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15 Life Lessons From the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles

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No one thought they’d win. Not the media, not football fans or even the casual observer. How do you beat Tom Brady and a franchise that keeps on winning? How does a city that has never won a Superbowl beat a city that has won 5? How do you take on the greatest quarterback of all time and come out victorious?

Whatever you may believe about the Patriots dominance or the Eagles lack of winning championships, both teams found themselves in chilly Minnesota weather playing for the coveted championship trophy.

Football fan or not, the Eagles pulled off the ultimate underdog win. How does a no-name, no Championship under their belt, no pomp team come out victorious against one of the greatest teams of all times? The Eagles soared while the Patriots came to a crashing halt.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an Eagles fan or not because there are 15 life lessons we can take away from the 2018 Super Bowl:

1. Don’t be intimidated

If you walked onto the battlefield against a superior team, you might be shaking in your helmet. If this is you, then you have lost the game before you stepped onto the field, yet the Eagles reminded us that even if you’re seen as the weaker team by everyone else, you don’t have to be intimidated. You show up to win. The only game that matters is the one in front of you today.  

2. Take risks

The Eagles played like confident superstars who had been to the Super Bowl many times before. They took risks including what’s called one of the riskiest plays in sports history called the “Philly special”. Despite the fact they were underdogs, they came in with the confidence of a team determined to win.

3. Focus on your own game

You can’t go onto the battlefield of life wondering what life or the other team is going to do. All you can do is come in with your own battle plan, your own strategies and your own game. Execute your goals and achieve your plans instead of being preoccupied with what the other side is doing. Play your own game.  

4. Never give up

Don’t give up before you step on the field. Never give up before you start. Don’t let what others say, what the media says and what people around you think, determine the outcome. Create your own game, and achieve your own outcome. Don’t throw in the towel until the game’s over.

“We might have just won the Super Bowl, but we all have daily struggles. That’s where my faith comes in. That’s where my family comes in. I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that it’s an opportunity for your character to grow.” – Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

5. Always stay hopeful

No matter how much the odds are against you, stay focused on the possibilities. Have hope that you will get through whatever challenge comes your way. Stay focused on your strengths, your preparation and your ability.

6. Stay present

Play the game that’s in front of you today. You don’t have to play against the legends of the past or heroes of tomorrow. You don’t have to play against the other side’s reputation or history. One play at a time, one day at a time.

7. Don’t stay stuck in the past

Don’t remind yourself that you weren’t the best or you’ve lost before or struggled. The past is the past. You’re not the person of the past, you’re the person of today.

8. Keep getting better

It’s not about being the very best today. All you have to do in Super Bowls and life is keep getting better than you were before. Always keep improving because your life’s biggest game could be today’s game or the next game.

9. Believe in yourself

You’re the only one who can believe in yourself. When the odds are against you and the media is against you, all you can do is remind yourself of the work you’ve done, your abilities and the circumstances working out for you.

10. Don’t play like you’re the underdog

Underdogs usually come in scared and prepared to lose. The Eagles walked in like they were the championship team. They played like they were the top dogs running circles around a more experienced, winning team.

11. Stay aggressive

Keep pushing ahead. Don’t slow down just because you’re unproven. Go faster, push harder and come in with a winning mentality. Condition your mind to believe that you’re on equal footing as the opposition.

12. Keep preparing

Build your skills, your team, your mind and your body. It’s not starting today and it’s not over today. If you’re in it for the long run, keep conditioning yourself knowing your big moment could show up any day. It may be today or tomorrow, but you’re going to be ready either way.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is a part of life. It’s a part of building character and growing. Without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes.” – Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback

13. Up all aspects of your game

The Eagles didn’t just play well on one side of the field. Similarly, you can’t just be good in one part of your life and expect to improve every part of your life. Your personal life, social life and health can improve, because all aspects of your life are tied together. Improve all parts of your life to face your most trying day.

14. Have a support system

You can’t do it alone. While one team had one star that shined, the Eagles had many stars that shined. They came in together as one unit, relied on each other and supported each other. They worked together like a machine, not taking credit for themselves but giving the credit to team-mates, coaches, families and fans. You need a team.

15. Your time is coming

One day you may feel like you’re done but the very next day, the ultimate gift could come your way propelling you to success and glory. People give up to soon. Nick Foles was about to retire last year but hung around for one more year to be the game winning quarterback and most valuable player. Your day of victory may be coming soon, so do not quit before it gets here.

What are some life lessons you learned watching the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots? Comment below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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