The international athletes have flooded into London, and the whole world looks on at the stamina, training and excellence of their top athletes. Each one of us can't but helped be inspired, when the olympic athletes break a new running record, swim faster than we could ever imagine, and eventually clutch hungrily at a gold, silver or bronze medal.
Olympic athletes are a paragon of success that we can all follow, and take that olympic winning spirit into our own daily lives.
Luckily, it's a lot easier to become a successful franchisee than an olympic gold medal winner, but there are a lot of common personality traits.
Dedication and commitment to the cause is successful for any bold entrepreneur. When times get rough, it's vital to push through the pain barrier.
Over time, dedication to work through the tough times, when sales might go down or staff act up, creates stamina.
Unless you're superbly lucky and born one of those genius types, a large investment of time is required to really achieve success. Like athletes commit huge amounts of time to training and practice, so too must entrepreneurs dedicate long hours to building their business.
An olympic medal winner must retain a high level of professionalism, when communicating to the media, dealing with their coach, and avoiding the temptation to use illegal substances. A true business person will always have his or her shirt ironed, a smile on their face and the right knowledge to present a professional appearance when dealing with customers, clients and other business owners.
There are medals at stake after all! With true sportsmanship, there remains the desire and drive to beat your opponent and claim victory as the world looks on. Whether a small business owner, or the CEO of a large multinational corporation, there are always olympic positions in the market to attain.
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