5 tips for your sportscasting growth plan

There’s no such thing as maintaining. Not in your personal life, your fitness or your sports broadcasting career.

If you aren’t progressing, you’re going backward.

These 5 tips will ensure you are moving forward in your sportscasting career:

1. Find a mentor

Identify someone who’s been where you want to go. Take them to lunch once a month. Find out how they got where they are. Find out how they think. Follow their examples and advice. Even the best athletes have coaches and trainers.

2. Read every day

You’re not trying to accomplish anything that many other people haven’t already achieved. Tap into their wisdom. Learn from their successes and failures and get where you want to go faster. Mark Cuban tries to read for one hour every day.

The same information is available to everyone. The superstars are the people who take advantage of it.

3. Listen to podcasts

Turn your car into a classroom.

4. Do online training

When you want a plant to grow, do you water it once or do you do it consistently? Through online training, you will avail yourself of new ideas and techniques. Education should never stop.

5. Attend a seminar each year

Success is more about who you know than what you know. You aren’t likely to run into sports broadcasting employers and other influential people at your local Starbucks. Go where they are. You’ll also learn ideas that will motivate and invigorate.

Will Rogers said, “Even if you’re on the right track, if you sit down, you’ll get run over.”

Don’t sit. Keep moving forward.