New Season, New Hope

Spring has been here since March 20, however spring doesn’t really start for many people until Opening Day of Major League Baseball, which kicked off on April 2nd! Baseball is an interesting sport. In theory, you don’t have to be very big or very tall to play the game. Like a lot of things in life, if you practice and dedicate yourself to the game, you can succeed.

As business owners, there are some factors that are out of your control. The price of gas or bad weather that slows down sales. But, one thread that ties business owners together is a communal feeling of dedication. Each week or month in your business is like the start of a new baseball season. If you didn’t meet your goals from the prior month, then you assess where you made a mistake or retool your business plan and go execute. When you are running your business, you will have missteps. In baseball, every team has its losses and in the end of a season, you want to have more wins than losses to get into the playoffs. Our philosophy at The Credit Junction is that when business owners understand the tools we can bring to their business to finance their growth, we can be a part of that winning season for their team.

As an aside, I would be remiss to mention baseball without one of my favorite scenes from the film Field of Dreams. One of the most iconic quotes in the film is at the end, when James Earl Jones’ character talks about why baseball is important to people:

“And the’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered for their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh…people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”

The Credit Junction and I want to wish your business team a winning season!