UFC on FOX: Finance, Blog Lessons
It has been a long road, but the UFC (mixed martial arts undisputed leader) finally made it to network television. Move over baseball and football, there’s a new kid in town. What does this historic event have to do with finance and blogging?
The Ultimate Fighter
It’s well documented that the UFC was on the brink of closing shop back in 2004. They were millions of dollars in the red. Dana White, UFC’s charismatic head honcho, had one last card to play. He capitalized on the reality show craze, partnered with Spike TV, and introduced mixed martial arts to the masses with a thrilling Ultimate Fighter finale featuring Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar.
MMA, Finances, and Blogging?
After years of putting on fantastic shows and building on momentum, the UFC makes an even bigger leap to the general public with a multi year deal with FOX. Whether you are under a mountain of debt or beginning the long journey to retirement, develop a strategy for where you need to go. Learn from your mistakes, build on what works and quickly throw out what doesn’t. Don’t get complacent. Once you are on firmer ground it is easy to go back to what got you in trouble. Enjoy your accomplishment, but push yourself to get to the next level. One day you will ascend your mountain just like how the UFC climbed up the global sports ladder. Like many things in life, this example also applies to your blog. Where do you want your blog to be? Do you have a strategy for getting there? Are you learning from your mistakes? Are you executing your game plan?
After 40 minutes of hype, Junior Dos Santos crushed the champion, Cain Velasquez with a powerful right just behind his left ear. Even in slow motion, the speed that Velasquez hit the mat shows the force of Dos Santos’ blow. In my opinion, Velasquez should win 9 out of 10 times because he is the more versatile fighter. He was tentative and let the challenger take his belt from him. Dos Santos is a one trick pony. Granted he is very good at that one thing. But he leaves himself vulnerable because he puts all his eggs in one basket. If I had to wage a bet, I would still choose the option that had more tools, more options, and more angles.
In planning your retirement or improving on your content creation, make sure to diversify. Look into different investments and passive income streams. Examine different forms of social media, ways to deliver your message, and think about other products you can offer your reader. If you follow these steps, I have no doubt you will one day be a champion of your life. In Cain Velasquez’s case, I have no doubt he will one day reclaim the championship belt.