Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Let's Be Awesome



We're kicking off our new series at axis called 5 Ways to Be Awesome. Over the next 5 weeks we'll be looking at 5 different character traits that, I believe, will help us be ... well ... awesome!

Something interesting I read in the book Training Camp by Jon Gordon was that in professional baseball, if a player has a .250 batting average, they're considered an average player. But, if a player has a .350 batting average, they're considered an all-star. A player with a .250 batting average can earn a decent living, but a player with a .350 batting average can make millions and millions of dollars and earn even more through endorsement deals. They'll be an all-star and may even make it in to the Hall of Fame. But, what's really interesting is the difference between a .250 batter and a .350 batter in a baseball seaons is only 1.7 hits a week. That's it. 1.7 hits a week is the difference between an average player and an All-Star. The nearly 2 extra hits a week generally happens because the player is willing to work hard at just doing ordinary things a little bit better than those around him. In other words, they're willing to do more than expected of them.

That will be our topic for the night: If you want to be awesome, do more than is expected of you. Can't wait to share and looking forward to seeing kids AND adults (myself at the top of the list) do more than expected of us.

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