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Ahhh – I love this time of year! When the searing summer heat starts to subside, and cooler weather moves in to announce it’s time for FOOTBALL!
I recently read an article about Patrick Mahomes only because it had a catchy click-baity title. However, it turned out to be an incredible read! The story revealed that Mahomes has a near perfect photographic memory.
He can provide total recall of each individual football play he has been a part of – even going back to his college days!! He can recall the formation of the defense, the time left on the clock, the reason they called the play, etc. – Incredible!!! How does he do it? Mahomes credits a lot of it to his love of the game and a process that works for him.
This Blog is for people who are not Patrick Mahomes, but for regular-brained people who would like to step up their game and be All-Star Collaborators on a winning Team. If that sounds like you – Keep reading!
I’m a big fan of Andy Reid going back to his days in Philly, and he definitely won the coin toss selecting Mahomes. Andy Reid loves coaching Mahomes because of what he brings to the team and his ability to collaboration with teammates and coaches to draw up winning plays and make the right audibles that counter the defense and put his team in a position of strength.
This is great – you are off the bench and in the huddle – a play is gonna be called and be ready when they call your number – this is what you’ve been training and working so hard for, now it’s time to perform. When the play is a success with big yards after the catch it’s the result of the team collaborating in real time – linemen pointing out potential blitzers, the QB changing the play at the line of scrimmage, receivers going in motion, running backs moving into pass protection or maybe in position for draw play – such misdirection and anticipation before the snap of the ol’ pigskin!
I especially enjoy when a wide-out sees a big mismatch with the defense in front of him and gives a special collaborative look to the QB resulting in a quick-6 – O Ya!!
X’s & O’s
No matter what your profession, to be successful you must study the playbook, watch the film, train, internalize instructions and processes. Learn from mistakes. Learn from other’s successes. Be a team player. And when you have the opportunity to collaborate – put your 2-cents in!
The Locker Room
No matter who you are, you have life experiences that are different from anyone else and that gives you a unique perspective and the potential to be a valuable contributor and collaborator with your team. IF you are not part of a team – think again – you are undoubtedly part of a family, community, or workforce.
Post Game Pep Talk
It was recently discovered that trees live in connection with each other and communicate with each other in a collaborative effort to ensure mutual survival – a perfect analogy to implore us to do the same! Let’s all work together and contribute our unique perspectives in collaboration with others for the sake of growth and progress in our families, communities, and places of work. OK, time to watch some football!
Do you want to improve your skills to become an All Star? You are formally invited to join Watetech’s huddle
to review the X’s & O’s, get in the locker room with industry experts, and collaborate for some post game talk at our water treatment boot camp! Watertech will be hosting a Boot Camp training seminar next month in Waterloo, IA at SingleSpeed Brewing on Wednesday, October 25,
and we need you to register and bring your unique perspective to collaborate with us and develop the best water treatment seminar ever. Visit our website for registration.
Ed Dimler | Territory Manager - Iowa
Ed has worked in the water treatment industry for 31 years and has experience in boiler, cooling, and wastewater chemical treatment programs. Ed leads educational training events and seminars to promote better water management and improve safety. He is a member of ISHE and holds a BA from St Mary's College. Contact him directly at 563-419-8106, email@example.com or follow him on LinkedIn.