5 Reasons Why Event Managers Should Do the Steph

Thursday, February 04, 2016

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The latest monster game of Stephen Curry against the Washington Wizards further cemented him as the number one basketball player in the world.

In this game, he scored his 4th 50 plus point game.

The Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas of the famous bad boys Detroit Pistons said, “Stephen Curry is good for basketball”.

He cited that 99% of the people could identify with Curry. Curry’s skills can be copied through hard work and dedication. Unlike Michael Jordan, who flies and walks in the air, very hard to copy, Stephen Curry’s shooting and ball handling skills can be acquired.

And now, you are thinking why on earth am I talking about Stephen Curry?

Well, event managers can follow the lead of Chef Curry in becoming the Most Valuable Player in the events industry.

Dedication to Perfection

Stephen Curry always talks about dedication as one of the secret ingredients to success. He always mentions that if you dedicate yourself to working hard to master your craft, you can be successful.

Event Managers are like NBA players; we can only hit our ceiling if we pour in a lot of hours to practicing our craft. In doing, we become part of the All Star Team. Our clients become satisfied with the work we put in.

Believing in Your Abilities

In one of the interviews when asked if he is the best player in the world, Curry said, In my mind, yes. That’s how I have confidence out there that I can play at a high level every night. I don’t get into debates, arguing with people about why I am versus somebody else. I feel like anybody who’s at the level I’m trying to be at, if you don’t think that when you’re on the floor, then you’re doing yourself a disservice.

His confidence is over the roof, which is not wrong. Most of the times, event managers and people mistake Self Confidence as Arrogance. But as Curry said, if you do not believe you are the best player in world, you are doing a disservice to yourself.

If you ask me, I rather go the Curry way of believing in my abilities than to degrade what I can do.

Continuous Improvement

Every time he is interviewed after the game Curry always mentioned about getting better for the next game. Even in the Time Magazine interview, he mentioned that people could expect him to get better this year.

Now hold on to this idea, Stephen Curry is the 2015 Most Valuable Player and in this year his performance was beyond comparison. A lot of people even get to the point of describing him as an Alien or a Super Human, and to hear him say that he will get better this year 2016, is a statement that can really make you scratch your head.

How can someone who is the best in the league still be better? But guess what, he is also running to be the Most Improved Player in 2016, and also a front-runner way beyond the other NBA players, in the 2016 MVP race.

All his performance metrics are up this year!

Event Managers or people can do this Curry move - continue to get better, always look forward to get better, even if you are already the best in your field.

If this is our attitude, we not only make our clients happy, we also change our organization and industry for the better.

Failing Forward

Stephen Curry is a risk taker because he wants to win big. He famously said, “If you don’t fall how are you going to know what getting up is like.”
I have a confession to make, I have projects that lost money, and clients that are dissatisfied with the results, this all happened in the early years of my career. And until now, I sometimes make poor and costly decisions.
But by hindsight, I will never be where I am right now without those poor decisions that taught me a lot of life lessons.
Event Managers and Event Producers must learn to embrace failures, and be excited about the bright possibilities that are due for the taking after the crisis has passed.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how we should roll against life. 
Faith that Moves Mountain
 “ I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and I pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who I’m playing for.” – Stephen Curry

Event Managers have a rare gift of leadership, and a tremendous ability to make impossible things possible.

I saw a lot of creative event managers and I admire them. But at the end of the day, we will be reporting to our creator.

So if we wanted to have a head start of a superb scorecard, let us always dedicate our work and masterpieces to our one true God.

Let us not trust in our own abilities alone, but trust that God will provide the right mix of abilities that we needed in everything that we do.

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are on the right track on becoming back-to-back champions. But more than this historical feat, we get to appreciate and copy the great examples of Stephen Curry’s leadership.

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