How the heck does he do it?

Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, you have to be in awe of Roger Federer who won his eighth Wimbledon title yesterday.

Almost everyone thought he was done after he took six months off and had knee surgery.  Even Roger said that he wasn’t sure how good he was going to be.

However, like any champion. Roger created a game plan and stuck to it relentlessly.

In addition to physical training he put himself through, he was very strategic about which tournaments he was going to play in and which ones he was going to pass on. For example, he decided to skip the French Open and prepare for the Australian Open.

In an epic battle with Nadal, Federer won his first major in four and a half years. His comeback was in full force.

There are a bazillion business lessons you can learn from studying this guy, but let’s just look at a few from this email.

  1. Never say die. Even the greatest, most successful people on the planet go through slumps. The difference between winners and losers is that winners develop a new game plan and implement it while losers keep following the same plan or give up.

 

  1. Develop a game plan and implement your plan.

 

  1. Take breaks. You can only go out it hard for so long. If you push yourself past your limits, you will start to have diminishing returns.

 

  1. Focus on what’s most important and drop the other stuff. Roger knew his best surface wasn’t clay, so he skipped the French to give him a better chance in tournaments best suited for his game. What are you doing right now that you could drop so you can focus on your area of genius?

 

Next up is the U.S. Open. I don’t know if Roger will win it, but I wouldn’t bet against him.

Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!

Dave “Federer Fanboy” Dee

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