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Why “Beast Mode” is Key to Breaking Into Sports

Breaking into sportsWhy do some people get killer jobs in sports and others are relegated to whatever garbage CareerBuilder.com happens to post online?

Sure, some people are lucky because they have an uncle in the sports business.

But most of us, like you and me, have to create our own luck if we want to work in sports.

And the best way to create your own luck is to go into “Beast Mode.”

Superhuman

Beast Mode is a mindset. It’s a superhuman state of being in which animal instinct takes over mind and body. You’ve been there before. We all have. Any significant accomplishment — one that seems nearly impossible to reach — you’ve had to dig deep inside and get to a level you didn’t even know existed.

Preparation & Execution

If you’re an athlete, you’ve probably trained in Beast Mode. If you’re a college graduate, you’ve probably studied in Beast Mode. Remember when you were preparing for the S.A.T.? Practice tests. Flash cards. Tutoring. Working like a maniac. You were in Beast Mode.

Focus & Finish

In life you’re going to reach certain plateaus. Getting accepted into college. Graduating. Landing your first job. Getting a promotion. Becoming a Director. Etc. In order to reach each level, you’ve got to lock in with intense, Beast Mode-like focus with the objective to finish the mission.

The Key

Beast Mode is key to breaking into sports. It’s a monumental leap to go from the college campus to the front office, or from another industry into the sports industry. Don’t take it lightly. Take it seriously, because it’s going to take a superhuman effort. But you can do it. You know you can. Just do it.

What are your thoughts on breaking into sports using beast mode? Leave your comments below or tweet us!

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20 Responses to Why “Beast Mode” is Key to Breaking Into Sports

  1. ChrisMcKinney June 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    @bradkastrup @sportsnetworker Thanks for the RT, Brad!

  2. bradkastrup June 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    @ChrisMcKinney NP! I think “beast mode” is a great philosophy for life. Gotta go get what you want, no matter how hard or crazy it may seem

  3. ChrisMcKinney June 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    @bradkastrup #truth

  4. annedreshfield June 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Agreed. There have been times when I buckle down and work like crazy, and when it’s over, I kind of blink and go. “what the heck just happened there?!” If only there were a way to magically lock into beast mode at will. Caffeine might just be the closest thing to it, huh? 🙂 

  5. ChrisMcKinney June 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    @brad_klein @sportsnetworker Thanks Brad! Appreciate the RT

  6. ChrisMcKinney June 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

     @annedreshfield Here ya! Sometimes it just comes over you and you’re completely in the zone — totally killing it! Other times, I have to make a concerted effort to get into beast mode, especially when I’m writing, or working on my book.  It takes a lot out of you… but coffee does help! 🙂
     

  7. ChrisMcKinney June 13, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    @Vic thanks for the RT, Vic!

  8. Vic June 13, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    @ChrisMcKinney nice post….. 😉

  9. DoubleCupBreezy June 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    @Sportizin my hero

  10. Sportizin June 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    @DoubleCupBreezy Haha I wish I was the real enrique #standbyyouforever

  11. sportsnetworker June 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    @sportizin haha! exactly Charles!

  12. sportsnetworker June 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    @fieldoo thanks for spreading word about this article!

  13. Fieldoo June 19, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    @sportsnetworker Pleasure. Wouldn’t mind for vice-versa ;). Check out our blog posts >> http://t.co/BnOOXsXB

  14. SweetJonesDula June 23, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    @_MylesAway_ @323des @realdavebarnick YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!!! Let’s get it!

  15. 323des June 23, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    @_MylesAway_ @realdavebarnick @sweetjonesdula I’m with it

  16. RealDaveBarnick June 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    @_MylesAway_ @323des @sweetjonesdula call me marshawn lynch

  17. 323des June 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    @RealDaveBarnick lol y

  18. RealDaveBarnick June 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    @323des marshawn lynch = Beastmode

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