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Decision Making and Golf

Decisions by Jim Treliving
Little did I know when I bought a copy of Decisions signed by Jim Treliving himself at an event last fall in Vancouver that it would end with a chapter on golf. I also didn’t know how fascinating I would find Jim’s Story and how much great business advice the book would impart. If you are an entrepreneur and have not read this book, you should.

Business and Golf are a lot alike
One line that I will not forget is “a good golf game and a successful business are each the result of a series of solid decisions”. Sounds simple right? But as we all know neither golf or owning your own business are simple endeavours. What this quote does remind me is to make one decision at a time, stick with it and move onto the next. One good decision at a time a makes good business (or golf game). “If I make a wrong decision, I’ll make adjustments at the next hole. I want to win, but I can only do it one hole at a time”.

Golf is also a great way to get to know someone you are thinking about doing business with. “Playing golf with a person, you find out what they’re like under stress. You see how they deal with disappointment. You find out what they’re like when they’re thinking, deliberating. You see how long it takes for them to make a decision and whether they second-guess themselves…I have never been wrong about someone I’ve played golf with”.

Giving golf a corporate boost
Jim also gives golf clubs a plug when he says that he belongs to a lot of golf clubs in many cities because “It’s not about the golf. It’s about the connections”. Now if we could just get the Federal tax man to make golf an eligible entertainment expense the industry would be set. Maybe Jim Treliving can help.

Jeff & Tara Ciecko
 of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. 

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