2 Lessons We Can Learn From Super Bowl Sunday


We Detroit fans might not have a dog in the fight, but all of us at 2313 Inc. are still pumped for the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday, February 4th. The New England Patriots are hoping to grab their 6th Super Bowl ring in Sunday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tom Brady, who spent his college football career at the University of Michigan, will try to slice through one of the league’s toughest defenses; and if he gets his 6th ring, it will be hard not to call him the best of all time.


Nick Foles (who has been filling in for Philadelphia’s starting quarterback, Carson Wentz), on the other hand, has never been recognized as an elite player since he was drafted in 2012. However, his performance and reliability has been remarkable and he will not make it easy for the Patriots.

The most important game of the year, on the biggest stage of them all, is full of lessons we should all learn! Here are 2 of our team’s biggest takeaways at 2313 Inc.

1. Never Give Up

Tom Brady didn’t get here by accident. The 40 year old veteran is always improving, adapting, and practicing to ensure he is prepared and unstoppable. Last year, the New England Patriots were down 28-3 to the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Atlanta fans were ecstatic because they could literally see the Lombardi Trophy awaiting them, while New England fans were submerged in sadness, hoping their team would at least score a few touchdowns so the blowout wouldn’t be so bad.


As the story goes, the Patriots kicked it into gear after halftime. They knew what they needed to do and they didn’t let the hype, embarrassment, and noise affect their plan. Tom Brady ended up throwing for 2 touchdowns and 466 yards, ultimately beating the Falcons 34-28 and completing the largest Super Bowl comeback in NFL history. Even if the chips are down, there is always a chance for victory.

2. Be Reliable

When Carson Wentz tore his ACL, Philadelphia fans were certain their season was over. When it was realized that Nick Foles was now leading the team, there was no optimism to be found. However, instead of cracking under the pressure and opinions, Foles fulfilled his role and has lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl since the team’s loss to the Patriots in 2004. In business, you sometimes have to step up and take more responsibility than you’re used to — and who knows, perhaps you’ll SHINE! As we say daily at 2313 Inc.: know what your goal is, have a plan to get there, and develop a team who you can rely on!


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3 Great Questions to Launch Deeper Conversations

Here at 2313 Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI), we are in the relationship building business. Not only is our competitive edge our ability to build bonds with our clients and their customers; but we also make a serious effort to get know our own people on a deeper level because it makes our team that much stronger.


Whether you are at a business function or cocktail party, small-talk can be repetitive, awkward, and outright boring. Conversations that delve deep into engaging and meaningful topics are the ones that keep us entertained for hours!


At 2313 Inc., we stress the importance of relationship-building beyond the surface level. We hope you’ll benefit from these 3 awesome questions to help you launch into deeper conversations in your own life!

1. “If you could go back to the beginning of your career and start over, would you do anything differently?”

This is an excellent question to set you up with a deep conversation with the person you’re talking to. If you’re lucky enough to ask this to someone you admire, you will open new doors and learn a lot more about their experience than you would through ordinary small talk. You can get into specifics and it will lead to different streams of deep conversation!

2. “What are the 3 things you are most passionate about?”

People love to talk about their passions—it’s a refreshing and personal switch from talking about the weather or traffic.! Picking a single favorite anything is always strenuous, so by giving them 3 options you are making it easier for them to decide. This question will also reveal the things they spend the most time and thought on, which will allow you to get to know them on a more personal level.

3. “What would be your perfect day?”

This is a great way to learn more about someone’s interests, goals, and desires. It’s a simple question, but it is one that will produce an insightful and honest answer. You will learn more about them as a person while being able to discuss each aspect of their ‘perfect day’, making for an awesome, deep conversation. Be sure to have the details of your own ‘perfect day’ ready to go because they will likely ask in return!


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3 of our Favorite Hacks for Getting Out of an Unmotivated Rut

Our team at 2313 Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI) will be the first to admit — even if you’re excited about the career you’re building, it’s only human to feel a little “off” from time to time.


The truth is that you’ll inevitably fall into more than a few uninspired slumps over the course of your career, as well as your life in general. That’s normal! While it’s no easy task to crawl back out of these ruts, learning how to do so quickly and effectively is a vital skill—especially when you work in a fast-paced industry such as business or sales.

Don’t worry! We’ve been there before and we get it. That’s why 2313 Inc. has you covered with 3 of our favorite tricks for recharging and revitalizing your motivation.

1) Break up your routine

Oftentimes, the way that people end up in a rut is by repeating the same habits and routines over and over again. So it follows that one of the best ways to get out of a slump is to send a shock to your system by changing things up. Figure out which things you do every day and choose one or two of them to modify. Do you usually shower at night? Try waking up a few minutes early to shower before work instead! Do you usually eat lunch at your desk? Bring a blanket or beach towel and sit outside with your meal instead.


2) Consume some inspiring content

The world that we live in is so saturated with news and social media that it’s easy to allow yourself to turn into a pessimist. With all of that negativity, it’s no wonder that you may end up feeling uninspired and burnt out. Counteract these negative influences with a surplus of uplifting and positive songs, TV shows, movies, books, podcasts, or any other form of media. Watching a TED talk or commencement speech video are two great options for some quick motivation!


3) Help someone out

This one might be our favorite. It may sound a little counterproductive to direct your focus to someone else when you’re already struggling to get motivated and productive, but you’d be surprised how effective this approach can be. Helping someone else to achieve something can change your mood dramatically. A bonus effect is that it’ll help you to get out of your head and coincidentally out of your rut.


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