thinking of you when I saw the results, as I knew that you were cheering for France to win.

Jul 16, 2018 07:09 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Gabe Sanders I am such a geek I actually watched the wrap last night, but yes many have said best World Cup Tournament ever, what a shame the US did not qualify!

Jul 16, 2018 10:32 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


The team from Croatia sure looks like the team to beat. cheers cvc

Jul 16, 2018 11:35 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for sharing the lessons from the game we can use these lessons in our everyday life. Have a great week ahead.

Jul 16, 2018 02:42 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

It's crazy how out-of-control some soccer fans can get! I really don't follow the game, but I am always amazed at how wild the fans are. 

Jul 19, 2018 07:53 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Hey Yolanda! Long time no see! I just dropped bob a note and I thought I'd say hello to you too! Maybe we can one day this summer do a meet up again for old time sake!

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