Let Us Be Part of Your Team!

It’s fall and football season. While I’ve loved professional football as a child (the Miami Dolphins have a cool mascot!), I never watched much college football. Until now. My sons attend Baylor and I can’t help but get excited about the team they love: the Baylor Bears. It helps they have a winning streak, too! But the game this weekend almost changed that.

As I listened to the Baylor-TCU on the radio, Baylor was down by 2 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter. No problem. It was only 2 touchdowns. Heading into to 4th quarter, however, TCU was 6 yards from the goal. Soon they were 3 touchdowns ahead, a seemingly impossible deficit to overcome! So I turned off the radio to finish fixing dinner and enjoy the rest of my evening.

The next morning, when I checked the score, I was shocked! So shocked that I had to read the postgame articles to find out what had happened. Baylor overcame the 21 point deficit and won the game with a 3 point field goal as the clock ran out! How did they do it? What kinds of lessons can we glean from the Baylor comeback to help us in work and life?

Bryce Petty's belief in his team fueled their 4th quarter comeback.

Bryce Petty’s belief in his team fueled their 4th quarter comeback.

Believe. QB Bryce Petty believed his team could win. “I told our guys we weren’t going to lose that game. I don’t know why I felt that, I just knew, looking in the guys’ faces, we were going to come back in that game,” said Petty. He believed and inspired his team despite an interception by the opposing that was returned for a 49 yard touchdown. At that point, Baylor could have accepted defeat. But belief kept them moving, inspiring 24 unanswered points.

Business lesson: Sometime we can feel like we are hopelessly behind. Maybe we didn’t meet our goals. Perhaps we made some costly mistakes. Strong belief in our ability to overcome our challenges fuels our resolve to take the next step. Without it, we tend to retreat and give up. And All we need to do is take the next step!

When our best efforts are thwarted, we can shake off disappointment and move forward.

When our best efforts are thwarted, we can shake off disappointment and move forward.

Don’t Get Rattled. Instead of letting an interception rattle them, the Bears shook off the setback and used it to fuel the drive to win. What if the team viewed that as a sign that they would fail? What if they beat themselves up for turning over the ball? We all know the answer to that! I wouldn’t be writing this article if they had. But they didn’t let the mistakes of the first 3 quarters shake them. Even though they never got the lead until the final seconds of the game, they didn’t let that stop them from working on the next play and the next play and the next play.

Business lesson:  As business professionals or serious entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves thwarted in our attempts to close a sale or even just to pay our bills. A prospective customer suddenly changes his mind and buys from a competitor. A promised contract falls through. Even worse, an expected medical emergency brings crushing bills. What is your challenge? Are you tempted to hide? Is fear of failure holding you back? Are you afraid that you will continue to make the same mistakes?  The Baylor Bears teach us to shake it off and make the next play. Master your emotions! Are you afraid? Act now! Call the next customer. Remember, failure isn’t final. Don’t beat yourself up for your mistakes. Learn from the challenge, put it behind you and do the next thing.

You can still win when you feel behind.

You can still win when you feel behind.

Focus: The team was behind the entire game and did not get ahead until Chris Callahan kicked the 3 point field goal that won the game for Baylor. Chris is an unlikely hero. The five field goal attempts he made before were unsuccessful. And now, the whole team, the whole stadium was watching the freshman complete an amazing quarter. What encouragement did Petty giveCallahan? Focus only on himself and the job. I’m sure the 5 previous failed attempts tried to cloud his thinking. Nevertheless, Chris focused on what he knew he needed to do to get that filed goal. And the ball saliedk between the goal posts as the clock ran out.

Business lesson: Pretty simple. We just talked about not getting rattled, not letting our failures determine our next move. And to do that we need to focus. Focus on the next action. Focus on the next customer. Focus on the person in front of you. Focus on the task at hand. Even if there is pressure, just focus on our ability and the job at hand. Ultimately, if we see ourselves succeeding and we don’t give up, we will create the success we are looking for.

It isn’t just one play that creates success. It’s doing all the right things we do when we are winning  that keeps us from losing.

Going into the last quarter of the year, let us be part of your team .  We are here to help you with your temporary housing needs. If you have people in Del Rio, Laredo, Eagle Pass, or Uvalde, Texas,  we can make your job easier by providing the best quality furnished apartments at competitive pricing. Call us to get your quote today.

And by the way, great job, team!!

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3 Places to Take the Family when you are in Laredo, Texas

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See live alligators from the Rio Grande ecosystem at the Lamar Vergar Environmental Science Center at the Laredo Community College.

Are you traveling to Laredo this summer? Wondering what there is to do? Visit these fun, educational attractions for the whole family!

If you like the wild side, then the Lamar Vergara Environmental Science Center is the place for you

. Children will enjoy learning about the plants and animals that live in the region surrounding Laredo in this living laboratory. Housed at the Laredo Community College, this is a must see for all nature buffs.

Address: W End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 764-5701
Webwww.laredo.edu

 

 

See the stars at this state of the art planetarium at Texas A&M International University.

Want to look to the stars? The Planetarium on the campus of Texas A&M International University is your next stop. With state of the art projectors, you and your child can view the stars from any part of the known universe. Open to the public for shows and stargazing, the Planetarium at TAMIU is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the state of Texas. Shows include “The Little Star That Could” and “Attack of the Space Pirates.”, a sure hit with children of all ages.

Address: 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041

Phone: (956) 326-DOME (3663)
Webwww.tamiu.edu/planetarium

 

Learn through discovery at the Imaginarium of South Texas located at the Mall Del Norte in Laredo, Texas.

Learn through discovery at the Imaginarium of South Texas located at the Mall Del Norte in Laredo, Texas.

The Imaginarium  at Mall del Norte offers one of a kind fun that the whole family can enjoy.  Go to the Critter Corner for hands-on activities to learn about reptiles, insects and amphibians. Or head over to the Union Pacific Train Station to learn the story of the train system. By providing an interactive learning experience through exhibits and programs, the Imaginarium fulfills it mission to “ individual sense of inquiry and that inspire youth with a focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).”

Address: 5300 San Dario, Ste. 505, Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: (956) 728-0404
Webwww.imaginariumstx.org

Of course, we want to help make your stay in Laredo the very best it can be. At Capri Temporary Housing, we provide furnished apartments that give you that home away from home feeling.

More room than a hotel!

More room than a hotel!

Located in gated communities throughout Laredo, our apartments offer the convenience of an extended stay hotel with plenty of room to stretch out! Call us at 800-258-3959 to lock in your summer rate and reserve your apartment today! Hurry, these won’t last long!

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Furnished Apartments in Laredo, Texas

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Enjoy the comforts of home in your very own luxury furnished corporate apartment!

lobby area Available June 1st, live in style in our 1 bedroom fully serviced apartment located in Laredo, Texas, at Cienega Linda Apartment Community. pool Here’s what you can expect:

Luxurious queen bedroom set and comfortable furnishings in your 690 square foot apartment. We take care of all the utilities for 1 fee! Want your own personal wifi? It’s included!

A gated community with a resort style pool, 24 hour fitness center and Texas sized balcony.

Conveniently located off Del Mar Blvd, you will love this professionally managed community. What do you need to bring? Just yourself! We’ve taken care of the rest!

 

Normally this unit runs $90/day, but call 800-258-3959 today for our specials! Hurry these apartments won’t last!!

 

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