Sports entrepreneurs: the 4 symptoms of a #GameChanger

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More than 30 sports entrepreneurs decide to change their lives and open their own sports management company.

Fear of failure due to lack of knowledge, too much financial risk, the need for day-to-day support... there are many barriers that sports entrepreneurs encounter when starting their business. Starting a project from scratch implies time, learning and specialization in a specific sector, as well as having the conviction of executing a defined plan.​
All these barriers to entry often relegate people to an undesirable lifestyle. Staying in the office until late hours, specialising in sectors that are totally irrelevant in their lives, spending their free time in the car or giving up living in their favourite city. Because, as Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, says:

One of the big mistakes we make is trying to force our interest. You don't choose your passions; your passions choose you.

From the book Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career.

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Jeff Bezos

Founder and Amazon CEO 

From the need to help these sports entrepreneurs change their lives and live from their passion, the #ChangeTheGame movement was born, from Sportmadness. A group of people in charge of helping sports enthusiasts take the step to open their own business. These sports entrepreneurs are called #GameChangers and are characterized by giving that change of life necessary to live from the organization and management of sport.

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#Gamechanger: the symptoms of a sports entrepreneur.

After almost three years getting to know new #Gamechangers, we are very clear about the characteristics that have made them take the step and open a franchise for young entrepreneurs. A #gamechanger…

1. Wants to be his own boss

As a rule, a sport entrepreneur is clear that he wants to take control of his professional life. His project will involve him making his own decisions and managing the resources to be invested. Thus, a #gamechanger is a person who trusts his judgment and has a good organization.

2. Needs to reconcile his work and personal life. ​

A #GameChanger wants to own his time. He decides to be self-employed to spend quality time with his family and his hobbies. He looks for the flexibility he currently does not have. He wants to forget about the long mornings in the car on the way to the office and start thinking about picking up his kids from school, or the Thursday game with his friends. It's not that he's going to work less, but he's going to work better, more efficiently.

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3. His passion is sport.

Football, basketball, skating or rugby... it doesn't matter which sport is your specialty. Sports entrepreneurs enjoy organizing and managing sports at an amateur level in all its forms: competitions, tournaments, academies, campuses... The incentive that #GameChanger seeks is the smile of every child after a training session, the joy of a team after winning a tournament...​

4. Has a long-term approach.

The #Gamechangers are sports entrepreneurs who want to succeed in the world of amateur sport. They are committed to a business model that makes them grow year after year until they become a reference in sports management in their area.

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And you, do you feel like a #GameChanger?

There are many entrepreneurs that we have met over the last 3 years that we could call #Gamechangers. We are aware of their main concerns when starting their own business and therefore know how to guide them in those difficult first steps.​

But what steps should a person take to know if they are a #GameChanger? Very simple, we tell you everything here: