A couple times each month I watch a classic film with my 7-year-old son.
Aside from a colossal misunderstanding of the rules governing basketball play, this may be the finest movie of all time.
What a wonderful contribution to the history of filmmaking!
There’s an epic scene between Coach Bobby Finstock and the teenaged werewolf, Scott Howard:
“Let me give you a little advice – there’s 3 rules that I live by:
Never get less than 12 hours sleep…
Never play cards with a guy who’s got the same first name as a city…
And never go near a lady who’s got a tattoo of a dagger on her body…
Now, you stick with that… everything else is cream cheese.”
And oh-so true.
Coach Finstock got me thinking…
What 3 rules could I could pass on to my son – or an underdeveloped werewolf with an unconvincing jump shot – in 38 words or less?
In honor of the great Beavers Coach, here are my 3 Red Angle Rules to Live by:
1. Never let a day go by without learning something new.
2. Never let language barriers become management & leadership barriers.
3. And never trust a Port-o-potty on uneven ground.
Now it’s your turn…
What are your 3 rules to live by (in 38 words or less) ?
Bradley Hartmann is founder and El Presidente at Red Angle (www.redanglespanish.com), a training and consulting firm bridging the English-Spanish (and a bit of Polish…) language gap in the construction industry.
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