Maria Sharapova and her famous backhand
I was at the country club on Saturday and I was taking a tennis lesson. Okay, so bear with me. There is a point.
Well, I’m not the best tennis player around and I honestly don’t really play enough to be one of the top-seeded players in the world…but I do get a lot out of my lessons in so many ways. And all the sports I’ve played in my life (and there are a few as I was a really athletic type) have provided invaluable insight and training for so many other areas of my life.
So, here’s what happened Saturday and my little gem for the day!
I was getting instruction on my backhand, and frankly, till Saturday, I never really got the intricacies of a good backhand. I always kind of avoided using the backhand whenever I could, i.e., running much further to position myself for my very strong forehand.
Finally the tennis pro, Rich, said that we really needed to get to the bottom of the backhand. So, we did.
And as I was learning the right positioning and he kept repeating that I had to “follow through”, I kept thinking how that applies to business. I coach my clients all the time on Follow Through.