How to build a sustainable career in sports?

What makes people tick? How do you build a sustainable career in sports and why is sports such a strong passion for people? In this post, we will learn how to start your career in sports by identifying your own values. But also, we will learn about three personal values examples why sports matters, and why it doesn’t matter where you are or how little you play sports or what language you speak, the passion still remains.

A sustainable career starts with you and what you value

You might be struggling with knowing what you actually value in life and in particular in your working life. But don’t worry, it is not that hard. Let us share why you should put a strong focus on identifying your own values in order to build a sustainable career in sports. At Sportidealisten we believe that working with a passion makes you work in a sustainable way. If you don’t have a burning desire to wake up every morning in order to go to work, you probably don’t have a passion for that job.

  1. Start your sustainable career in sports by identifying what you feel happy about. Think about what tasks you do and identify those that give you confidence and happiness.
  2. How would you describe those working environments when you feel passionate? At Sportidealisten, we strongly believe in values like Transparency, Innovative Mindset, Open-Minded, Trust, Inspiration and Loyalty. Values will steer you towards a sustainable career because when you identify your work’s values with your own, you will feel more involved and part of something bigger. You and your colleagues will collaborate better than ever before.
  3. Now when you know how to describe them, think about what have been the key factors in any success you have achieved, either solo or in a team. Think about how communication has been working. Usually, you will notice that you desire certain ways to communicate with your friends, colleagues, teammates.
  4. Lastly, you can also learn your values by thinking about what you need and feel if you would delegate your favorite task to another person. Do you need quick answers? Do you need a certain trust? Would you enjoy the person to be creative in their problem-solving process or do you want the person to ask you the whole time?

These are some steps you could think about in order to identify your own values and start your journey towards a sustainable career in sports. We know how much it would mean to work with your passion, sports and we know the importance to support and work together. Our mission is to help you reach your own goal in the sports sector.

WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO WORK WITH THEIR PASSION, SPORTS?

This is the third part of our mini-series of learning more about why people have a passion for working in sports and what makes them tick. From a project that was developed from the Covid-19 outbreak, we started to gather like-minded people that align with Sportidealisten’s values and drive. This part is all about understanding why a sustainable career in sports about identifying your own values. If you want to learn about the other two parts, check them out below.

In this third article about a sustainable career in sports you will learn why:

  • Sports always inspires me, no matter where
  • Less sports, the greater passion for sports
  • The universal language we all understand

Sports always inspires me, no matter where

As a child, and as an adult I always wanted to get involved in sports. It doesn’t matter if it’s an active or passive way, on the field, or as a spectator, behind the TV or game consoles, but I always follow the events. That’s why I chose this field, to make sport not only my hobby but also my profession. It really inspires me to work in the background of the events, to get a role in a team’s management or to work on making sports available for everyone.

– David

A sustainable career in sports with David Tolner

David Tolner – Sport Economist Manager

PS. He is looking for opportunities in Economics, Management, Marketing and Sales (exclusively in the sports industry). Let us know if you want to connect with David and support his sustainable career in sports.

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Less sports, the greater passion for sports

Growing up in India, a developing country in all sense, sports was always a luxury. And coming from a middle-class blue-collar background, sports always came second to academics. At the age of 10 when I had to drop out of my formal cricket training because of financial issues, the passion for sports only grew exponentially.

As I excelled through my academic routine, the love for sports went beyond the field to what goes on behind the stage. And years later when I had the opportunity to make the shift into the sports sector, I took the plunge and arrived in Madrid for my Master’s in Sports Management. My aim is to work towards making sports affordable to every kid growing up in any city anywhere in the world.

-Shreenath

A sustainable career in sports with Shreenath Pillai

Shreenath Pillai, MBA in Sport Management

PS. He is looking for opportunities in Administration, Communications, Digital, Management and Marketing (exclusively in the sports industry). Let us know if you want to connect with Shreenath and support his sustainable career in sports.

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The universal language we all understand

I like everything about Sports, the insides and the outsides of it, from the daily operations leading up to the gameday event, the entwined businesses all around it. As a kid growing up in the eastern part of the world, I observed that not even religion can unite people as a sports team can. And the same can be said for nations all over the globe! As a whole, sport is one of the universal languages that make this world a better place. I would love to work, contribute and be a part of this culture because I believe in it. I believe in it based on the way it keeps us evolving.

During my recent internships, I have tried to learn more and more about the functioning of the sports industry. And in the process, I loved creating content through words, images and videos for various businesses to deliver their unique brand. For the coming period, I am looking forward to engaging myself in the business of sports. And based upon my past experiences I am here to create a better tomorrow.

– Chintan

A sustainable career in sports with Chintan Lalwani

Chintan Lalwani, Digital Marketing Consultant

PS. He has interests and experiences in Marketing, Sales, Digitalization and Communications (exclusively in the sports industry). Let us know if you want to connect with Chintan and support his sustainable career in sports.

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3 examples of personal values from the sports industry

Thank you David, Shreenath and Chintan for sharing your reasons why you have a passion for sports and why you want to work in the sports industry. These are three unique stories and people and they are all three determined to share their passion and values in the sports industry and to work towards a sustainable career in sports.

My aim is to work towards making sports affordable to every kid growing up in any city anywhere in the world.

– Shreenath

This quote from Shreenath is sort of a summary of the impact and the passion these three people share around sports. They are all passionate about the engagement sports give them, no matter if it is on the stadium or behind the stage. They have understood that you need some ingredients in order to have a sustainable career in sports.

In summary, you have now gotten some examples of how to build a sustainable career in sports and how to identify your own values, but also three ways to express a passion. Sports could be experienced in all different scenarios, and it could be a good memory from an early age even though that you are playing sports and it could be a connecting language that we all can relate to. But to summarize, three personal values examples from the sports industry from David, Shreenath and David are:

  • Sports always inspires me, no matter where
  • Less sports, the greater passion for sports
  • The universal language we all understand

Our question now is to hear what you value? What is your passion? Do you also want to share your story? Comment below and contact us.

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