“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
What?!? Get into Basketball Workouts like a Car Salesman
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A successful salesman/woman has a certain system to get a sale and inside this system is a concept of momentum for a buyer. But how do we create momentum in our lives, in our basketball workouts, in our game and really make progress?
First off, we start with something small. When salespeople want to make a sale, there is a proven theory that if you get a buyer to comply with a smaller act than say buying the whole car, 76% of the time the buyer will take the next step to buy something bigger.
You are probably asking, “How does this apply to me?”
I’ll tell you.
Create momentum by creating small acts of purpose in the direction you want to move. As a salesman or saleswoman, a coach, a player, or a parent, getting action out of yourself or a someone buying into your product helps when the buyer agrees with a small step in that direction.
I use this baseball analogy: try hitting singles, not home runs.
After you get a person (or yourself) to hit a single, whether it’s my own action or a kid I want to start to inspire to reach his/her potential, it’s all about hitting those singles and getting on base every day.
If a kid doesn’t want to get on base and you can’t help them understand why it’s important, start looking for other avenues for their energy and time. Don’t waste time doing something a player isn’t passionate about.
That’s how you create positive momentum. Just like a game, winning each moment of every game or every practice with singles will give you the best chance at getting what you want.
So let’s break it down one more time.
If you are an athlete, a coach, a parent, just start with that small step. If kids don’t want to take that small step to work, sweat, or practice their game on their own (or with you), you are wasting your time, their time, and the life lessons basketball teach us will be missed.
If you are worried about personal accountability, try this on for size!
Socially sharing your dream and daily short term goals helps personal accountability.
By showing up, by sharing your dreams with people, friends, teammates and being accountable to what you share, you are starting to compete with not only yourself (in making the best you), but also against the other million athletes trying to succeed in sports.
In today’s age of social media, we should use this technology to tap into our own personal accountability protocol instead of trying to look cool and get followers. Post your fitness or daily basketball goals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and see if you stick to them.
Invite another friend or teammate to do it with you and post your efforts for the people that are following you.
As a player, I would naturally try these play social sharing experiments with my teammates and friends around me. Everyone will tell you that I am annoying like that.
I would challenge my friends to shoot 9,000 shots a month with me (300 shots a day X 30 days).
Or now, I’m challenging friends, even my mom to start training for a sprint triathlon to participate in with me.
I would constantly text them how many shots I made out of 300 or what my workout was on the track, pool, or bike!
Basketball Workout Tip #1: Use a social sharing and accountability protocol to your advantage and feel the internal pressure to stick with something publically or with friends.
Basketball Workout Tip #2. By writing it down, you make it real. If you don’t want to work at it making it real every day, maybe you aren’t that passionate about it?
Basketball Workout Tip #3: Focus on hitting singles, not home runs. Successful salespeople try to get people to move one small step towards their ultimate goal. Once they do that, 76% of the people will follow through!
That’s how a small step helps you buy in. Players should make basketball workouts and basketball training real, just like their goals. If it’s not real, if you can’t see it, feel it, envision it, and be socially accountable for it, it’s not real.
STOP WASTING YOUR PLAYERS OR YOUR OWN TIME!
Founder of Trevor Huffman Basketball Academy
PS. SHARE IT BABY, SHARE IT! BE DIFFERENT, BE BRAVE!