It’s been over 30 years since I first opened Steiner Sports Marketing. Since then, I have had some high highs, and some low lows. However, every high and low has taught me countless lessons. Now, 33 years later, as I am embarking upon the journey of CollectibleXchange, both myself and the team must focus on where we are now and where we want to be in the future.
When you’re in business or playing a team game, it is never about where you are. You must constantly ask yourself are you accepting where you are or are you striving to do more? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get better and improve – beat yesterday!
Those are the “quest-ions” most companies and individuals are scared to discuss.
At CX, we ask ourselves and each other these very questions every day. In a start-up environment, we are constantly adapting, asking questions, solving problems and thinking ahead. We must predict the future and determine how we will fit in and take over.
“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been” – Wayne Gretzky.
Only when everybody at a company decides that they are not going to be happy staying where they are, the company can grow to its full potential.
Are you doing whatever it takes to win every day? Are you asking for help to fix something that’s broken? Are you finding what’s needed to finish a task that’s not complete?
By doing the bare minimum, you can’t win at a high level! Do everything you can with urgency and diligence!
Remember: Commitment is not always convenient!
With the Super Bowl set between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, there are 30 other organizations who are sitting at home waiting for next season. Each of the 30 teams sitting at home work hard 365 days per year to better themselves and better their teammates. However, the two teams left did something more. They were better. I guarantee you each player held themselves just a little more accountable, worked a little harder, were slightly more committed to team success.
Most of all, I guarantee you they refused to accept where they were throughout the season. They were focused on improving as individual players and as a team, never accepting where they were any Sunday.
As a team, a new company, I ask my employees to decide three simple things: are we accepting where we stand today? How can we outwork and outsmart our competition? And lastly, how can we do better tomorrow and reach the lofty goals we set for ourselves?
If you haven’t already, please check out CollectibleXchange, or cxstuff.com. CX was created just for you! If you’re looking to buy or sell any collectibles, this is the #1 place to be! Check it out and let me know what you think.
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