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5). Unearth your potential.
Seabiscuit learned to trust his trainer and rider, and this became foundation for their relationship. What happened as a result? His love of running returned. So long as he was treated like a gentleman, he'd run his heart out. He acquired cool confidence. He was a new horse. Seabiscuit finally understood game. His trainer and rider had "unearthed him."
Women want to be "unearthed" too. Put trust and faith in her hands and she will develop an undying spirit that leads to victory.
6). Intimidate all.
As Hillenbrand's book states, "Where other horses relied solely on speed to win, Seabiscuit used intimidation." Women should too.
7). Save last reserve of courage for end.
Hillenbrand wrote, "If he [Seabiscuit] became too absorbed in rubbing a particular horse's nose in his defeat, he risked being unable to regain his momentum when closers came after him. Fortunately, though taunting was one of Seabiscuit's greatest pleasures, once he was challenged, games ended. In a fight he was all business. 'Did you ever see two stallions fight?' Seabiscuit's trainer Smith asked. 'They look about evenly matched -- most times they are -- but one of 'em has that last reserve of courage and energy which licks other. Seabiscuit has it.'" Women do too. Preserve it and pull it out at end.
8). Stake a claim on being unbeaten and unchallenged.
Many great racehorses from Seabiscuit to Seattle Slew to Secretariat all had something in common. They each had desire to stake a claim on being unbeaten and unchallenged throughout course of their careers. Women must do same. We must speak up and have good horse sense to own our way in life. Just like a world-class racehorse, you are going to fight your way through to winner's circle. In doing so, businesswomen will win race to building a new world.
Laurel Delaney runs a Chicago-based global marketing, consulting and web content providing company aimed toward entrepreneurs and small businesses. She is currently at work on, "Women Entrepreneurs Take On The World," to be published fall, 2002. She can be reached at email@example.com