FREEDOM: Golf For Women - Rapport and Relationship Builder
Regardless of Donald Trump's personal life, I admire how he was able to survive his financial crisis in 1990 when the real estate market plummeted. To survive it, he wasn't locked in the conference room negotiating and renegotiating complicated contracts and loans. Instead he was out playing business golf.
In his book, The Art of the Comeback (Times Book, New York, 1997), Trump lists playing golf as number one on his Top Ten Comeback Tips. He speaks highly about the benefits of golf, "I've found you get to know a person much better on the golf course than you can over lunch or dinner. You develop camaraderie. I made lots of money on the golf course--making contacts and deals." Playing golf for business was very profitable for him.
That's All False! The Most Common Objections Women Have About Learning To Play Golf
I have spoken around the globe about the advantages that women can enjoy by playing business golf. Before explaining the benefits of golf for women, however, I want to share the three most common objections women have about learning and playing the game:
Time. "I don't have time to play. Golf takes too long to learn and to play."
Athletic. "I'm not athletic at all. I didn't play sports when I was young, so I doubt I'll be able to hit the golf ball."
Foolish. "I don't want to make a fool of myself out there. I'm not good enough. I'm a perfectionist, and I don't want to look silly in front of clients or colleagues."
You probably can relate to one, if not all, of these reasons. I call them the "That's All False!" Objections. Every time I hear one of these excuses, I say to myself, "That's All False!" Let's go through why I believe each one is false.
Networking the Traditional Way
On a summer weekday morning Linda joined her friend in a casual round of golf. She didn't expect to do any business. It was golf with a friend and two other women whom Linda didn't know. But the power of golf for networking was made evident--the round helped Linda land a six-figure sales position with a Southern California-based company and membership to a San Francisco Bay area country club.
The Executive Women’s Golf Association - Golf For Women
by Pamela Swensen, Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Women's Golf Association
Who would have thought that 12 years ago a group calling itself the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) would grow from its humble beginnings of hosting one instructional golf clinic in South Florida to an association with over 17,000 members and more than 106 Chapters across the United States and Canada?
Well, to name a few, all of the members who have joined the EWGA!
Have you ever connected with the golf ball just-right causing it to land exactly where you intended it to?
by Nicolette Brant and Maria Yurasek, MD
Remember your delight when your work-team accomplished a key objective after serious hurdles and set-backs? Have you ever found yourself with a smile on across your face as your child demonstrates mature behavior, making the right choice despite external pressures in a difficult situation? Can you remember the last time you went to bed and woke up in the morning feeling great about the day ahead?
What do these scenarios have in common? What feelings do these scenarios evoke? Satisfaction, accomplishment, an “ah-h I’ve done my job right”, passion, flow, an “all is right with my life” sense of fulfillment? Some people call it “the sweet spot” (Deepak Chopra), “finding flow” (M. Csikszentmihalyi), “the happy place” (Happy Gilmore). Why do these situations produce these great feelings?