My daughter’s Junior Olympic Volleyball team played in their last big tournament in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. This tournament marked the end of a grueling six month season. These teams practiced several times a week and then played four to seven games back-to-back in weekend tournaments. Some of these tournaments were two-days adding several more games to their schedules.
It actually seems like we’ve gone a little overboard with all of this, but what do I know?
One thing’s for sure, they get a lot of playing time and improve significantly throughout the season. You’d probably be surprised at how good young athletes are in every sport these days. They’re years ahead of where our skills sets would have been at their ages. These kids start very young and they play several times a week for twelve months out of the year. They rarely have a month off, which is why they all seemed to get burned out by high school.
After watching her team play 30 to 40 games over the last few months, it became obvious that they would actually beat themselves in each game they lost. In fact, her team made the same four mistakes over and over again losing 15 to 20 points in each game.
I’m not a volleyball coach by any means, but it seemed to me that her team could make massive improvements simply by learning to minimize these four mistakes. Small improvements in each of these mistakes would have easily moved this team from good to great.
I’ll even go a little further and say you’d find this same situation happening in every sport. Teams end up beating themselves by making the same mistakes over and over again. This situation is so prevalent that we might even be able to apply it to our own lives, too.
Where are we making the same mistake(s) over and over again?
If you’re able to see the mistake you’re making, you’ll be able to improve instantly by simply minimizing it.
We can even go one step further by studying the mistakes others seem to make repeatedly. We can figure out where others tend to go off course and then we can take action to avoid this ourselves.
Since launching my Cashflownaire Membership last year, I’ve been spending a lot of time studying how people fail financially. And believe it or not, I’ve uncovered several commonalities among those who struggle financially including those who end up going broke. I’ve actually included a special 11-page bonus report with this month’s Cashflownaire Newsletter detailing the commonalities of failure for those who invest in real estate. If you’re thinking about investing in real estate or currently own real estate, you can easily improve your results by studying these mistakes and following the suggestions to avoid each one yourself.
You can grab this BONUS Report and the actual Cashflownaire Newsletter here:
The small investment to join the membership may end up saving you thousands of dollars. I’m being serious with this statement. Studying mistakes is extremely important, yet most people never do it. 🙁
P.S. In my June Cashflownaire Newsletter, which will be released to all members next month, I’ve actually detailed the commonalities found in some of biggest financial failures in history. This study goes further than the real estate failures included in this month’s bonus report. It will be an eye-opener!
P.P.S. I realize the average person isn’t concerned with studying failures. They’re only interested in getting rich quickly. They haven’t learned how much easier it is to win at life when you’re able to side step costly mistakes.
I’ve had to learn all of this the hard way.