THE EO BLOG
By Peter H. Thomas, EO Chairman Emeritus
It is hard to be positive about business when so much of what we hear about these days is negative— rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the daily headlines. In my opinion, now is the perfect time to focus on the positive and turn bad news into good news.
The global economic downturn, which has touched all of us in some way, presents a perfect opportunity to do this. While we may be suffering—some more than others—we have a prime opportunity to rethink what’s important and determine the true meaning of success. From there, we can focus on how to best achieve success in our personal or professional lives.
In this special interview, Overdrive interviews Bo Eason, a former professional football player, motivational speaker and playwright.
Growing up, Bo Eason was told he’d never amount to much on the football field. He was too slow, people would say. He was too small. Even if he had been fast and big, the odds of making it to the National Football League (NFL) are still mind-bogglingly low. How did Bo respond? He put his head down, mapped out a plan and worked his way onto the squad of a celebrated NFL team. In short, he thrived.
Today, the retired football great is starring in a one-man play about his journey to the NFL. Early on, Bo endured the naysayers’ comments—you can’t act, you stink at writing—but with of the same hard work and passion he applied to getting to the NFL, he tackled the odds and proved himself once again. How did he do it? He started by building a foundation of greatness at the ground level.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, the year 2012 marks EO’s 25th anniversary. With its transformative experiences and unparalleled peer network, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million.