Ling's Theory of Balls
Rule 1: "Play Ball"
I learned from a relatively early age that the Yanks take their sport seriously. As a expatriate brat of IBM Inc, I attended high school in Greenwich, Conn, when my father was relocated. My first summer saw 'soccer' practice start in 90 degree heat. As a pragmatic Englishman, I tried to dodge the sweat inducing laps around the field that the coach would demand at the end of practice by hiding in the toilets on the first lap and rejoining the runners on the last. I made it two days and was caught on the third. "Ling," coach Smith bellowed, "In order to win it, you gotta be in it!" It's not surprising that coach was also the science teacher since this has got be fact, right? If you aren't physically up and about and in the 'game' you have no chance of getting anything from it. Or as a mentor of mine from the City said to me recently, "If you aren't at the table, you can't share in the spoils of the deal!". How many people for example are out of work and just give up? More and more as the monthly US non-farm payroll employment numbers tell us - it is shocking that this great country has a shrinking 'workforce' as people stop looking for work (and paying tax!). Personal energy is absolutely essential for success. 'Play Ball' is the cornerstone of the TOB. To see the TOB in full visit: www.GarysBalls.com