Am I the only one in the Lehigh Valley who doesn’t watch golf and the Masters Tournament?  Two golfing friends battling down to the end, then 32 year old  Adam Scott from Australia won the the tourney for the first time ever.  Some thought Adam Scott’s devastating lost in last year’s British Open might scar him for the rest of his career, but he said it ultimately helped him win the Masters.

I don’t know anything about golf. I wish I did, love the clothes, seems like there’s a lot of camaraderie, and the view at these beautiful courses is breathtaking and I would love to take a ride in one of those surreys or carts!!

How is it that a 32 year old has the wisdom to know that his loss in the British Open helped him win the Masters?  Every single time he enters a golf tournament he’s taking a risk but, more importantly, he’s willing to take the risk.

How about you? So many times we go into business with a dream of being the best in town.  Or, we love what we do so much that it’s ok if we don’t make money.  It’s time to Master it because DREAMS don’t come true without CASH FLOW and, I might add ,DREAMS don’t come true without risk.


Here’ are some Masterful Ideas….


Join or start a MasterMind group (likeminded business leaders)

Run risky ideas by your colleagues and teammates

Minimize the risk by researching free marketing first

Use Adam’s theory, he learned more from a loss than a win

Change your thinking – a loss can be a bungle, no big deal or a glitch- not  the end of the world


Everywhere I went this weekend folks were talking about the Masters, now that’s what you want for your business.  So pick up the clubs, get out on the course and you can win the beautiful green jacket.  To learn more about MasterMind Groups email Carol at



Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog.

Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country.  Carol’s creative  leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND TER LEADERS. 610-442-4545  Like me on  Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches!  Carol S. Ritter, Immediate Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia

Carol S. Ritter

Motivational Speaker/Business Coach




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