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Rise to the Top: How Women Leverage Their Professional Persona to Earn More by Stacey Hawley

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CHAPTER 3Identify All the Players

In an interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (previously of the Indianapolis Colts), he described how he prepares for games each week: He studies videos meticulously, and tries to understand each play and each team. As a result, he identifies their strengths and weaknesses. He prepares. Thoroughly.

“Game” implies players and a lack of consequences. “Game” implies fun and excitement. “Game” implies a beginning and an end.

“Game” should imply winners and losers. “Game” should imply opposing sides. “Game” should imply strategy, execution, alliances, and partnerships. “Game” should imply lack of emotions. “Game” should imply theory, practicality, and reality. “Game” should imply risk and rewards. ...

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