I am not a NASCAR fan – there I said it.

I am a huge sports fan but some sports sadly, just don’t occupy my time.

But sports and business occupy a great deal of my time.  Day after day I meet with and share stories with entrepreneurs and owners who really want to get their business to the next level and in most cases just don’t know how to get there.

But it’s obvious to me there are few things these NASCAR guys have a few things we can take away.

  • They are ultimately prepared – they look at everything they can ahead of time in order to be proactive.  Remember they have no technology in the car so you can’t blame ‘the system’ if you run out of gas.
  • They are a team – everyone on the team has one focus – to get across the finish line first. From the engine builders, tire changers (those guys ROCK!), crew chief and every part of the staff has one goal – WIN.
  • REDLINE – they run everything they do at MAXIMUM speed and EFFORT.  There is no place for just going through the motions and letting the cards fall where they may.  They practice hard and bring that hard work to the track.

There is no 2nd place for effort – regardless of talent nothing beats effort. If you work on the right things for the right reasons your time will come.

If you look @joegibbsracing you see a culture of excellence, teamwork and performance.

What could you do with that extra .011 Seconds.

I bet Martin Truex wants it back – but do you?

 

———————————————————————————————–Bryan Durkin is the Author of “Stuck On First – the 9 Positions of a Playoff Ready Business”, Speaker and Consultant.  Bryan specializes in emerging growth oriented companies looking to get to the next level.  More information regarding Bryan and his book can be found at his website here.  He loves to connect to motivated CEO’s who are looking to make a change and grow their business today.