How Lebron James Became a Mogul
by Joy Harris
There was a lot of talk this playoff season about whether or not LeBron James would actually get Cleveland a ring. While the debate is interesting, his role as a businessman was even more interesting to me, in part, because not all ball players get to this level.
Sure, they have tons or talent and want to run successful businesses, but for some reason they never break through the glass ceiling.
What made LeBron James different?
He focused on and continues to focus on his dimes.
Dimes are what you need to collect in order to achieve your dollar (your next level). Dimes seem minor, but they contribute to your end goal. If you master them, the dimes get you the bigger opportunities.
LeBron James worked hard in high school. Now that he’s in the NBA, look what he’s doing on his days off (see youtube clip below 19:42-22:36):
LeBron practiced practicing when he was in high school. This dime, which is now a habit, elevated him to the land of business.
The same thing applies to you. You may feel stuck, and want to get to the next level by any means necessary. You may be frustrated at the fact that you’re over 25, and still working at a job you’re not passionate about, instead of being a mogul.
You’re focusing on learning about, mastering and launching a business; but so much focus on the end is causing you to overlook your dimes. Your dimes are the things you need to work on now in order to open the door for the business life you want.
So if LeBron’s dime is foul shots, what’s your dime?
What do you know to do?
Have you been putting off making a schedule?
Have your exercise goals been all talk?
Have you paid off your credit card?
Have you figured out how to give quality time to your spouse, children, and your business?
These small behavior changes don’t seem like keys to your business, but they build the knowledge, discipline and consistency you need.
Dr. Dennis Kimbro did a study analyzing the traits successful people had in common.
He found that consistent practice was a major factor to their success. More importantly, they developed and built this character trait long before they became famous.
Once you master the little things, including your finances and family, you can use them to propel you forward in other areas.
Look at this commercial:
It’s true, your successful business and amazing life is the sum of mastering your dimes.