Award winning entrepreneur Damian Crofts regularly speaks about his love of all sports, a passion which often transitions into his role as business owner of Monarch Movements.
The London based sales and marketing firm argue there are many similarities between success in the business world and the sporting world. CEO Damian Crofts believes the mentality and philosophy of a successful team of athletes can and should be transferred into a business environment whenever possible.
The Monarch Movements Managing Director this week shared his top 10 sporting quotes, hoping to inspire and motivate others with the wise words of his favourite sports stars:
1 – “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King was a professional tennis player and a former World number 1, winning 39 Grand Slam titles throughout her career.
- “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer
Arnold Daniel Palmer, a pro golfer from the United States, was widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sports’ history.
- “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz
Louis Leo Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst and Damian believes his words are applicable to those hoping to achieve success in any field.
4 – “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”- Ted Williams
Ted Williams was an American baseball player and manager. He spent his Major League Baseball career as a left fielder for the famous Boston Red Sox. His words ring true with aspiring athlete and entrepreneurs alike.
5 – “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
One of the most famous basketball players on the planet, Michael Jordan is widely acknowledged as the greatest basketball player of all-time and offers this gem of advice to any individual in need of motivation.
6 – “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Professional ice hockey player and former coach, Wayne Douglas Gretzky played twenty seasons in the National Hockey League.
7 – “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee
Jacqueline “Jackie” Joyner-Kersee is a retired American track and field athlete, ranked among the greatest athletes of all time. She encouraged to people of all ages and from all walks of life to pursue their dreams no matter what.
8 – “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson
Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson is a former baseball and American football player. He made history when he was named an All-Star in two major sports, baseball and football. He certainly set his goals high and had no regrets in doing so.
9 – “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
Thomas Charles Lasorda is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, best known for his two decades as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
10 – “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street
Picabo Street is an American former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist who refused to acknowledge limits set by anyone including himself.
“A winning mentality, strong work ethic, grit and determination are the four essential characteristics demonstrated in every successful athlete,” explained Damian. “These four qualities are what we hope to instill in our hard-working team of contractors at Monarch Movements.”
The dynamic and cultured sales and marketing firm are based in Angel, North London and specialise in customer acquisition through face-to-face promotional marketing and sales campaigns. Managing Director, Damian Crofts believes there are many lessons businesses can learn from sports, and apply to improve and grow their business.