I’m a Cubs fan. When I was a kid, my grandmother and I watched games on her Zenith TV.
If you follow baseball, you know the Cubs were lovable losers until they won their first World Series in 2016.
If you follow the Cubs, you know they allowed Joe Maddon’s contract to expire even though he managed the team to its first World Series Championship and a club record four consecutive playoff births from 2015 to 2018.
To replace Maddon, the Cubs interviewed several candidates. They eventually narrowed the list to two – Astros bench coach Joe Espada and former catcher and member of the 2016 World Series Championship team, David Ross.
David Ross won the job. What put him over the top? According to sources, it was his strong delivery of a mock 2020 Spring Training team speech.
Despite having no managerial experience, the Cubs invested in him because he inspired confidence and trust with his pitch.
As you know, being an entrepreneur is like grinding out a 162 game baseball season.
And like the Cubs betting on David Ross, investors are betting on your managerial skills. They want to know how you’re going to win more than you lose, handle fierce competition, get the most out of your team, deal with slumps, and address unexpected curve balls.
And it all comes down to your pitch.
Are you prepared to deliver a strong pitch? Do you think your pitch is a home run or a strikeout? If you’re not sure, give me a shout and we’ll figure it out.