Business Lessons From Super Bowl LIII

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"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- Alexander Graham Bell

Many people are lamenting about how boring Super Bowl LIII was on Sunday evening.  It may have been a boring game for the fans, but I can assure you it was not boring for the players and coaches of either team.  It was tense. 

Both teams were trying their best to outwit and outplay the other team.  Both were being stymied by the other team. I don't need to bore you with a play-by-play, but it was a hard-fought battle.  In the end, The New England Patriots did score enough to win.

The reality is, whether it was boring to you and me The New England Patriots won another Super Bowl ring.  It doesn't matter that it was a low scoring game.  They won and will reap all the reward regardless of the score.

Endre Barth 
wrote a post the other day with one paragraph that totally resonated what this game was about.
It is all about, preparation, practice, execution and most importantly “teamwork”! It is about leaving the “egos” at the door and honing their skills. Their specialty is about not tolerating mistakes, small or large. Practicing each movement and executing it until it is second nature. Reminds me of my days at Ranger School, need to practice every movement when totally exhausted still be able to do it right. 

The New England Patriots are known for their preparation work ethic.  THAT, I believe, is what tilted the scale in their favor during a hard-fought battle in a game where neither team played their best.  Nevertheless, the Patriots will soon be wearing another Super Bowl ring, and regardless of whether you and I enjoyed it, they will cherish those rings and be grateful for the time they spent preparing for this important game. 

And, so it is in life and business.  Things don't always go the way we want or think they should. We are faced with obstacles by people and circumstances. Sometimes we have to "punt", regroup, go back to the proverbial drawing board, and figure out what to do next when something isn't working.  It doesn't matter what other people (fans or not) think.  You have to keep preparing, adjusting, and executing, until something works.

It's not always pretty but if you size up the competition, prepare, practice, execute and work with your "team"... and keep trying your chances of winning are pretty darn good.


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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
You're too busy trying to outwit the other side, aren't you? 

Feb 06, 2019 07:25 AM #10
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Hi Wayne Martin 
On the positive side, from a defensive point of view it was a good game... just not for the fans. 

Feb 06, 2019 07:26 AM #11
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Hi Sheila Anderson 
Being able to stick it out when the going gets tough, right? 

Feb 06, 2019 07:26 AM #12
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Hi Michael,
Common sense is not always common is it? 

Feb 06, 2019 07:28 AM #13
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Hi Brian England 
Yes, indeed.  On the positive side, it WAS a good defensive game.  If you can play good defense and be able to make one big play sometimes that's all it takes, isn't it?

Feb 06, 2019 07:29 AM #14
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Sharon Lee
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Very good post. It has a lot of common sense.

Feb 06, 2019 08:33 AM #15
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Thanks, Sharon Lee 
Glad you liked it. 

Feb 06, 2019 09:42 AM #16
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Hi Carol- you know how much I love football and one thing I do know that Coach Belichick always says is "do your job."  That sums it up pretty well for me. 

Feb 06, 2019 04:31 PM #17
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Hello Carol,  Excellent blog and should make Kathy Streib list this coming Sunday!!!

Feb 07, 2019 10:27 AM #18
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Hi Kathy Streib 
It sounds simple enough, doesn't it? 

Feb 07, 2019 10:29 AM #19
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Hi Will Hamm 
Thank you!  Maybe the Seahawks and the Broncos can meet in the Super Bowl again next year!!! 

Feb 07, 2019 10:30 AM #20
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Carol, thank you for the honorable mention and I am so glad my post and the New England Patriots also inspired your post , let's see what Barbara Todaro  thought of both of our posts:)Endre

Feb 08, 2019 10:04 PM #21
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Carol Williams this line says it all..... and it applies to business....football IS a business today....

You have to keep preparing, adjusting, and executing, until something works.

Feb 09, 2019 03:11 AM #22
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Chris Ann Cleland
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And all along the way, whiler preparing, adjusting and executing, you have to believe in yourself.  Confidence is key to execution.  Of course, plenty of preparation should breed confidence.

Feb 09, 2019 09:48 AM #23
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I'm so in agreement with you, Carol. I was a little upset at the many negative comments about the Super Bowl this year, thinking the old mantra, "Offense wins games; defense wins championships." Both team's defense units were at their best, making it a great challenge to score for the other team. My husband said, "Well, fans like to see points on the scoreboard." I think that is the general mentality too! The defense won this championship, in my opinion - for what it's worth!

And, I enjoyed the commercials too!

Feb 10, 2019 03:28 PM #24
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You're welcome Endre Barath, Jr. 
Your post totally resonated with me... and many others! Thank you.

Feb 10, 2019 03:35 PM #25
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Hi Barbara Todaro 
Football is definitely a business... BIG Business!!!

Feb 10, 2019 03:36 PM #26
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Yes, indeed Chris Ann Cleland 
Confidence is a big factor and the Patriots have that too!

Feb 10, 2019 03:36 PM #27
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 
Yes, the fans like to see scoring.  I found it to be an interesting game and, as you said, there were the commercials.  Who knew they use corn syrup in beer?  LOL

Feb 10, 2019 03:38 PM #28
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Absolutely. Preparation, practice, adjusting, are necessary elements to succeed.

Feb 11, 2019 02:52 AM #29
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