Trenton Deal on His Personal Sports Preferences [Insight]

During a brief conversation with Trenton Deal, a team leader at 600 Global, we discovered his likes and dislikes in the sports world.

Q: Who is your all-time favorite championship team in any sport? — Why? 

A: 2008 Golf Ryder Cup. At that point in time, Tiger [Woods] was still at his prime golfing years. 

Sidenote: The USA defeated Europe 16.5 to 11.5.

Q: What’s one player you cannot stand in any sport? Why can’t you stand him/her?

A: I cannot stand Bubba Watson. He is always looking for someone else to blame besides himself. That’s not the trait of a real winner. 

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Sidenote: Last Majors win was in the 2014 Masters Tournament.

Q: Do you have a favorite player? (Why is he or she so great?)

A: My favorite player right now is Rory McIlroy. I’d say he has the best swing on tour right now. If he can work on his consistency he’ll be in great shape. 

Sidenote: Rory hasn’t won a Major since 2014.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory of all time?

A: Tiger Woods winning the 2008 U.S Open. To this day has to be one of the greatest last rounds in golf. 

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Sidenote: Home of the iconic Tiger Woods putt and celebration.

Q: What is one sports venue you want to visit before you die?

A: I would really like to see the Ryder Cup because of its significance, and the energy that the tournament brings. 

Sidenote: The Ryder Cup typically is the rowdiest and most competitive tournament professional golf offers.

At 600 Global we believe that competition inspires greatness, and sports are a testament to that. 600 Global prides itself on being a business developer and aims to be the best at what they do, similarly to these athletes mentioned above (besides Bubba Watson). Success is the goal and just like these athletes, it’s exactly what we strive for.

Trenton Deal on His Personal Sports Preferences [Insight]

Happy 18th Birthday 600 Global! Interview with our CEO [PART 3]

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Back in April, we began an interview mini-series with the founder of 600 Global in celebration of our company’s 18th anniversary. This month, we caught up with Michael again to learn a little more about the people and practices that help him reach his own goals and have positioned him to guide others in fulfilling their own.

Now the CEO of a company with over 80 offices and approximately 600 employees across the United States, he has come a long way from the 10-year-old who wanted to be a fighter pilot after seeing Top Gun. Like many successful individuals, Michael credits much of his success those who have supported and mentored him in his endeavors. He names God, his wife, and Bob Proctor as a few. When it comes to business, he stresses the importance of having a student mentality and never thinking you’re too important to learn from someone.

“I’m a good student of anyone that’s doing a better job than I am. The world is way different than when I started in 1999. I actually learn a ton from newer entrepreneurs, so many of them come to the table with fresh ideas. It’s just like that saying, ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears.’”

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Any employer can testify that it’s vital to trust the people who work for you, and after 18 years in business, Michael knows this all too well. He explains that he’s learned this lesson after giving certain people the benefit of the doubt before they deserved it. “I wanted more for them than they wanted for themselves. But I can only be part of the equation.” It’s through these experiences that he has developed a high standard for what it takes to earn his trust. But he doesn’t believe in mistakes.

 

“As an entrepreneur, you’re going to try things and they’re not going to work, and you’re just kind of going to go back to the drawing board, learn from it, and keep going.”

These days, he seeks out employees who are self-driven, “down for whatever,” and above all, full of grit. He doesn’t care what you look like, who your dad is, or where you went to college. “Talent loses to grit every time. That’s what I’m looking for. I want a badass.”

Keep an eye out for the conclusion to this series over on the 600 Global blog!

 

Happy 18th Birthday 600 Global! Interview with our CEO [PART 3]