Your first thought might be, ‘What a stupid question! Winners keep winning because they’re the most skillful.’ And First Class Concepts’ reply would be “Of course!” but they also believe that there is far more to cycle of victory than that. Putting the Olympics to one side (if you can bear it!) the following observations can be applied far beyond the sports arena and especially to business.
When it comes to success, confidence is key. And nothing improves confidence like the knowledge that you’ve already had a success. The result of a victory creates a number of unique situations which in turn aid people to succeed even more. Firstly it creates a good mood. At First Class Concepts we constantly coach our team on the importance of having a great attitude. Having a positive mood produces physical energy and resilience, all things that are essential to athletes. Psychologists believe that moods are contagious, winners exhilarate people, losers drag everyone down with them . By being positive you pull everyone up to your level and they work harder and better with you. For athletes this means that not only do they work harder and better, but their essential support staff do the same.
Winning inspires learning. How often have you come across a situation where someone is doing badly and they become defensive when you try to give them feedback? Winners, on the other hand, are more likely to bring up the subject of their mistakes themselves, they might ask ‘How can I improve to do even better?’ For this reason they learn more and because they have confidence in their ability to win they see practice, learning and adjustment as a tool to make this possible rather than a punishment. At First Class Concepts our industry of direct sales is incredibly fast paced. The ability to learn and adjust is essential. The more easily we’re able to adapt to change and implement change, the more successful we are.
Finally winners get the most opportunities. How many times have we seen the gold medalists or World Cup winners smiling outside the door of 10 Downing Street? When you win you get invited to best places to meet the best people, as they want to share in your success (and have a great photo opportunity!)
First Class Concepts is a direct marketing company based in Glasgow. For more information about our services please visit http://www.firstclassconcepts.co.uk