5 lessons golf teaches about how to succeed at your business

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This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com.

By Jonathan Boitnott, Entrepreneur.com

According to professional golfer Phil Mickelson, choosing the right club for the situation is the first step if you’re going to be successful at any point. If you choose the wrong club you will miss your mark, no matter how well you swing. Also, the club that is right for a particular shot will change depending on the player’s ability.

The same is true in business. To succeed, you need to choose the right tool for the situation. That tool may be a particular hire that you make or what software you use. The tool that is right for your business in a particular situation can be different from what is right for another business in a similar situation. If you look at the game of golf long enough…

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Who I am and why I’m here. . . .

OnionI could say I am an onion; multi-layered with subtle nuances the deeper you dig.  If I did actually write some gibberish like that I would be lying.  I could say that I am just a regular Joe looking for some outlet to untangle my personal and professional commitments into a single direction.  That would be closer to the truth but a little obtuse.  I guess you could say I am just a guy who enjoys writing about pretty much anything but due to life experiences being pretty much relegated to work, golf, and family, I write about what I really know — work, golf, and family.  I know it’s boring but it’s the truth.

So who am I?  I work in the packaging industry — specifically entertainment packaging.  I am quite literally the smokey room behind that smokey room.  My claim to fame in that industry is the “cake box.”  If you ever wondered who was responsible (Actually come to think of it why would you even be?) for manufacturing that case that held 25, 30, 50 or 100 CD-R discs in a tub, well I am sorry I ever even conceived that idea.  We supply DVD entertainment, Computer games, Spoken Word, and Religious market with pretty much any sort of rigid packaging they require.  My speciality in that rather small market is fairly obvious — multi-disc packaging.  I have been doing that pretty much for the past 20+ years.  I golf pretty much any chance I get which is often.  And in between the rounds of golf and occasional sales call or visit, I try to raise a family.

I enjoy blogging, so much so that I have three blogs — one for my work, another for my passion, and yet another just for the heck of it — my proving grounds so to speak.

That is who I am, now for why I am here.Eat Sleep Golf

I am here to learn.  Being competitive gives meaning to life.  Wanting more out of what you do and doing it better than anyone else at least in my mind is what drives me.  I want to create a series of blogs that would attract attention to all three parts of my life (work, golf and family) and hopefully give you a chuckle or two along the way as we make this journey together.

Misery hates company.  I kicked her to the curb.  So come and join me and share my passion for packaging, golf and the other stuff.

FREE Birthday Golf

You read the headline right.  Just another day to some but for you it’s special.  Why not celebrate that special day with some golf?

Check out this list of FREE Birthday Golf at Greenskeeper.org.  They just recently reevaluated all Birthday specials for golf courses in your area.  How do I know?  I am one of the moderators of this site.  I did some of the leg work.  And quite frankly it’s one of the things I am most proud.  So my work is your gain.  Check it out.  Tell your friends about it.  Share it.

Enjoy.

In the beginning . . . .

It all really starts with a single post. Everything come to think of it starts when inaction manifests itself into some action. Even non action is in itself an action but that discussion should be made by folks way smarter than I.

When starting a blog, The question is always what to begin with. Truth be told this is my third blog. I have several other failed attempts to breathe life into a blog without much success. My current line up of blogs include my work, my passion and now this. I really haven’t given it much thought for this particular blog but suffice it to say it could be about just anything.

So here goes. My first totally and perhaps part of a long string of rambling posts.

Hope you enjoy my prattling.

My work: www.ace-cases.com
My passion: www.golfing-guru.com
And now this: Eat. Sleep. Golf. Repeat

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