James Francis Thorpe was an Olympic gold medalist who was known as the greatest, most versatile athlete in the world. His life, and one episode in particular, holds great meaning for us at this moment in time.
He was born in 1887 to the Sac and Fox tribe. Before baptism, his name was Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as Bright Path. He went on to win 2 Olympic gold medals (pentathlon and decathlon), and play college and professional football, baseball and basketball.
The great lesson comes from his participation in the 1912 Olympics decathlon.
Overcoming unanticipated, potentially devastating adversity
Thorpe was not favored to win the decathlon, and just before the competition he found that someone had stolen his shoes. He wore a mismatched pair of replacements, one shoe from the trash. He won the gold medal decisively, setting records that lasted for decades.
You, too, are facing unanticipated, potentially devastating challenges
2020 is our stolen shoes. It changed everything, and nothing is going to change. You can still win – what you need is a plan.
Now after a half year of COVID life and the realistic expectation of another year to come, it appears we need to acknowledge the current environment as the “now normal”… This provokes us to ask, do you really know (vs. assume you know):
- How are your customers and prospects planning for next year?
- How do they prioritize the problem you solve vs. other (new) problems they need to solve with reduced budgets?
- Which are your highest (new) potential prospects? What is your value prop for them?
We’ve got a plan to get you the plan you need. It’s called the Buyer’s Sprint and it takes one week – Monday to Friday – filled with hard work. We’ll coach you through and guide you to the inside track. It’s not easy – you’ve got to push through first level thinking and easy answers – but we’ll be with you every step of the way.
To find out how it works and what you get, please click HERE.
Buyer’s Sprint helps you get where you need to go – fast
In one week you’ll accomplish four goals:
- Updating your knowledge of what your customers are thinking right now that will inform our efforts to retain them, gain more business from them, and to attract others like them.
- Bringing your internal team together around this shared view of what your customers want and how you’re going to give it to them.
- Anchoring your marketing plans in buyer insights, not just product info
- Accelerating your planning process in a one-week intensive.
So there it is – the Buyers Sprint. The push to a near-term go-to-marketing plan that cuts through the fog of confusion and lack of inertia that we are all facing. A plan that is urgent, compelling, and competitively differentiating, without have to look in the trash for a sneaker.
We’d like to tell you more about how it works, and what you get, so please click HERE.
Or, if I, or our A-Team can help, hit me up. Give me a call, text me, send me an email.
See you on the podium.