My mother used to say “If you know how to do business, it doesn’t matter whether you sell socks or stocks.”
Mia Hamm, one of the greatest female soccer players ever, during her stint with the US Women’s National Soccer Team once told me “Personally, what I want to know is that I matter, that I make a difference, that this team, in order to succeed, needs me to be a part of it and then I need to know what that part is. I’ll give everything I have to give if I know that it’s of some importance.”
Mia is the first-ever three-time U.S. Soccer athlete of the year. At the University of North Carolina with her leading, the team won four consecutive NCAA titles.
A champion becomes a champion for a reason and the first step in becoming a champion is your reason, your “why”
Mia was a champion at soccer because she knew the “why” in filling a desire to accomplish what she did in the sport. She wanted to make a difference and it ultimately drove her to success. It was her “why” that caused her to play a part and fill a niche.
What’s your “why” in business? Do you think “it” could be important enough to drive you to success?