What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Johnny Football

Johnny Manziel or Johnny Football or now Johnny Heisman is the redshirted Freshman Quarterback for Texas A & M University that recently made history as the first Freshman to win the Heisman. Recently celebrating his birthday, December 6th, Manziel won the accolade at what was a slim list of possible Heisman candidate. Reminiscent of another Hesiman winner, Doug Flutie, Manziel led Texas A & M to a 10-2 season with 24 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Now, Manziel will be mentioned in history with the greatest that ever played college football.   The Texas native has a very inspirational story for entrepreneurs and business owners and here's what you can learn from the most recent entrant into the exclusive “fraternity.”

  1. Achieve greatness – Being successful does not just take wanting to be great and wanting to achieve excellence, it requires “chopping at the tree” every single day. Manziel won the award long before he gave his acceptance speech. He won the award with his practice habits, his patience and his discipline. Entrepreneurs and business owners should have the same work ethic and mentality to not just to want success and greatness, but to actually achieve it.
  2. Make history – It's not enough to just be successful. As Manziel did, you should desire to make history. Johnny Football was the first ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and he also became the first freshman to win the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Once your business is built to achieve greatness, look for it to destroy barriers and make history (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg).
  3. Exude confidence – When you put in the time doing your homework and studying the market, your competitors and industry, you will reek of confidence. This is the case both in your business and the way that you run it. The “swagger” that he displayed early during the summer was the reason that he ended up in the podium and when you put in the time with your business, you too will will the “Heisman.”


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