Transcript of the “Warhawk Matt Scott in Nike 'No Excuses' Commercial”:“I’m too beat. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast. I got a headache. It’s raining. My dog is sick. I can’t right now. I’m not inspired. It makes me smell bad. I’m allergic to stuff. I’m fat. I’m thin.
It’s too hot. I’m not right. I’ve got shin splits. A Headache. I’m distracted. I’m exerting myself too much. I’d love to really but I can’t, I just can’t. My favorite show is on. I’ve got a case of the Mondays.The Tuesdays. The Wednesdays. I don’t want to do this; I want to do something else. After New Years. Next week. I might make a mistake. I got home and I feel bloated. I have gas. I got a hot date. My coach hates me. My mom won’t let me. I bruise easily. It’s too dark. It’s too cold. My blister hurts.
This is dangerous. Ahhh sorry, I don’t have a bike. I didn’t get enough sleep. My tummy hurts. It’s not in my genes. I don’t want to look all tired out. I need a better coach. I don’t like getting tackled. I have a stomach ache. I’m not the athletic type. I don’t want to get sweaty. I have better things to do. I don’t want to slow you down. Do I have to do this? As soon as I get a promotion. I think I’ll sit this one out.Man, my feet hurt.”
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