Best Game Plan Ever!
Lessons from the Super Bowl Lii Champs
The EAGLES won the Super Bowl! The Eagles WON the Super Bowl! I’m still pinching myself. We’ve been to the brink so many times, only to be left bereft. This time it happened! They had a game plan.
I’m no football analyst, but I can’t help but think about this season from Carson Wentz’s point of view. How could it go so wrong, and yet go so right? There are many lessons to be learned from the experience of the Eagle’s team, and this is my take on it.
- Have a backup.
Carson Wentz got the Eagles through the season and into a playoff berth. He didn’t count on being injured. But there was a plan in case something did happen to him. Nick Foles didn’t just show up the next week and step into Carson’s shoes. He had been part of the game plan all along. He practiced. He knew the plays. He was ready and able to continue the drive for the Super Bowl. So here’s the question: do you have a backup if something unexpected happens to you?
- Have a team you can trust.
The Eagle’s team had a lot of key players injured this year. Each time someone went down, the team knew they could rely on another player to step up and do what was needed. They were a cohesive unit no matter what happened. Carson Wentz was still part of the team. He just couldn’t execute. Is your team in place? If something catastrophic happened in your life, do you have family members to care for you physically and manage your affairs? Even this doesn’t help if you haven’t taken the legal steps of designating a power of attorney, creating a will, and then documenting your affairs for the B-team. Family can step in, but they may need some specialists in the wings: an attorney, a CPA, a Daily Money Manager, and a Financial Advisor. Your job is to build a team you can trust, and write down what they need to know BEFORE something happens to you.
- Keep calm and carry on.
When you have a plan in place and a team you can depend on, you have confidence. The things that you can control, are under control. You might still have your own problems to face, but you can relax and know the game will go well. Carson Wentz had confidence. He couldn’t play, but he had faith in his team. Nick Foles was calm, knew his job, and was able to execute because of all the preparation that was done in advance. Your family deserves nothing less from you. Do your job and make the transition easier for your loved ones if and when something unexpected happens to you.
Carson Wentz and Coach Pederson did a great job of leading the team to the Super Bowl. Nick Foles and the rest of the team were able to step in at a time of perceived crisis, and you know the result. If you want your team to be in alignment with your goals and be able to execute in your stead, download the Paper Tigress Legacy Organizer Checklist™ and see if you have a good plan in place.