Skip to content

Winning Like The Eagles When You Are an Entrepreneur

February 5, 2018

Inspiration and Wisdom for Women Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn,” said Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Writer. On the day after Super Bowl LII, when the Philadelphia Eagles, labeled an “underdog” by the media, are sitting high on top its beautiful historic city and world stage as Super Bowl Champions. They won because they never gave up on themselves. It was the magical key to their brilliant green victory.

I lived in Philadelphia right out of college when the football season was beginning. Buddy Ryan was the coach and at the time no one loved his coaching but like every city in America fans rooted for and believed in their team. Since 1986, I have been an Eagles fan and a fan of Philadelphia, a city that doesn’t get nearly enough recognition as New York City, Boston or Washington DC. It is a city with American history that warrants it becoming beloved especially at this time in our political history.

The Eagles victory last night, and the quote this morning, both resonate with my 22 year old entrepreneurial mind since there are times starting, owning and running a business when you feel like the underdog. I have felt this way when a competitor took a few of my clients away, when customers found a cheaper vendor for services and when sales where hard to find during tough economic times. Every single business owner in America experiences ‘underdog’ time periods.

The lesson the Philadelphia Eagles taught us all last night are these three things:

* You must believe in yourself when no one else does in order to get back on top.

*Patience, hard work and faith can help you rise again.

*Teamwork and support from others who believe in you can make all the difference in eventual success.

I hope this Monday after the Super Bowl, you relish in the accomplishments of the Philadelphia Eagles and even the city’s iconic figure Rocky and take in what they did to become more successful again. Implement what you see and hear into your own business philosophy and practices today so you can fly like the Eagles.

P.S. I love the city of Boston and the New England Patriots too. They both have their own secrets to success!

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: