Speaking at a Pershing INSITE conference in Hollywood, Florida, recently, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick applied his experience in football to counsel financial advisers on how to grow their businesses.
"We need to all do our job," Belichick told the conference attendees. "When everyone knows what to do, that's when you are prepared. In business, it's really the same thing."
Stressing the importance of preparation, Belichick noted how he watches tapes of punts when he wakes up at 5 a.m.
"I know it is a little screwed up. I don’t feel like I am working," Belichick said. "If you are doing something you love, you will be motivated to do it even when the conditions are not great."
Belichick also noted that his coaching methods have changed over the years, especially from his days as head coach of the Browns in the early 1990s.
If a player made a mistake in practice, Belichick said he would once "yell at the player, take ‘em out of the play, throw this or that."
Eventually, Belichick learned to "let the team take care of it," making the squad run a lap instead of singling out a specific player.
"In football, we have to have teamwork," Belichick said. "It’s not like individual sports like golf and tennis."