The Alabama Crimson Tide’s head football coach, Nick Saban might be the most polarizing figure in college sports today.
He is either beloved by his Crimson faithful or reviled by his competition. But, whether you love him or you hate him there is something you can learn from one of the most successful coaches in college football history. [Saban boasts 4 National Championships]
Picture yourself as a Hollywood manager.
Or, maybe a star athlete’s agent.
The talent you represent demands top dollar. He is getting top billing, by the way.
He just signed that big dollar contract.
You’re responsible if he gets in trouble, doesn’t show up for his shoot or his team practice.
If he screws up, you’re the one who would have to put together his press junket and write his statement.
You’ll also be held financially responsible if he gets cancelled, replaced, or cut in the form of your commission or cut.
How would you handle him?
Do you remember when you first started learning the alphabet? You looked at a page in your favorite storybook. There were these funny symbols. One looked like a tent, another looked like an up-turned camel.
You didn’t know what to think: How were you ever gonna learn all of these?
Using the Sunk Cost Fallacy to Stay Motivated
The other day I was reading a book on my Kindle and stopped to think, “Why am I reading this, instead of the ten books I downloaded for free?”
I also remembered that I had an interesting book that I had downloaded, but only ever read the forward. The book is Choose Yourself by James Altucher. James is nice enough to offer this book on Kindle for only 99 cents, but 99 cents might not be enough to motivate me to read the book.