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  • James McPartland

Preparation Is Half The Battle

“To be prepared is half the victory.” – Miguel de Cervantes

It may have been basketball coach Bobby Knight whom I heard it from, and it may have been part of a famous Vince Lombardi quote. It went something like this: “The will to win is important, yet the will to prepare is critical”.

Often in my work coaching CEOs and business leaders, I am frequently confronted by the storyline that “I don’t have enough time”. And yet, we each get access to all the time that is available. Great performance is a result of great preparation. Any business, team, or individual that is maximizing their potential is mastering their schedule. It is more than showing up – it is showing up prepared.

I had the honor of interviewing former NFL player, Eric Wood — who shared the value preparation played when he was faced with a sudden shift in his career. So much of life is about transition — and while we can't always "prepare" for sudden shifts in life, we can prepare for the unexpected by practicing our ability to pivot with ease. Take a listen here 👇


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