Why Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants Wins

winning strategyMost accomplished people have rules they live by. Tom Coughlin, Coach of the New York Giants, was being interviewed about his book Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation. He shared four rules he lives by that set him up to achieve tremendous success. Try them on for size…

  1. Use time efficiently. Be prepared when unexpected opportunity hits.
  2. Be a stickler for punctuality — it shows you respect your time and the time of others as well.
  3. Pay attention to detail. Studying the skills of the competition will bring insight that can help you stay one step (or more) ahead and rack up the wins.
  4. Establish trust and honest communication.

Granted, living by these rules isn’t easy — as simple as they may be.  But little that makes us a better, more successful person is easy, right?