212 Degrees

212 degrees

At 211 degrees…water is hot.
At 212 degrees…it boils.
And with boiling water, comes steam.
And steam can power a locomotive.
And, it’s that one extra degree that..
Makes all the difference.

So many times, in business and in life, it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great.

What I love about the 212 degrees idea is that you can use it to fit your own needs. It may be 212 degrees service that you’d like to reinforce, or 212 degrees attitude, leadership, or quality. Or maybe, you’ll choose to build your entire culture around the 212 degrees concept…to differentiate you from your competition.

Don’t be paralyzed by the opinions of others – The burden of expectations on Lebron is immense (and has been since about seventh grade), as are the number of people always hoping for failure.  Performing at a relentlessly high level under this continual grinding level of pressure requires enormous mental toughness, focus and psychological blinders.

Never give up, especially when circumstances most suggest you should – In the fourth quarter of what was instantly a classic Game 6, and the San Antonio Spurs held a seemingly insurmountable lead, Lebron played his best and most inspirational basketball of the playoffs.  He almost single handedly willed the heat to victory when it would have been easy and natural to give in to discouragement.

It takes a Team Spirit – In team sports or business, nothing great is accomplished without relying on others.  Though Lebron occasionally took over games individually when he absolutely had to, his first impulse was always to involve his teammates, making sure they were completely involved in the action.  The San Antonio Spurs could not have been a more worthy opponent, tough as old Texas boots, and Lebron alone could never have won without a total team effort.

If you are a small business owner and wondering why people come in to your business and leave quickly, perhaps you should focus on what it takes to keep the team united. That little extra 212 degrees effort to learn and master team building will transform your life from good to great!

We can teach you all about 212 Degrees team building in our business.

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