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Be The Quarterback Of Your Career

By June 26, 2019 No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

BUILDING YOUR DREAM…….requires individual leadership AND a “team” mindset.

My guidance? Think football. Yes, NFL or CFL football. And the role of the quarterback. The quarterback is focused on getting the ball over the goal line and into the end zone. 

Be the Quarterback of YOUR career.

Keep your career focused on the end zone  – the “End Zone” is your goal, desired outcome, result, mission, vision, your WHY, what you’re aiming your ambitious eyes on! – and the TEAM you need to assemble to get there.

Your #BYDN challenge is to think about this:

  • No quarterback heads onto the field ALONE.
  • Sometimes the quarterback needs to call in special teams.
  • Quarterbacks have coaches, trainers.
  • Quarterbacks fumble, switch-up their plays, fail and typically get back up again to try again.
  • There is MORE to winning than ONE magical pass! 
J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.