This past weekend, with three matches still left to play in the season, Chelsea won the English Premier League.
The talent of their players was never in question, and neither was their tactical philosophy at various points in the campaign.
For that approach, credit has to be given to the coaching genius of Jose Mourinho.
But, the guile of Mourinho isn’t limited to the stadium touchline or the post-match pressroom.
The same mental sharpness and tactical genius it takes to manage the biggest teams in the world, is applicable in all aspects of daily life.
Whether you’re looking to find a significant other with his or her eye on the ball or make the next leap in your budding career, the Portuguese tactician’s got you covered.
No matter where you are in the world, remember: Mourinho has coached and won in four different countries. This is how to stand out among the competition, get ahead and not look back and give nothing away in the process.
As the Special One once said,
The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.
Treat each day as a challenge, and you’ll learn to deal with success as well as adversity.
Your peers will look up to you if you exude calmness and control.
Encouraging others to shine can help brighten your outlook.
Even when you’re provoked, it’s often the best course of action not to show emotion.
We all make mistakes, it’s handling the embarrassment with grace that makes the bigger statement.
No matter how tense the situation, take a step back to breathe and laugh.
Staying positive when the chips are stacked against you is both sexy and productive.
Like a boat on rough water, you have to deal with whatever waves come your way.
But, it’s important to show some fire and passion every now and again.
Always remember to give thanks to the people who helped you get to where you are today.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with winning and celebrating what you’ve earned.
A little sense of urgency can go a long way in the big picture.
If you don’t believe in something, speak out against it.
Never look back.
Having respect for your adversaries shows you’re wise beyond your years.
When you land your dream job and meet the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, let the world know it.
Sometimes shit is so insane, all you can do is laugh it off and move on to the next one.