Why Brett Favre…Why?

(Part 7) Empower Your Summer: Like The Pros Who Raise Their Game and Reach New Fame.

 Rumor has it, Brett Favre is back. I’m ’bout to have a lol attack. What’s he trying to prove? Vikings have nothing to lose. Coach wanted him to return. Favre hoping to not get burned. Teammates made offer he couldn’t refuse. As a free agent it’s his to choose. Why’s Favre still in demand?

A question for pros and regular Joes. Performing above the status quo. On the job where things get boring. On the field where talent keeps scoring. Favre brings a certain presence in the game. The players still believe in his name. Says more about the coaching staff as well. Makes it an easier sell.

Retirement comes sooner for pros. Even later for working Joes. But Favre remains in it to win it. Like bringing passion to building widgets. Playing smarter, not just harder. Staying healthy, getting wealthy. Reinventing his game for new acclaim. Making rookies wonder and veterans ponder.

So what’s the real deal? On Favre coming back as the man of steel. He got paid. With millions to be made. He had ankle surgery. To regain his mobility. With Favre it’s like magic. The way he turns botched plays from being tragic. All in the possibilities. Seeing dreams turned to realities.

Some see him as a jerk. Others feel it’s all in a day’s work. The way you hustle and flow. And put on a dazzling show. Keep on keeping on. From dusk ‘til dawn. Favre might seem to be a mystery. But his name will go down in history. As one of the oldest record holders. Showing how to live bolder.

Tip: 40 is the new 20 when passion to win flows plenty.

Talkback: What’s it going to take for Favre to lead the Vikings to the Superbowl?

New York, New York: Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of.

(Part 6) Empower Your Summer: Like The Pros Who Raise Their Game and Reach New Fame.

 The game for bragging rights. New York vs. New York. Jets vs. Giants. Squared-off in a pre-season match-up. With the Giants coming out on top. Looking like they’ll be tough to stop. A preview of things to come? Some new stars on the horizon. And veteran careers on the rising.

No Darrelle Rivas yet. LaDainian Tomlinson showed no sweat. Having been traded from the Chargers. Hoping to win a Superbowl sooner than later. Dream big but start small. That’s what it says to us all. Gotta shoot for reaching the big game. It’s every player’s road to ‘nuff fame.

Eli Manning gets injured. Not wanting to point the finger. A botched play ruffles his feathers. Limited playing time for the regulars. Pre-season’s a time to work hard. For those trying to make the scorecard. Victor Cruz might have earned a spot. Playing with passion that shows he’s hot.  

New stadium for teams to share. Soon there’ll be fireworks bursting in air. Hoping things come together. No matter the weather. Fans paying for season tickets. Just loving the atmosphere and whatever. Watching Mark Sanchez getting better and having fun. Under the lights or afternoon sun.

No-names becoming big-names. Rookies becoming regulars. All in a day’s journey. On the gridiron or real life story. As seen on TV. As seen in New York. There’s room for you. To achieve a breakthrough. Take your dream and make it. Even if at first you have to fake it.

Tip: Some careers take grit, others take wit. But success in any field is doing whatever it takes to be a hit.

Talkback: (How ’bout them Giants?) What’s it going to take for the Jets to get Rivas back before the season kickoff?

Where Did JetBlue Flight Attendant, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt Lose Their Mojo?

(Part 5) Empower Your Summer: Like The Pros Who Raise Their Game and Reach New Fame.

 Tiger Woods lost his game. He’s trying to clean-up his name. Usian Bolt got beat. Tyson Gay wins at recent track meet. JetBlue flight attendant loses his cool. Friends on Facebook don’t think he’s a fool. Woods and Bolt take time-off. Flight attendant has timeout. Need to get their groove back.

Maybe they should check with Stella. Who got hers back in Jamaica. Fun and jokes aside. They might have to swallow their pride. Woods hasn’t won since his return. Bolt skips out on money he could earn. It will take a new and improved focus. More than just wishful thinking or hocus pocus.

Athletes can experience burnout. Happens to working professionals too. Yes, they’re trying to re-group. Bolt may be sipping on chicken soup. Setbacks will cause disappointment. Layoffs may affect your deportment. But a comeback is on the way. In the fight of your life? Win again someday.

Bolt’s been checked out by the Doctors. Back injury has him sidelined ‘til December. Woods still meeting with lawyers. To settle the divorce orders. When all is said and done. Both can return to form at #1. Some jobs are for the skillfully swift. But victory is for all those who reach the finish.

Sometimes life brings a wake-up call. To take action and not stall. Starting a business. Living your dream. Finding yourself on a winning team. Sick and tired of the job or boss? Need a makeover at all cost? Start to envision a new you. Build on your accomplishments with follow-thru. 

Tip: Getting your groove back takes having an eye on the future and then looking back.

Talkback: Has anything on the job (stress, burnout, the boss) ever caused you to “lose it?”

NY Yankees Alex Rodrigues Needs a Breakthrough to Come True.

(Part 4) Empower Your Summer: Like The Pros Who Raise Their Game and Reach New Fame.

 Stuck on 599. That’s the A-Rod latest. As he tries to land among the greatest. Hitting 600 homeruns or more. Only six others have reached that score. What’s it going to take? For him to roundtrip the plate. Maybe Tony Robbins knows a thing or two. For how to have a breakthrough.

A goal is something to shoot for. A dream in your heart into which you pour. Everybody’s got something they can work on. Whether personal or in your profession. A-rod is knocking at the door. Only needs to hit one more. Robbins says breakthroughs are hard to plan. Just use what’s in your hand.

For A-Rod that might be the bat. For others it’s not as simple as that. Robbins should know plenty. About having a strategy. For reaching your destiny. Make that move. Get in the groove. Show what you know. Raise your energy and flow. Let it come to you. Be ready for something new.

Success is a process. Not just how you dress. Gotta work at it. Knowing that it might not come quick. How does the breakthrough happen? By not being satisfied. With the status quo. Oprah might say. It’s in how you press your way. To landing your own show. Turning doubt into “getup-and-go.”

A-Rod’s hoping to shake bad press. Moving beyond the steroid mess. Robbins hoping people get to see. Who is the inner me. What about you? Starting now. With the what and the how. For getting past the past. Feeling free at last. Shaking up your lifestyle. To being wicked and wild.

Tip: There’s nothing like a good jolt that gets your career or business running like Usain Bolt.

Talkback: Was there ever a time you felt stuck? How did you get unstuck?