Shared the I CAN PLAY message with Breckenridge County football team and their boosters Saturday night. The formula is Vision, Positive Atmosphere and Risk. Put them together and you get strong in your self-belief and that belief is the first step to success.
Something else happens when you begin to live the I CAN PLAY attitude. The energy level increases … and then excitement shows up and enthusiasm catches on.
Here’s how it happens, I bet you will agree. When we bring energy with us it causes us, and others, to get excited. It just happens. Bring energy to a meeting, to a family reunion, to a football practice, to a classroom, to a one-on-one conversation, it bring the level of activity up. That activity promotes excitement. People begin to think of the possibilities, the opportunities. That lends itself to creating enthusiasm. Individuals step up, open up to new ideas. They share their beliefs, see possibilities, individuals focus on the goal and formulate the path to success.
Sounds exciting doesn’t it! It is what happens when we bring energy to the conversation, the presentation, the game, the relationship, the new directive. Every time? Perhaps. Give it a try. Make the energy rise when you show up. Think YES and say YES. Positive people see success negative people see obstacles.
I started the Breckenridge County presentation with a story of coaching 7 year olds and teaching them how to hit the ball. I suggested to the kids parents they create games in the backyard using a broomstick and plastic balls the size of a golf ball. Create some fun in the back yard while teaching them to hit. The kids learn eye hand coordination and the parents are building a relationship! It also creates energy that helps a coach build a baseball team. If they can hit a plastic ball the size of a golf ball they can hit a baseball with a bat!
But the energy is the most important creation. You can build excitment and enthusiasm off the energy … and the three e’s go a long way in building a team, a relationship and a life.
As I told the story at Breck County I was hitting plastic golf balls with a broom stick. The balls were flying in the air over and into the audience. It’s all about energy. The same energy they want to create for the football team and the boosters.
Bring energy to everything you do and all your presentations … in front of an audience of 50 or an audience of one. Energy creates excitement. Excitement gets people listening.