Do you know what it feels like to exhaust yourself, give everything you have, bring the most and best out of yourself, and then win a championship?
A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to watch a baseball classic come to and end when the Chicago Cubs won in 10 innings of Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians. I watched the players jump up and down, yell, scream, high five, hug, and celebrate like champions. To me it doesn’t matter what the sport is, I just love watching winners give everything they have and get super emotional after.
Saturday night (December 17, 2016) was another one of those moments.
Every year, I host a really fun weekend for the Top Players in our group of companies. This year, we had about 120 people come to Los Angeles for another action packed weekend. As the teams were put together for the Big Bear Classic, Liam was asked to take on a tricky task. His powerhouse (Picha) was in a position to lead a team himself, and Liam and Wanis would then have to partner up to put together a “marmalade team” from two different organizations.
I felt for Liam – as I thought there was a good chance that this team might come in dead last just simply because there will be a lack of synergy since the team spawned from two orgs and because Liam’s star player was now a competitor.
We started off bright and early on Saturday morning with a “running event”, and it was followed up with a 7-person ski event. Gareth Roberts proved in the preliminary heats that his team was unbelievable with the skis. These guys basically figured out how to run in these crazy skis. I was so confident that Gareth’s team would win, I bet my buddy Cog-A-Dog a beer that Gareth’s team would blow Liam’s out of the water. This was my second time mistakingly betting against Liam. Liam’s team squeeked out the W, and I found myself chugging a Miller Lite.
As the contest went on, Liam found himself going head-to-head with the mighty Joe Nolan team in the finals. Joe’s team (in my opinion) won the “team spirit” award as they were hyped, loud, and winning most challenges. Somehow Liam’s team won 5 straight beer pong games to pull off the championship. It was an unbelievable run and an unbelievable weekend.
Congratulations Liam, Wanis, Rod, Phil, Patrick, Randi, Danny, Christopher, James, and Sonia. You guys are winners, and you were lead by a winner. You guys stepped up to the challenges, you bonded and became one unit, and you taught us all some great lessons.
- Never under-estimate a couple of men that served this country (these guys know how to win).
- Never under-estimate an “Angry Rod” – when this guy is focused – he brings himself to a new level.
- Never under-estimate the swag and quiet diplomacy of the Egyptian – he made sure all dialog on the team was positive (not one ounce of negative energy…. ever).
- Never upset Randi. 2016 hasn’t exactly been kind to her, but she refused to let the year end on any kind of loss.
- Never refer to Phil as Samuel L. Jackson.
- It doesn’t make sense to bet against Patrick considering he’s higher than a kite – he’s starting his first business next week.
- And when you have a couple of rookies like Danny and Sonia – you never know what you’ll get. These rooks brought their best and showed us that the new guys are optimistic and expect the best from themselves.
- And of course, we learned that Liam Boyer understands and exhibits the Law of Victory: Winners Find a Way to Win.
Liam gave us an exclamation mark for 2016, and he’s telling us all he can compete with the best of us. I am betting on Liam’s Organization winning in 2017, and we will crown a new Org Consultant within the next 18 months.
One of my stock tips for 2017: buy Boyer stock. It’s on the rise.
Check out this video from our Top Gun/BBC Weekend!