The last two years I’ve coached my son’s team in hockey and it has been one of the most enjoying and fulfilling things I’ve ever done. My most recent coaching experience inspired me to standup and articulate the connections I see between and the lessons I think we can glean from youth hockey.
This is the first special episode of on Whatever The Heck That Means on YouTube channel in which I take a bit more time than usual to tell the story of this hockey tournament and draw some parallels and lessons from it to entrepreneurship. Check it out. Like, and subscribe if you do. Comment your thoughts and questions too.
The recent experience of “getting the band back together” to play in a local hockey tournament was a journey of excitement, shock, uncertainty, commitment, courage, effort, progress, and triumph. And I see great parallels between this experience, and that of entrepreneurship, new product launches, shifting customer preferences, new market competition, and the iterative learning path to success.
So, in this video I tell the story of this tournament and draw parallels and lessons to the entrepreneurial journey and the toolbox of expert entrepreneurs.
Ultimately, we arrive at 5 key takeaways:
- People First
- The Stockdale Paradox
- The Non-Linear Path
- Prioritize Progress
- Learn for the Long-Run
If you want to talk about how you can apply these ideas in your business, contact me through simbiotrek.com.