What is Your Pre-Game?

sam hornSam Horn was drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in 1982 and played professionally for the Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers. After retiring from baseball, Sam worked as a sports analyst for the Boston Red Sox on NESN during the pre- and post-game show. Horn also owned and operated Around the Horn Sports Center in Rhode Island where he taught and designed a curriculum to help young kids enhance their athletic skills. Sam has donated his time to many causes such as The American Heart Association, Safe At Home (an after school program for kids), and other charities that benefit the community.

Sam’s personal mission in life is to “build an individual’s confidence in their abilities and teach them to recognize and minimize their weaknesses, while helping them get the maximum results out of his or her potential”.

Motivation: Motivation is combining rewards with effort. After putting effort into something, a person looks forward to praise and approval from others to gain an internal sense of satisfaction. Acknowledgement from your peers is very rewarding, but this is a short-term fix, and is often hard to find. In the business world competition is fierce, but it brings out the true character and skills of an individual, resulting in greater productivity. A person who does not welcome competition usually shows declining productivity.

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