For many people this past weekend marked the opening of a highly anticipated time of the year, the NFL season. Millions of fans gathered at stadiums, establishments, watching parties, tailgate parties and friends homes to watch their respective teams take on their opponents for the first time in 8 months. Everyone made their favorite snacks, food and drinks for the occasion. Fans donned their most coveted team gear. The diehard fans went through any “good luck routines” they might have. No doubt there was definitely a lot of competition among friends.
I am sure as you are reading this you are reflecting on your teams performance, your favorite players performance or maybe even your least favorite players performance and how it may have hindered your team. I know I did. After some time reflecting on the miserable loss my Giants took to the Cowboys I ended up questioning “How did this happen?! Eli threw for 450 yards, with 4 TD passes… Cruz had 5 receptions, for 118 yards, and 3 TD’s, how did we lose with those kind of numbers?” Then I thought, “Our running backs coughed up a two fumbles and a missed pass that he tipped right into the hands of the Cowboys defense. Eli did throw a couple picks. Ugh, those guys!” I caught myself blaming certain people for the poor performance and the painful loss. It’s not usually tough being a Giants fan in Dallas, but when they lose, its awful!
I started to reflect on the sports I play now and the sports I played when I was younger. Remembering back to things my coaches would say, and we still repeat in the dressing rooms today. I’ll bet you have heard these sayings, or some rendition of them at least. “There’s no “I” in TEAM!” “We are only as strong as our weakest player!” These things are true. They were exemplified over the weekend by all of our favorite teams. The teams that came together and all focused on the same goal won. The teams with the newer, less experienced and less skilled players struggled. Along the way, some teams, like the Houston Texans, weren’t focused, the less talented or less experienced guys were making errors, they weren’t being motivated by the stronger, smarter veterans, and the scoreboard was showing it. Then, somewhere in the game, usually at half time when the team gets a chance to reflect privately in the locker room on what they need to do, or not do, or change or fix in the second half, to turn the game around, they come together, as a team and overcome the odds.
This doesn’t just apply to sports. This applies to everyday business. Very few, if any, businesses can run solely on the skills, knowledge, craftsmanship, labor or techniques of a single person. More often than not, it takes a TEAM of people to make up a successful business. Those businesses, or “TEAMS” if you will, that work together best, typically have the best success rates. A business team can consist of hundreds of people, each person serving a purpose and bettering that company, when everyone is focused on the same goal and working together.
At Presco, we operate as a team. In every department, you can count on people. We work together to solve problems, to find and create the solutions we need to win. But we aren’t just on our team, we aren’t just “Team Presco”. WE are on YOUR team. You aren’t “just another distributor”. You are our TEAMMATES. We are always here to work with you, to help you better your business in any way we can. That’s one thing that sets Presco aside from other manufacturers. We are interested in your success. We want to help you get to the goal line. Then we want to do it again, and again and again. We want to make sure that all of our distributors know that we are here to support you and your company goals, and to offer help in any way that we can.