Tom Brady knows relationships

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I’m probably  dating myself here but do you all remember when…

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Bo Jackson did that  “Bo Knows”  advertising campaign for Nike cross-training shoes that ran in 1989 and 1990? Jackson was the first athlete in the modern era to play professional baseball and football in the same year. In other words,  he was entitled to this shout out. So as Bo is to shoes, Tom Brady is to relationships.

 

What!?

 

Let me explain.

American Football and relationships are inherent in our culture. Sometimes working well together, and  sometimes not so much.  But one thing is for certain… Tom Brady  seems  to have mastered this arena both professionally and personally.

Think about it.

Anyone who does a bit of research on  Tom Brady is met with  certain images of him: the supermodel wife, the GQ covers, the designer clothes, the movie cameos, that kind of thing.  Or how about that Entourage episode where Vince and Drama take on Tom Brady and Mark Wahlberg at a charity golf event? That’s  the Tom Brady that most of us see from a distance.  But what about up close and in person? How is he viewed from that vantage point?  I’m  guessing he has a certain philosophy that he lives by, given his track record and success.

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View yourselves as a team

I’ll just bet he sees the value in  unique entities bringing different perspectives and strengths. That is the value of a team—your differences. Tom Brady wouldn’t be Tom Brady without his teamies  backing him up. I don’t know much about football, but I’m pretty sure you can’t throw and catch the ball at the same time. Which is why Tommy boys 65-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss back in 07 was not only epic, but may have been the start of a marriage made in football heaven. Two dudes just made for each other. Now that’s team work.

 

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And what about his relationship with Troy Brown? He  played with Brady for the latter half of his career and after a decade into retirement remains adamant that Brady is not only the greatest teammate but the greatest quarterback of all time and an even better person. Wow.

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And last but certainly not least…

 

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I think we all know how this one turned out…

So I’m betting that if Tom Brady had some advice to hand out to those wishing to enhance and improve their personal and professional reltionships,   he’d say..

Work as a team, respect one another and don’t take everything so  personally.

Sometimes a lousy day is just a lousy day. In football, or any sport, mistakes are made and plans don’t always work out according to the football playbook. Anyone remember the infamous “butt fumble” performed by Mark Sanchez. I am pretty sure that was not in the playbook. Stuff happens and so it is with relationships. Say sorry and move on. It isn’t worth it to fester in our mistakes. We all make them. Maybe even Tom Brady?

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8 Comments

Marlinda Davis

October 15, 2018

Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to write this guide on how to have a better relationship. I agree that when you work as a team your relationship will workout better. It definitely shows in mine. when my hubby and I are working together we progress but if we’re not working together and fussing with each other all the time things head south. So moral of the story is to work as a team!

Thanks for sharing,

Marlinda

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PSchutz

October 15, 2018

Marlinda, thanks for taking the time to read. Yes it is like they say, “There is no I in team”. When we forget that things go sideways. Thanks for the feedback : )

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JB

October 15, 2018

Bingo. You nailed it. Successful people, like athletes, know how to be team players and team leaders. They are only as good as the people around them. Which means building relationships. Tom Brady is a good example. You’ve laid out many fine points about seeing value in different perspectives, and turning that into a successful team. Awesome advice. 

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PSchutz

October 15, 2018

Wow,  thanks for the awesome feedback. I wasn’t quite sure how this article was going to “land” but analogies always work well for me. Thanks for reading. 

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Chris

October 15, 2018

Thank you for this post, you have shared some really valuable insights here. i think that this is something that we could all learn from and take this kind of approach to relationships in or own more normal lives. We might not all be great quarterbacks but we can certainly all treat each other with respect and try to work together as a team. That is the way to get the best results.

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PSchutz

October 15, 2018

Well said Chris. And a good reminder to ourselves, that we sometimes need others more than we want to admit. Which is a good thing,  as we are all in this together.   Thanks for reading : )

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Maria

October 15, 2018

Those are the words that liked the most from your post “Work as a team, respect one another and don’t take everything so personally” you made a great work writing about a successful man and how good is work in a team. If you go deeper we are a team in life, things will be better if we think as a team in every aspect of our life. We all make mistakes, sometimes never say sorry. Your post deserves to be read for as many people as possible. Thank you for this post 🙂

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PSchutz

October 16, 2018

Kind words Maria. Yes we’re all in this together aren’t we?  Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. 

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