Lessons the Property Investment world could learn Glasgow Warriors Win
As huge fans of the Glasgow Warriors we were jubilant when they beat Munster 31-13 recently. The win made them the first Scottish side to win a major trophy.
Captain Al Kellock led the side to lift the GUINESS PRO12 trophy in Belfast and we were delighted but now that the celebrations of the evening, and back in George Square, are over we’ve had time to reflect.
The win has been called a fairytale end to Kellock’s career. In many ways it is but what might look easy in retrospect was not, even from the sidelines. As Warriors fans we’ve suffered our fair share of defeats. While knowing defeats may makes this win all the more glorious we know there are lessons in this golden moment for all of our investors.
Lesson 1: The right people
A true team player Kellock was keen to point out that “It was such a squad effort to get us to that point, using 52 players throughout the season.” when he spoke to glasgowwarrriors.org in the immediate aftermath of the game. Undoubtedly there were stars of the match, Fijian Leone Nakarawa and Henry Pyrgos. While all good captains share their triumph Kellock hit the nail on the head, having the right people around (all 52 of them) bought triumph to the side.
What Kellock recognises is that different skill are needed to succeed. In the property world this means finding the right team of people to help you succeed. Whether it’s using a property professional to source a property or getting in specialist tradespeople to guarantee the safety standards having the right team of people to rely on is invaluable.
Lesson 2: Persistence pays
As longstanding Warriors fans will know the club as mentioned, is no stranger to defeat. What did get them to their end goal was persistence, years of it. Kellock also said “I’ve been at the club for nine years and we’ve been building and building and building for so long. For it to get to the point of winning the GUINNESS PRO12 is just beyond belief.” Nine years is a long, hard slog. We should know, we’ve been at the games.
This does however bring us to the second lesson – building a successful property portfolio takes work and patience. As The Warriors long game has proven persistence reaps rewards.
Lesson 3: So does planning
Head coach Gregor Townsend plans to achieve much more in the future with the young players who The Warriors have nurtured in recent years. Young players like Jonny Gray, Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell offer the team longevity. He told RugyDump that “There’s a lot more to come from this group of players and they have now had the experience of winning something, which is fantastic.” They still have much more to give. While Kellock might be hanging up his boots his head coach has a plan for the next win.
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