You’re Out!


One.  Two.  Three strikes.  You’re out.

I used to hate striking out as a kid -for myself and my team.  Felt like I hadn’t done my best.  Hadn’t done my part.  Had let the team down.  Dreaded getting back up there.

Did you ever feel that way?

What about as a grown up?  Whether it’s making a sales presentation, having conversation with a colleague, learning a new task or …

let’s remind ourselves that the Boston Red Sox had 165 strike outs, a record for post season play during which they became the  2013 World Series Champions.

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia struck out 19 times of his 32 times at bats.  He also hit the game winning run in one of the play off games.
  • Mike Napoli struck out 21 times of his 46 times at bats.  He also hit three home runs and a three run double in post season play.
  • Shane Victorino struck out 14 times.  He also  hit a grand slam home run and a three run double in post season play.

And then there is Babe Ruth, who struck out 1,330 times in his career and hit 714 home runs.  A record that held for 39 years.

Instead of being embarrassed when we strike out; instead of rolling our eyes or being disappointed by teammates who strike out, let’s encourage ourselves and each other with the stats of these champions plus these wise words from the Babe.

I invite you to post this quote as a reminder to get back up there – and help  your team members do the same.

It could be one, two, three strikes, you’re out.

And it could be the big hit of your dreams. 

Maybe even a home run.


Instructions for downloading, printing and posting this week’s quote…. Post it on your computer (see instructions below). Post it everywhere as a reminder to get yourself and your team out of the dark. A terrific strategy for boosting morale, productivity and overall performance.

And if you haven’t already done so, sign up here for a Monday morning BOOST for you and your team – the Leadership Quote of the Week delivered to your email box each Monday morning.

You can post the above quote to your computer screen with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above. Don’t see an image? Try this link.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”.

Voila! There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: When ready to change your wallpaper, go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.” Or print the PDF versions below. Just click on the printer icon in lower right corner of the image.

Problems? Try this link.



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