Motivation Is Critical
You have to keep yourself upbeat, inspired, and filled with enthusiasm in your role as a college scout. This is critical.
You’re going to be met with various challenges, run into obstacles, and be hit by one brick wall after another.
Rejection can be crushing at times, pushing you to the limits of quitting.
You’re doing your best trying to get your message across to the parents of student-athletes, but no one is listening because they’re preoccupied with their own agenda.
I have been there personally and on the edge of giving up.
I know exactly how it feels to struggle in this business when you’re running out of motivation.
This can be a challenging business from top to bottom. Oh, I truly get it! I really do.
Through the jungle of confusion, I found ways to motivate myself to keep going, to not give up, and to get better every single day.
Set short-term goals.
- Talk to three new parents daily.
- Sign up five new student-athletes monthly.
- Write four blog posts a month.
- Attend one high school game per week.
- Read motivational and inspiring books daily.
These are clearly goals, but there’s something that can keep you motivated and keep you inspired through the rough and the tough times that, no doubt, are coming your way.
Achieving short-term goals was a huge boost to my self-esteem and my confidence.
The biggest motivational boost was getting that payment from a parent. Receiving a payment was a victory and I wanted to win every single day.
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