Tony Romo and Dak Prescott: A Productivity Lesson

Imagine having your dream crushed. Are you capable of setting aside jealousy, anger, resentment, ego, pride and disappointment for the good of your team?

I’ve been a Dallas Cowboys fan since marrying into a family of Dallas Cowboys fans more than twenty years ago. I arrived in time to watch the glory years of the 1990’s with the triplets –  Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. We rejoiced almost weekly. We woke up happy on Monday mornings because the Cowboys had won. Super Bowl parties meant more because America’s team – our team – was playing in the big game!

And then all of that glory disappeared.

But hope began to bubble up once again in 2006 when an undrafted kid named Tony Romo took over Drew Bledsoe’s quarterback position. If you look at statistics alone, Tony Romo is the best quarterback that the Dallas Cowboys have ever had. And they’ve choked every year during his reign.

This season was supposed to be our best hope. The Cowboys’ defense was acceptable. The offensive line was ranked at the top of the league. We had wide receivers and running backs who could move the ball. And Tony Romo was back – healthy and ready to lead this team to a Super Bowl.

Then he got injured during a pre-season game. He broke a bone in his back. This forced the Cowboys to put a rookie named Dak Prescott into the starting quarterback position. The Dallas Cowboys, as of this writing, are 8-1. They are having the best season ever!

But behind the scenes, questions have been swirling about who will be the starting quarterback when Romo gets back. Tony Romo is the franchise quarterback, so he should get his team back, right? But should the Cowboys risk killing all of this awesome momentum and good joo-joo that Dak Prescott has brought to the team? How can we turn our backs on the best Dallas Cowboys quarterback ever? How can we bench Dak Prescott just because the star wants to come back.

All of this turmoil can become a distraction and decrease productivity if it’s allowed to continue and creep into practices, locker room talk and constant media scrutiny.

If you were Tony Romo, and you’ve rehabbed your way back to good health, and you’re hungry and want to finally win that elusive national championship, what would you?

Here’s what he did:

Imagine having your dream crushed. Are you capable of setting aside jealousy, anger, resentment, ego, pride and disappointment for the good of your team?

You may not realize this, but you have a team at home. You have teams at work. You have teams of strangers when you interact in social and community situations.

How will you support your team in order increase productivity, lower stress levels and have peace in your life?

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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