Wel­come to Slam Dunk! My month­ly newslet­ter designed to help you, and your busi­ness, be more suc­cess­ful. I share my pas­sion to help lead­ers lead and teams succeed!
Speak­ing Calendar
To engage me to speak to your orga­ni­za­tion, or to hear me speak at an upcom­ing event on the cal­en­dar below, con­tact my team at wecare@7ft4.com.
Salt Lake City, UT Sep­tem­ber 13
San Anto­nio, TX Sep­tem­ber 15
Chica­go, IL Sep­tem­ber 17
Moab, UT Sep­tem­ber 26
Cen­tralia, WA Octo­ber 10

In an unprece­dent­ed move last week, the NBA Play­ers Asso­ca­tion announced it was fund­ing a pro­gram to pro­vide health care cov­er­age for all retired play­ers with at least three years of ser­vice. In the world of pro­fes­sion­al sports, this is an his­toric event to say the least. And frankly, it is a stark con­trast to the pop­u­lar­ly held belief that ALL pro ath­letes are self-cen­tered and self-serv­ing. Even retired ath­letes can fall vic­tim to the default par­a­digm of com­par­i­son: “Hey you have so much, why aren’t you doing more for us?” The recent deci­sion by cur­rent NBA play­ers, like Chris Paul and LeBron James, has cer­tain­ly shat­tered that poor­ly held assump­tion. They have proven that they do indeed have the retired play­ers’ backs. They are look­ing out for, and pro­tect­ing, those who came before them. They care about the entire NBA team.

Have you ever felt some­one should be doing more for you or for your team?
I believe every­one wants to feel pro­tect­ed, to know some­one has their back and their best inter­est in mind. In many cas­es we are looked after by employ­ers through health insur­ance and oth­er ben­e­fits that may come with the job. How­ev­er, when you get to the heart of the mat­ter, I believe what we val­ue most is the knowl­edge and feel­ing that those close to us tru­ly care. The feel­ing that those we work with are there for us when need­ed. Those actions and sen­ti­ments make all the difference.
Take a look around the office. Who would you seek out if you real­ly had a prob­lem or need­ed to talk? Who would come to you? Have you asked any­one to lunch recent­ly? Chat­ted over a cup of cof­fee to see how some­one in your cir­cle of influ­ence is doing—personally or pro­fes­sion­al­ly? Are you pro­tect­ing your friends, fam­i­ly, or co-work­ers in some way?
Part of being on a team is tak­ing a step beyond just show­ing up and doing a job. Sim­ply check­ing in reg­u­lar­ly will give you valu­able insight on the well-being of oth­ers, improve morale and ulti­mate­ly, the bot­tom line.

Action Step

Write down the names of 3 peo­ple you need to let know you have their back–this can be co-work­ers, fam­i­ly mem­bers or friends. Pick a day this week and exe­cute the play. Let them know you’re there for them.
We appre­ci­ate hav­ing you on our team and ask that if you know of com­pa­nies look­ing for an out­stand­ing speak­er to present at their upcom­ing meet­ing or event, please rec­om­mend they con­tact us at 435–565-1585 or wecare@7ft4.com.

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