In order to make our run in this tournament we have to know and understand our roles.
When it comes to this tournament, our team will need that “go-to-guy” the person that will take the last shot during crunch time. When it comes to finances, this person is more like the visionary, has a passion for making money and will have strategies to increase our net worth, similar to a Chief Executive Officer in a business. The star player, like the CEO, will bask in the glory, when we win, but will take the heat when we lose.
In order to get the ball to that person, we will need someone to be in the background. Like the CFO, the background guy won’t appear on the front page of the sports section, but is just as important. This person is skilled with managing the flow of the game and has the ability to keep things calm in the closing minutes when the game gets tight.
When we come together as a team you can’t both be the main scorer. Someone has to do the dirty work like rebounding, be the assist maker, defensive specialist and bench player. Both positions are just as important as the other. When it comes to finances it’s not any different. If both of us are out making all the money, but no one is managing it, making sure the bills get paid or preparing for the future and creating a legacy for our children and grandchildren then we won’t make it far in this tournament. One missed assignment could mean the difference in winning and losing the title.
Now can one person lead the whole team and do it all? Yes, but there are weaknesses in this strategy. If the other person doesn’t know the plays or if we don’t have a back-up plan when the star player can’t score it will affect the outcome of the game.
Take a look at these assignments and determine which is the best position for you in order to prepare our team for the run to success.
Star Player – Has a clear understanding and vision of finances. Has a passion for finance.
Point Guard/Assist Man – Understands finances, but not the visionary and pays the bills.
Rebounder/Defensive Specialist – Manages the debt, reports on cash flow, pay the taxes and keeps records.
In closing, take your role seriously and embrace it. It’s important to our success.