Are You Showing Up?

The Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC playoff game on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The Vikings showed up for the first quarter, but left town in the second and weren’t seen or heard from again.

On Monday I was chatting with a dealer who happens to be a big Vikings fan and the phrase the dealer used was that the Vikings “didn’t show up.”

That got me to thinking; do you or some of your team members sometimes fail to “show up?” I don’t mean in the physical sense, but I do mean in the “have your head in the game” sense.

Football is a tough game. The automobile business is a tough game. If you’re going to have sustained success you have got to show up every day and “get after it.”

Getting after it means guarding the processes.
Getting after it means creating high energy.
Getting after it means holding yourself and others accountable.
Getting after it means removing those obstacles that keep your team from reaching their goals.
Getting after it means making those tough personnel decisions that you know you need to make.
Getting after it means amping up your training to be the best you can be.
Getting after it means paying attention to what’s going on around you.
Getting after it means not ignoring “the elephant” in the room.

Don’t be a Viking. Get your head in the game. Show up. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs