You are the ambassador of my quan.2 min read

There’s a great scene in the film “Jerry Maguire where Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character, Rod Tidwell a football player, explains to his agent, Tom Cruise’s character, Jerry Maguire, what “quan” is. He tells him that quan is more than just “coin”. It’s about love, respect and money. 

Let me take you back to the scene in the movie of where the conversation of “quan” comes to play.

Jerry Maguire: “Quan, that’s your word?”

Rod Tidwell: “Yeah man, that’s my word… some dudes will have the coin, but they will never have the quan.”

Jerry Maguire: “But, what’s the quan”?

Rod Tidwell: “It means love, respect, community… and the dollars too. The entire package. The Quan!”

Jerry Maguire: “Great word.”

Today’s question is, what’s the “Quan” in your business? Take account of everything you want for and from your business. What do you want for yourself as the owner? What do you want for your team, your customers, and your family? Are you settling or are you after your “Quan”?

To me, “Quan” represents a fulfilling life and career. It doesn’t mean just making more money. It means running on all cylinders in every area of my business and life. It means being complete. I believe also that education is a vital component that brings us closer to our quan. It makes quan possible.

In the movie, Jerry and Rod as a relationship had their ups and downs. Jerry at one point pleads with Rod “Help me… help you. Help me, help you.” As he is trying hard to get Rod to take the necessary action to get him what he truly wants, the “Quan.”

In the end, Rod has his ah-ha moment and Jerry gets to show him the money. A win/win result! When being interviewed on ESPN, Rod calls his agent his “ambassador of quan”.

I believe that as a coach, I am actually the Ambassador of Quan for my clients. We will have our ups and downs, however, I will always have my clients back and in the end it’s a win/win for us both.

So, the question lies, “Who’s your “ambassador of quan”?


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