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Teams Win Championships: The Cavs Meet The Warriors For It All

Looks like I was prophetic when speaking about what it would take for The Cavs to get past The Hawks. Lebron James was going to need the help of his team. I was asking if he even had the right players around him to defeat the Hawks, a team who got to the Eastern Conference Finals through, teamwork. It turns out he did. J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and several other players stepped up to Help Lebron make his 5th Straight appearance in the NBA Finals.

Lebron James also played incredible, often carrying his team who did not have their 2nd best player Kyrie Irving until the final closing game. As for the Hawks, vital players went down in the series like Kyle Korver. He was one of the best shooters in the NBA all of this past season and his presence was missed. Al Horford got ejected from one of the games and who knows how that might have went, had he been available for the full game.

At the end of the day though (and the end of the series) – what matters is which team gets to 4 wins first; not How they get there or who helps them get there.Getting there, however does come down to what your team does; or does not do.

Teams Win Championships – The Cavs will meet The Warriors on June 4th, for the NBA Championship for the 2014-2015 season. Coming out of the west, is a team that has performed as a team all season long. They play team offense; and team defense too. They are a dangerous team because they work so well together; and it doesn’t hurt that the MVP of the league is on their team as well.

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He also needed his team to step up big time during their series against the Houston Rockets who they sent home in 5 games. In game 4 Steph took a spill and it looked like he might have to sit out a couple of games; it could’ve been even worse …

While he was in the back, getting tested by team officials, Klay Thompson caught fire and helped keep Houston ahead. Harrison Barnes stepped up and played big. So did Draymond Green. Golden State lost Game 4, which the MVP returned to finish. However had he been healthy for the entire game there may not have been a game 5; in spite of James Harden dropping 45 points.

Houston failed to perform as a team; there were great individual performances but, no actual team effort – which is required to stop a team as lethal as Golden State. Just as I asked before – will Lebron James get enough help to overcome the challenge of a real team?

Read Teams Win Championships (Does Lebron Have enough Team to Overcome The Hawks?)

He will need a repeat of the performance his teammates gave him; he’ll also need Kyrie to play for more than just one game. The same is true for the supporting cast of the current MVP of the League – Steph Curry. He will need his team, to win this championship.

It’s the first opportunity for the Warriors in 40 years; and the first opportunity for the Cavaliers to win their first ever. As a sports fan, I am truly looking forward to this.

In the MLM industry we can learn so much from Sports – and if you’re picking up lessons from watching sports, I see nothing wrong with that. Just make sure that when it is game time for you – that you are showing up to aid your teammates. Whether you are the MVP of your team, or a role player on your team – YOU are a necessary cog in the wheel. You are a part of the solution; Teams win Championships – not individuals.

Because the individuals are nothing, without the team.

Jan 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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Teams Win Championships (Does Lebron Have enough Team to Overcome The Hawks?)

Does Lebron and the Cavs have enough ‘TEAM’ to defeat the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals? There’s an famous quote said by one of the greatest winner in sports history. “Teams win Championships” ….

In fact, the full quote goes something like this.  Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

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I say inside our 1mlmsystem; and also on our free mlm training page – that the best trained teams make the most money in our profession. Because those well trained teams, will have Intelligence; and along with that intelligence – comes the knowledge of how important teamwork is; to Win.

Teamwork Wins Championships – but does Lebron have the right players around him, heading into this series to overcome a real team?

That’s the main question heading into this match up, which pits a Cleveland Team that is very injured, with Kyrie Irving doubtful to be at full strength and Kevin Love out for the season. Once again it all falls on the shoulders of the former MVP, to get his team to the Finals.

Can Lebron James do it?

Does he have enough team to overcome a Real team?

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The Atlanta Hawks put 4 All-Stars into this year’s All Star game, because they truly are a team. Over the past 5-7 years they have slowly put together pieces and have assembled a very well balanced, and very talented team. Alongside their allstars, Jeff Teague, Paul Milsap, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are other players who ‘some’ would call ‘role players’ – like DeMarre Carole, Kent Bazemore, Dennis Schroder and several others all chip in; and are responsible for the Hawks being the #1 seed in the East.

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That’s got a lot to do with the success of the Atlanta Hawks. One can argue that the Cavs made some smart moves throughout the season to acquire much better ‘role players’. The truth is, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are going to have to be the Guys that Lebron relies on. They are going to have to play big.

Meanwhile, the Superstar is going to have to be a Super Star.

It’s moments like these when teams can Truly benefit from having ‘at least’ one.

The Superstar(s) cannot win that championship or even advance To that championship round without help from others.

Whether you are the role player or the super star, there is a symbiotic relationship that never dies. Teams win Championships; not Individuals. The same was true for the Lakers when Kobe Bryant won 5 rings; 3 alongside Shaq; 2 alongside Pau Gasol. Always with a cadre of supporting role players; who gave it all that they had.

Are you giving it all that you have with the Team you are part of?

Are you showing up to the Game?

Are you Performing IN the Game — by Promoting and Marketing the websites you’re supposed to promote and market in the places you are supposed to be promoting and marketing them?  Are you building relationships with new people and sorting to see who has the right mentality to team up with you and your partners?  Are you approaching people who Do qualify for partnership ‘the right way’ … using words that work, that are taught by successful uplines and/or sponsors in your Team (Business Organization)?

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All of these things matter.

Are you going to truly give it your all for the team that you’re with, to either HELP the super star on that team; OR BE the super star on that team – GET to the next Level??

Let’s say you’re the super star and you ARE absolutely giving it your all….

Keep doing it.

Others WILL Be attracted to you – because you are Active; you are In motion; you are going where they want to go; YOU can lead them because you’ve been; You can show them what to do; because you are Doing it.

They say, Great players help make other players around them better.

Many people say Kobe was not a great player – but He helped Derick Fisher win 5 Championships. Ron Artest won 2 Championships alongside Kobe. Pau’s only rings came while he wore purple and gold. It’s that symbiotic relationship again …

You can be that superstar and by doing so; YOU are going to benefit your team; but you still need help. You still need Fisher, Artest, and Gasol to lay their all out on the line; game in and game out – to get that Goal achieved.

The same can be said about the Golden State Warriors, who as of this night, are awaiting the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets series.

The Warriors have this year’s MVP Steph Curry.

However, in spite of how dynamically awesome of a basketball player (and shooter/ball handler) as Curry is, they also trot out an excellent supporting cast. Andre Igquada, Dremond Green, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, and a guy who on most nights shoots the ball as well as Curry; Klay Thompson. I didn’t even mention the rejuvinated Sean Livingston or the always impressive David Lee; who are always chipping in, in a positive way.

Meanwhile … they’ve got Steph Curry –

DO you Add Value to your team? … or nah?

Would your Team even MISS you if you left??

You see folks, in sports and business – these laws are universal; they are applicable to both professions. Because Teamwork … always makes the Dream Work; Without it – the dream simply never comes together; no matter how hard one tries. Teams win Championships – not individuals. Store that advice some where – it will serve you well.

Lebron James Goes Back To Cleveland : Sports and Business

The news is everywhere today and there is nonstop discussion on all social media; over The Decision part II – Lebron James Goes Back to Cleveland, truly shocking the world!

It was a Class Act from Miami Heat Owner Mickey Arison – tweeting out the following:

Shock but, appreciation and understanding for the decision that was made. As Lebron James goes back to Cleveland he is doing so in spite of the disrespectful letters and statements made by Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert. Also, let us not forget about all those fans burning Lebron James Jersey’s. However today, all of those fans are rejoicing.

The King has come back home!

Should he have chosen to go back to a team, owned by a guy who literally bashed him for all the world to hear? Should he return to a city who’s fans talked about him as if they owned his very life? I don’t mean to defend Lebron but, how many of us grew up in a city, and went ‘away’ for 4 years to college and got to experience what it is like to be away from home; only to discover how much you really wanted to be in the city where you were born?

Exactly.

Today, Lebron James goes back to Cleveland with a totally different mindset and mentality. He has experienced things; Won Championships. Lost in the Finals. Without a doubt, his return to Cleveland makes them instantly better. As his story continues to unfold, we will all continue to Witness. Primarily because he is in the spotlight, and that is what we do in this society. We watch other people pursue and live out their dreams.

While you and I watch Lebron make Millions of dollars; while we witness his Million Dollar life-changing Decisions; what lessons are we learning about our own lives?

Here at TopNetworkersGroup we are having an ongoing discussion under the theme of Sports and Business. Sports is a microcosm of life, and especially business. Even more especially sports relates to much, to the network marketing industry, which is a Team Sport. What lessons are we picking up here once again as we see examples of business decisions, over emotional ones?

We hear so often about how Sports is a Business. Professional teams have traded players for years, regardless of how much of a contribution they made to the team; or how much the fan base liked or loved them. While several people were outspoken about their displeasure of his original decision to leave the Cavaliers; few people examined it from a Business Decision point of view.

Not only is playing in Miami more profitable – Winning Championships ensures a long term career around the game of basketball. Lebron will always be talked about for the rest of his life and will make several paid appearances. He will be paid more too, because he’s a 2-time champion; and if he happens to tack on an extra ring or a few more – all of it ultimately is good for business.

Lebron James is one of our modern day athletes who’s had the benefit of watching several others make poor business decisions; It’s similar to what we talk about here at TopNetworkersGroup, when it comes to learning from the mistakes others are making; and then avoid making those mistakes. I recently heard that, a smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again; but a Wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether!

Do you want to be smart, or wise?

Silly question I suppose.

perhaps when it’s all said and done we’ll look back on Lebron’s “decisions” as smart moves; and Wise players will follow that path; and restore a bit of order to the NBA; who honestly, does have far too many owners, with ‘plantation mentality’. Rather than viewing their players as, ‘business partners’, and taking a real concern in the best for each player; often NBA teams simply use money as a Carrot of Performance; caring not what they do off the court; so long as they show up to games and perform …. OR ELSE!

… because there are plenty more where you came from …

This is sorta how Dan Gilbert talked about Lebron James.

This is how, reportedly, Donald Sterling addressed his own players; for Years.

Pieces of property; rather than, People.

Honestly this is how I’ve begun to see the MLM Industry as well. At the same time I understand the unique position companies find themselves in. If you have a top earner making $100,000 per year; you want to do all you can, to keep that top earner from endorsing ‘competition’ —

Honestly, I feel too many networkers are Unwise, in that they are not learning from the mistakes of others who’ve been doing the same mistake over and over for years now.

They’re building their network based on a company; instead of basing it around the team. Then again, how would they know any better when, most of the people ‘new people’ are meeting, are following the advice of others who are stuck; unable to promote anything but a company; which may or may not be in business 2-5 years from that point in time.

Anything can happen in our business – and especially with so many companies coming and going; we never truly know what the future holds. This is why the decision to build your network – is going to be a lightbulb business decision moment for you. Just like the decision part 2, as Lebron James goes back to Cleveland to finish out his career.

He says something similar about his decision to return home; sounds like he’d want his children to have the same experiences he had, growing up as a kid in Ohio. It sounds like he wants to live in the community he is from; and contribute to it directly; having a real pulse for what’s happening there by being there.

It’s a decision, sorta like his decision to leave; that is unlike what most people have done before; and probably goes against the grain of what most people feel he should have done. Even I questioned going back, to play for an owner that said those kinds of things; and yet, He says all is forgiven; that the two of them talked, and got over it – putting the past behind them to pursue a greater future. I think that people will always question the decisions you make, but you have to make the decision that is right for you.

What’s right for you may not be right for someone else; but if it’s right for you; then stick with your decision. He signed a contract with Miami with an option to re-evaluate the relationship in 4 years; that’s what he did. Yet another lesson; Lebron didn’t go back to Cleveland after they lost the first championship to the Mavericks; and I don’t think he is going back just because of the recent loss to the Spurs.

He gave it 4 years.

How many of you can give a business 4 years?

How many of you can go through some Losses, especially in the championship – and then come back focused with your head down, committed to the team .. in order to win TWO times – back to back?  Most of you quit in fa few days, or a few weeks; very few of you make it to the end of the year. Those are all very poor business decisions.

Too bad many of you can’t see how its turning out. However … perhaps even you can think hard about coming back home; to where you belong – With the Team…

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Teams Win Championships (Does Lebron Have enough Team to Overcome The Hawks?)