10 Lessons to Learn from Women’s World Cup Soccer 2015 and the Final Match with USA and Japan
Sporting events teach us some great lessons in life. Here are 10 lessons to learn from
. US WNT 2015
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Ya gotta know
(called soccer by the peeps of the USA). International Futbol Ya gotta love Women’s World Cup Soccer.
You must have watched
(7) of USA World Cup Matches, especially all seven The entire Final Match of Women’s World Cup Soccer 2105 – USA v Japan.
And most of all, ya gotta believe.
USWNT 2015 – i believe that we will win – click the pic to see… Carli’s Magical GOAL !
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Sporting events are great teachers for the lessons of life.
Here Are the Ten  Lessons to …
… to learn from the World Cup Tournament and the Final Match of World Cup Soccer with USA and Japan. You will understand these 10 points if you were
to the matches. watching and “listening”
Lesson # 1 – Here’s how to create…
… to create a stand alone and highly recognizable brand.
No Maybes – Dominate with ExceLLence – click image to buy US Jersey
Dominate and show your excellence.
Just do it.
Then no one compares you to anything else.
USA futbol aficionados have now stopped comparing every match to 1999.
US WNT 1999 – Brandi Chastain – No More Comparing
Or how close the USA came to victory four years ago. It is done. The USA dominated and made a worldwide statement.
Do it. Accept no maybes.
US WNT 2015 – a new level of excellence – ya gotta believe
Women’s World Cup Soccer 2015 has now defined…
… a new level of excellence. Here is the
of excellence –
US WNT 2015
Read about how
US Women Shattered TV Ratings
(23 million). Newer information says
25.4 million viewers
watched the USA defeat Japan to win the Women’s World Cup title.
Ya gotta believe.
Lesson # 2 – Once you have momentum,
… use it. When you survive the
Group of Death
, you start believing. They call it the Group of Death for a reason.
And when you defeat a giant like Germany,
… you can conquer the other Goliaths of the world.
Ya gotta believe.
Lesson # 3 – When you have a hungry closer …
Carli Lloyd – Unleash Her – Let Her Run Loose – click pic to see US tank top jersey
… at your business or a
on your team, hungry striker let her run loose.
She just might have a world record hat trick in her untapped arsenal. Ya never know.
Ya gotta believe.
Lesson # 4 – When it’s game time, be fast
. Score early and score often. The so-called Giants furious Ask Carli Lloyd for clarification on this point. are beatable.
Ya gotta believe.
Lesson # 5 – After you get your world record
… your world record hat trick, just keep firing. Raise the bar for the next world record.
Why ? Hey, this needs no explanation.
Ya gotta believe.
Lesson # 6 – When you have just won
.. the game of your life – when you have won the ultimate victory, good for you. But wait !!! You now have more to do.
This is the time for some humility.
Acknowledge your trainers, your parents, your support system – who have all sacrificed more than you have.
the way. the pioneers who led Put your pioneers in the front and center to lift the trophy.
The trophy that they – NOT YOU – rightfully earned.
The pioneers (and your team’s defenders) have spent
Julie Johnston – defense wins championships – click her pic to see Julie’s Facebook page
… have spent
– even if you did score the goals. more time earning that coveted trophy than you
You did NOT get there on your own.
of your worn and torn pioneers. standing on the shoulders Even if they are sitting in the stands or on the bench today.
Lesson # 7 – Celebrate your unsung heroes
… unsung heroes -like
. Honor your play makers – even if others do not.
Especially when others do not.
In fact, honor your play makers more than your goal scorers.
The people who really understand the game – the people who really matter – know who the play makers are.
Those who create the opportunities for you to score.
allowed Holiday and Lloyd
to combine for four goals. Allowed is the operative word. That is,
created opportunities for others
Meghan Klingenberg – StreetFighter and US Defender
By making the other team pay for every inch of artificial turf trespassed with their blood. And sweat. And tears. And then more blood. tireless defenders who kept the team in the game.
Lesson # 8 – Coaching Matters.
Jill Ellis – Yes, Coaching DOES matter.
Yes, coaching does matter. As the tournament progressed, so did the USA. Was this just luck ?
Luck, no. The team and the coach progressed –
strategically and intentionally. With a great coaching plan.
Luck ? Winners do not believe in luck. Winners just grind and then grind some more. Winners create their own luck. Losers create excuses.
A lot. More than players will admit. Not everyone in the USA agreed with the coaching strategies of Jill Ellis. What ? One of the world’s leading goal scorers was sitting on the bench.
had coaching integrity. Doing what was right for the team – regardless of what others were thinking and saying.
No room for whiners. ONLY WINNERS. Click pic to see “divers and cheaters”
And no players were whining.
There’s no room for whiners on a winning team.
Hope Wears the # 1 for a Reason – Hope Works Solo Sometimes – click pic for more HOPE !
And if you have the world’s best goalkeeper,
… use her –
. She can “ice” the world’s best PK shooter by just being herself – regardless . When it matters. Coaching matters. and she can do it Solo Ya gotta believe.
Solo iced Celia Sasic – a near perfect PK shooter – click pic for details
Lesson # 9 – Ya gotta peak
… at the right time –
US WNT’s first matches in the group stage were at exactly the right time. definitely underwhelming.
Megan Rapinoe – ya gotta peak at the RIGHT time – CLICK PIC for MORE Megan
Do you expect your employees
… to give their peak performance all the time every day? If you do, then you don’t know much about performance.
Ask the performance experts.
Ya gotta believe. Believe me. I don’t have the time nor the patience to explain this one to you.
Lesson # 10 – Cheesy Slogans Still Work.
I believe that…
I believe. Do you ?
Your opinion matters. Comment below.
Your coMMents maTTer…
At what point (which game, which play) did you start believing in the US WNT 2015 ?
I’ll start. I starting believing in match # 5 (?) – the (?) quarterfinal match – USA v Germany – when
, the US Goalkeeper, “iced” Germany’s Hope Solo on a critical PK. Up to this point, Celia Sasic And Solo’s antics and mind game literally jumbled the neurons in the mind of Germany’s Sasic to the point where Sasic missed the entire goal. Germany had been nearly perfect in PK’s. Incredible. At that point, Only Hope Solo could do this. ya just gotta believe.