BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, October 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Jameel Paul
, Managing Director of Pro UK Consultants Ltd
, believes athletes have exceptional qualities to succeed in business.
According to a recent study
conducted by Dr. Will Barratt and Dr. Mark Frederick at Indiana State University, athletes demonstrate seven intangible academic skills they believe are more indicative of future success in the real world when compared to individuals who do not participate in sports from a young age. These seven categories are critical thinking, self-awareness, communication, diversity, citizenship, relationships and leadership.
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Pro UK Consultants Ltd MD Jameel Paul says athletes also show persistency which is a great attribute for a business environment. They have the drive to practice a task thoroughly and relentlessly until they succeed. If their physical strength has given out in order to achieve their goal, they learn how to work smarter, not harder and as they learn to become more effective they become more efficient (Forbes.com). "Athletes want to develop their skills and consistently strive to get better at what they do," summarises Jameel Paul of Pro UK Consultants Ltd. Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers of all time, has quoted: "No matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that's the exciting part" (Goodreads.com).
The book "The Game of Life," written by James L. Shulman and William G. Bowen, reveals that student-athletes go on to make on average $5,000 more per year than non-athletes.
Running a business also requires team building skills. "You cannot run a business all by yourself. With business growth entrepreneurs will have to find people who buy into their ideas," says Jameel Paul. In fact, great athletes know how to impact the unique strength of every single member of the team and typically put the needs of others on equal par or even ahead of their own needs (Forbes.com).
One of the most important factors Jameel Paul of Pro UK Consultants Ltd believes individuals from sporting backgrounds make outstanding business partners, is the talent to deal with failure. Research published by the Small Business Administration reveals that 30% of new businesses fail within two years, 50% within five years (Entrepreneur.com). "Failure is part of the package, but only if you are ready to fight for your goal and don't consider giving up you can expect your business to grow," insists Jameel Paul. Former professional basketball player, entrepreneur and majority owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Jordan, has once said: "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed" (Brainyquote.com).
Jameel Paul, successful business owner of Pro UK Consultants Ltd, an event based promotions firm in Birmingham, has been a professional athlete himself. He played football for Liverpool FC Academy for three years for the Under 12s and Under 15s. He was also a professional boxer at the Golden Gloves Boxing Club before starting his own business in Birmingham in early 2013. "Running a business is what I've always wanted, but it is of course challenging. You have to be persistent and see failure as an opportunity to continue and having learned something. After that you won't make the mistake again. I simply don't know the words 'giving up'," says Jameel Paul. His success proves him right. Pro UK Consultants Ltd have been asked by their clients to expand into further markets in the Liverpool and Leeds regions. The firm is planning to expand across the UK and Europe in the coming years.
Pro UK Consultants Ltd is an outsourced sales and event marketing firm in Birmingham.
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