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Business Lessons from Pro Hockey

Written By: Catherine Morgan | No Comments

Go HawksWe have a bad case of hockey on the brain here in Chicago. Our beloved Blackhawks have made it to the finals! What a game is was on Saturday. While I am not much of a sports fan, even I watched the game.

If you follow Carol on Twitter (@caroljsroth), you have seen her posting a lot about hockey. What you might not have seen is this post by Carol on entrepreneur.com “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey.”

Carol begins:

“As we are in the throes of the NHL playoffs, I am spending even more time watching one of my favorite sports (Go Blackhawks!). As I do, it occurs to me how many parallels there are between great hockey teams and great businesses.

Here are a few things you can take away from professional hockey — without having to sacrifice your teeth!

Take Shots, Because It’s a Numbers Game.

It’s not surprising that the famous idiom of “missing 100 percent of the shots that you don’t take” came from a hockey legend — Wayne Gretzky. It’s a fantastic reminder for entrepreneurs. Not only do you need to be willing to put yourself out there and take risks or “shots,” but you need to do so over and over again.”

Read the rest of “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey.”

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Catherine Morgan is the editor of Business Unplugged ™ and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine combines job search strategy development with accountability coaching. Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and entrepreneurship. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.