Archive | September 2016

NDSU’s Win Against Iowa Is No Upset

By Cheval John

Teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) who scheduled teams from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) 95% of the time would get an easy win.

It would give them an opportunity to “practice” their football schemes in order to prepare for tougher matchups against competion in their respective conference.

Iowa thought they were going to get an easy win when they scheduled North Dakota State.

Even the analyst of ESPN gave NDSU a 9% chance of winning against Iowa.

Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, they lost to the Bison 23-21 in a walk-off field goal by Cam Pederson.

Maybe Iowa should have listened to Allie Davison.

I am not surprised that many are declaring this win by the Bison (3-0) an upset.

To be fair, it could be called an upset because football teams in the FBS has 85 athletic scholarships while teams in the FCS only has 63 athletic scholarships.

The win by North Dakota State should not be viewed as an upset because they are 9-3 against FBS teams.

They have the belief that they can beat anybody whether it is an FCS or an FBS team because they know their strength of running the football will wear them out.-

That is why it is no accident that they have won five consecutive FCS National Championships and could possibly win their 6th championship next year.

Small businesses must have the mentality that they can beat the larger corporations in the same manner that North Dakota State defeats FBS colleges.

Unfortunately, most small businesses do not have the winning attitude because they believe that they don’t have the marketing budget, the staff or the infrastructure to cdmpete against larger businesses.

If North Dakota State had went into the matchups with the mindset that they can’t win against the FBS college teams, then they would have wind up losing those football matchups.

Instead, the Bison believed in their strong work ethic and their strength of running the football and knew that they could defeat anyone.

Small businesses must understand that their strengths in building a loyal following on social media, putting out uplifting and quality content through their blogs, podcasts, live video streams and free reports can help them to stand out from their competition.

Most large businesses would not even consider putting out content about their industry because they believe they might be put out of business if their competitors find out their secrets that have made them successful.

When you have the mentality that you can succeed in your business with less resources, you will see the positive outcomes of your business.

And the masses will wonder how did you outlast the larger businesses who had the larger marketing budget to succeed.

PDF24    Send article as PDF   

The Nation Is Recognizing #HTownTakeover

By Cheval John, September 3rd, 2016

The #HTownTakeover has officially been recognized by the USA.

It should be called the University of Houston potentially crashing the College Football Playoff party.

The reason is that Houston dismantled the defending Big 12 Champion University of Oklahoma 33-23 in front of a sellout 71,016 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

UH students, faculty, alumni and even the city of Houston are celebrating this epic win against a top-ten opponent.

The Cougars solidified the hype of possibly being the first team from a non-power 5 conference to make the four-team playoff.

It also makes a case for UH to be included in the Big 12 Conference.

Here is Elissa Rivas, a reporter and anchor of ABC 13 Houston responding to this tweet about the Big 12 proposal by UH

And the Houston Astros was watching the matchup during batting practice in preparation for their second game against the Texas Rangers

And UH President and Chancellor of the UH System, Dr. Renu Khator, echos the statement about the win against OU as a statement matchup.

So why is it that UH is all of a sudden the talk of the town

It has to do with their head coach Tom Herman.

Before Coach Herman arrived, UH was an above average football program under the previous head coach Tony Levine.

Coach Herman set a winning culture in the football team and even implored the college students to attend their home matchups.

And the #HTownTakeOver took root on the UH Campus and later in the city of Houston after they won the American Athletic Conference title, then the Peach Bowl against Florida State.

I can argue that former UH softball coach Kyla Holas built the program from the ground up and made them a powerhouse in collegiate sports.

Since UH softball or any other women’s sports does not garner the attention like football and basketball, they are left in the shadows of the money-revenue sports of collegiate athletics.

With the above being told, they are a few lessons that anyone can learn from the recent success of the UH Football Team.

1. You Must Have A Winning Mindset

Though the UH Football Team did not have any top recruits like their counterparts in the Power Five Conferences, they developed the mindset that they could beat any collegiate football team in the country.

They understood that to develop that winning mindset, they had to work as a team

Dave Sanderson explained on my show, What’s The Word, that the passengers of the US Airways Flight 1549 survived the plane crash because they worked together to escape the sinking plane

In the same way, we must have the mindset that we can succeed in our business and careers because sooner or later, the success will come to past.

2. You Must Be Laser-Focused on Your Goals

In the midst of the noise that UH could go to the Big 12 Conference, the coaching staff reminded the team of their goal of winning the AAC championship this season.

They understood that they had to beat OU if they wanted the collegiate football world to take them seriously as a football team.

As business owners, we hear all the noise of the rise of a new social media platforms that can revolutionize our business and that we need to be on there.

We need to stay laser focused on our goals that will eventually lead to the success of our business.

3. You Must Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People

The UH Football Program would not have achieved their success had it not been for the administration under Dr. Khator.

Dr. Khator invested money into the athletic department that allowed them to improve the stadiums around the UH campus.

And since UH Football is the main draw for the university, they are determined to keep Coach Herman at the university as long as Dr. Khator continues to believe in the athletic programs.

You must surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams of a successful career or business because they will lift you up to the next level.

The places to find like-minded people is at conferences and networking events.

And you can jump-start the friendships on social media in group chats because you will be able to build trust with your potential customer or business partner.

As I conclude this blost post for better, here are a few group chats on Twitter to consider joining:

Twitter Smarter hosted by Madalyn Sklar

Biz Heroes hosted by Paper.Li

ChatSnap hosted by Kristy Gillentine

Viral Chat hosted by Post Planner

Influencer Chat, hosted by Rebekah Radice, Ann Tran and Diana Adams

HootChat, hosted by Hootsuite

VC Buzz, hosted by Ann Smarty

Media Chat, hosted by Aaron Kilby

Millennial Talk, hosted by Chelsea Krost

Dare To Be, Hosted by Andrea Sanchez

Blog Chat, hosted by Mack Collier

Lets Live Stream, hosted by Rachel Moore

en.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF