October 19, 2015

I adored the Chicago Cubs when I was young. My childhood friend Vonda and I used to watch every game. She loved Ryne Sandberg, and I loved Jody Davis. It was great fun! We even went to Wrigley Field a few times. As my Dad just passed away, I am reminded that he indulged our fanaticism and took us to some games — and played catch quite a lot when he got home from work . Since they are in the playoffs, it seems appropriate to bring them up. The last time the Cubs won was 1908 yet they still have amazing fans. I know they are down 2-0 so far but you never know………

Why do Chicago Cubs fans never give up? For as much as they have lost over the years, it is a good question. Yet the Cubs carry on. Do you inspire this sort of loyalty in your fans/ employees? In today’s marketplace, those who do will succeed.

One tip to implement this week:
Think of what you could do if you didn’t give up so easily. I can assure you that I would never have been a VP of Operations & Supply Chain or have started my consulting practice if I hadn’t been persistent. I learned this valuable trait from my Mom. Give it a try. When things look down, think about what you want to happen. How can you make it come true? Think of new angles to try. There’s no reason to give up too soon. Actually I find that most people give up right before amazing success. Try just a little bit longer, and you’ll be amazed with the results.