Sport is something that unites communities, brings people together and helps us all view a healthy way of life as an important thing. When it comes to physical well-being, sport at an international, competitive level is something we all can see as giving us aspirational goals, but actually, sport also helps shape us mentally for the challenges that we face in life, for example in business. Here, managing director Obiora Shorinwa of New Jersey-based marketing specialists, Ora Group review why sport is a great thing for preparing people for a life in business.
Sport is something that many people do just for fun, as a way of keeping fit and expending some of their excess energy. However, sport can actually mean a lot more than that. It can be a way to exercise your competitive drive and win at something. In sport, this is down to being the best or investing the most time in what you are training to do, and this can actually be the same in work. Companies like Ora Group, that put a lot of time and effort into their marketing, like and go head to head with other similar companies tend to be the ones who come out on top.
“In sport, people do whatever they can within the rules to win, and I believe that business is no different,” said Obiora Shorinwa, Managing Director of Ora Group. “People who want success tend to need to put in a lot of effort and go the extra mile, whether it is in a sport or in business. Children who are brought up with sport as a significant part of their lives tend to thrive in business in later life because they have a built-in understanding of fairness, competition, and what it actually feels like to win. This helps them a huge amount when they later try and forge careers for themselves. As entrepreneurs, there is a lot people can do, but being from a background where healthy, fair competition is encouraged like sport they can do so much more.”
Ora Group really believes that sporting events like the World Cup or the Olympics, for example, can help get more kids into sport, which will help shape our next generation of business leaders.