Change it up

July 5, 2007 - Get free updates of new posts here

I am not gonna lie. I have not really won a tennis match in 6 months. Heck, my 14 year old cousin crushed me yesterday. And yes, I teared afterwards.

Yesterday, during the match I realized I needed to do something drastic!
I wiped off my tears and went to my old racket 1/2 way during the match. Old Faithful. Little Guy. Call it what you will but I went back to the racket that was supposedly not as good or “cheaper” as some may say.

And guess what happened? I lost. True but seriously, I won this morning. I am not sure if it was just a miracle or the fact that the person was 80 but that is besides the point.

In the great words of Stewie, “Victory is Mine!” Or if you are a rapper in the words of MIMS, “Change it Out.”

How does this relate to business and stuff?
If things aren’t working, try something new, maybe go old school or go completely radical.

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6 responses to “Change it up

  1. Jason Reply

    I think this also relates to new technology. Sometimes we rely too much on using the newest and most hyped product. Sometimes the simple solutions require a simple tool or process. Everything does not have to be complicated.

  2. Katie Konrath Reply

    I’m always amazed at how much people think that technology influences their athletic ability. $20 sport socks with “built-in ankle support” do nothing despite their high price tag, and $300 “sharkskin” racing suits will never make an average swimmer into a world champion. Yet, people continue to buy them.

    I agree that this also relates to technology. Too many people think that if they use the latest technology, they’ll be instantly transformed for the better.

    In my opinion, it’s best to use what works for you. Creativity guru Edward de Bono still uses an overhead projector in his presentations and people are always excited about his material.

  3. Chris Keller Reply

    Noah, I haven’t found a racket better than my old Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Stretch which is now officially 9 years old. They’re beat up, scratched, probably deformed and still great.

    All these new technologies just stiffen the racket and make them more powerful (boo). I wish I had my old reliable when we play in August, but hey, I’m willing to try something new 😉