We’ve been known to kick a few balls here and there. Oh, you didn’t know we’re type-A? A, as in athletic? Don’t let our glasses and softly rounded bodies confuse you! We are actually, lean, mean, athletic machines! (Deep down…wayyy deeepp down)
And you know what? Participating in community sports has helped us out a lot! What does a sporty lifestyle get you? Glad you asked. Trophies, abs, the ladies, the gentlemen, a sweet beverage endorsement…all of things can be yours, should you be on a winning team! Alas, our sportiness has not bled over into multi-million dollar deals, dates with models (male or female) or even medals. Don’t be sad, though- here are a few things we have learned:
It’s all in the stretch!
That’s right, proper stretching is key to a game well-played, even if you lose. Personal victories on the field can still make you feel like a million bucks and nothing starts you down the right path like a good old fashioned streeettcchhhh. Stretching is like practice, it preps your body, gets your mind in the game, and reminds you of all the parts you need to play a good game: arms, legs, ankles, etc. A good stretch is akin to practicing your elevator pitch, in the corporate world. The more you stretch er- practice your pitch, the more natural you become, the more you flow, the more personal victories you’ll win.
Aim high and follow through!
In kickball, it’s all about the aim. You find the void and you kick the bejesus out of that ball! Then, you run like the dickens. I mean, ok, there is no ‘i’ in ‘team,’ but there’s one in ‘victory,’ and ‘win,’ and ‘Dairy Queen,’ which is where I go to console all my game losses. Knowing what kind of aim you need is crucial, too- too high and the other team can easily catch it, too low and you might get it close to a base, for an easy out. In life, as in kickball, know your aim and go for it!
The great thing about kickball in general is that, no matter what, you have a chance to shine because you will always have a chance at bat (..at kick?). There’s another ‘i,’ word: shine. And shine you will if you find your target, set up your kick, and follow through. The same thing can be said for life in the office and in general. Find your goals, aim, kick and run.
So there you have it, lessons learned through being sporty (with a focus on kickball). And now, time for some eye candy: photos!
1. Julius gets his award-winning groin stretch on! 2. Gearing to kick! 3. Juan’s turn at bat! 4. Kate and Stephanie take a break. 5. A high-five threesome, it’s possible! 6. Alex is super nice! 7. IZEA Team loves kickball (and beer).