You can usually find me plastered to the TV during baseball season.
Sports Center can sometimes become the wedge between my spouse and I. As I’ve quipped many times “It’s not TV, it’s Sports Center” in defense to why I was not doing my share of weekend chores on any Sunday between April and October.
Football is something that only gets me when the playoffs begin.
This weekend sitting on my couch amongst the hoop and hollering of the Super Bowl something really magical occurred. The famed commercials took on new meaning and messaging than years before. While there were, of course, the traditional Coke Polar Bears, various car commercials espousing super human feats such as making it through the end of days, a re-enactment of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, there were also commercials that stirred the heart. Inspired the masses. And issued an all important message;
We are not done.
Even though economic times may have been harsh. We still have a spirit of persistence and determination that patriotically are part of our character. But most of all we value, if not relish, being counted out before we rise from the ashes like a phoenix.
My favorite commercial by Chrysler featuring Clint Eastwood: Its Half Time in America
So where are you now
In your career? Your entrepreneurial endeavor
? Or your dreams of either?
Where are you now in your ability to rise in the face of adversity?
Are you ready to pick yourself up and start the drive again
(Football analogy intended)
What’s true for all of us today is that we need to reach down deep, despite all adversity, and find our confidence again to be leaders, contributors to society, to utilize our talents, education, experience and life lessons to create new security for ourselves and those around us. The future of business and our freedoms depend upon it.
Remember: Everything IS possible with Faith.
And for all of you entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (the internal corporate person who really is a visionary and entrepreneur within) I am cheering extra hard for you. I’ll meet you in the end zone with a high five and a fanny slap!