National Sports Day is a day that is dedicated to the sports and sportspersons in India. To commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, this day is celebrated on 29 August.
Stressing the need to stay healthy and fit, this day is observed to spread awareness regarding the sports and daily activities in every individual`s personal and professional life.
While many of us see the physical side of sports, very few people know that playing sports can help entrepreneurs to become great professional leaders. Business and sports have many similarities. Both require patience, teamwork, goals, strategies, and most importantly the best version of you to make them a success.
Playing or competing in sports can teach people essential lessons that can be important for business. The skills that can provide an edge in a competitive sport can also enhance your entrepreneurial skills.
How to remain focus, determined along with heightened awareness during the challenging times helps entrepreneurs to become better leaders. It creates expansive entrepreneurs.
Many successful entrepreneurs like Dr. Vivek Bindra, who is an internationally acclaimed business motivational coach loves to play football. He admits that sports can bring many benefits to entrepreneurs` lives.
Here is a list of the best five that can help you to sharpen your entrepreneurial skills:
1. Keeps Your Creative Juices Flowing
An entrepreneur has to work on multiple projects at the same time. Every challenge is unique and requires a creative approach. Sports not only help you to tone your muscles but also increase the cognitive function of your brain. This happens due to the increased blood flow to the brain.
So if you are looking for a creative solution to a major business challenge for a couple of days, all you need is a good game of football.
2. Keep you in Better Health
Running a business has to do a lot more with poor health than optimal well-being. Stress, high blood pressure, anger issues, anxiety, and insomnia from too many tasks at hand can result in chronic health issues. Entrepreneurs or business owners who are not indulged in any kind of sports may experience the ill effects of stress and anxiety.
However, business owners with a competitive sport push themselves in many distinct ways to become a better version of themselves. The endorphins released during the training and competing help them to carry over their day-to-day tasks with much ease. They perform better and appear much happier in general.
3. Help you to Broaden Perspective
Turning up to the same workplace, doing the same work with the same people around can become monotonous. It does not help to expand either your mind or life. Perhaps a new project might come up and you might handle it successfully, but over time it will lead to boredom.
Sports help individuals to become more approachable, knowledgeable, and worldly in wider fields. When someone has interests in sports or any other extra-curricular activity other than doing their job, it says a lot about their character and what they are capable of.
4. Teach you about Resilience & Discipline
Competitive sports helps to develop resilience and resourcefulness, and many other traits that help to expand a business and a career. It introduces entrepreneurs to people with new ideas, innovative approaches to traditional problems, backgrounds, and ways of looking at the world.
5. Teach You About Team Work
One of the most significant ways in which sports can prepare entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, or wantrepreneurs with small startup business ideas is by teaching them the importance of collaborative work.
Even if you play a sport that does not require a team to win an individual tournament it requires a joint effort from the athletes, the coaches, staff, and other training partners.
It teaches a great lesson that no organization big or small can thrive without a group of people who know how to work together.
The most amazing part about playing sports is that it helps entrepreneurs or any individual to become a better version of themselves organically.
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