Nathan T. Edwards
January 29th, 2016 by GBN1

Nathan T. Edwards
The Winning Formula.


I watched the NBA (National Basketball Association) champions; the Golden State Warriors destroy the Cleveland Cavaliers (Lebron James’ team) the other night.  Then, two nights later they did the same thing to our home team, the Chicago Bulls.

I asked myself, how did this team, who up until a few years ago was just run of the mill, become so dominant?  Yes, they have a star player in Stephan Curry, but every good team has a star player.  This team is different.  Now, I am not a basketball expert.   But I am a good observer of human behavior.  Here is what I saw…

Teamwork.  Instead of clearing one side of the floor for a super star to go one-on-one, they pass the ball continually until one of them has an open shot

Hustle.  They get up and down the court faster than the other team.

Enthusiasm.  They hug and congratulate each other constantly.  Their bench players get on their feet and root for the guys on the court.

Practice.  The TV showed their start player showing up and practicing for hours before the game time.

Wow, that looks like a formula that has more applicability than just for basketball.  It looks, to me like a winning formula for success in all aspects of life.  Think about it.

Work with others. Give them a chance to contribute.

Work hard.

With a smile on your face

And do your job to the best of your ability by practicing and learning

Our company, Advanage Diversified Products, Inc., offers jobs to young people from the under privileged, inner cities of America.  We’ve done this successfully for over 35 years, that’s right, 35 years!

And guess what, our formula for success with these young Americans matches up very closely with what we see on the basketball court with the world champions.  That’s because in addition to teaching our young people workforce skills, we teach them how to work with others, hustle, smile and do the job to the best of their ability.   No experience necessary… just a willingness to listen, learn and work hard.

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