“Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to call an NFL game televised nationally,” according to a recent NPR article by Merrit Kennedy.
In the article entitled “Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History,” Kennedy shares the following about Mowins.
“A commentator for ESPN since 1994, she'll call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game in ESPN's opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11. Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will join her,” Kennedy writes.
According to the piece, "Beth has been an important voice in our college sports coverage, and she has experience calling NFL preseason games. She deserves this opportunity,’ Stephanie Druley, ESPN events and studio production senior vice president, said in a statement. ‘ESPN is committed to putting talented women in high-profile positions, and we look forward to Beth and Rex's call of this game on our MNF opening night.”
"This is an amazing opportunity, and I look forward to working with Rex and our entire ESPN team. As lifelong fans of the NFL Monday Night Football franchise, we want to bring the same passion to the broadcast as our predecessors have all done," Mowins said in a statement shared in Kennedy’s article.
She is not the first woman to call an NFL regular season game. That was Gayle Sierens, who in 1987 called a regional NBC broadcast of a Seahawks-Chiefs game.
According to Sierens, Mowins is the "perfect person to carry the torch" in an interview with the New York Daily News that you can find here.
"This is a woman who is as prepared as anyone, so much more prepared than I was to wear that crown as the first. She is the real deal. There's no publicity stunt, this is not something somebody's doing for ratings. They're doing this because she knows her stuff inside out, and she will be fabulous when she does this game." – Gayle Sierens
Commitment to Yourself Leads to Success
Beth Mowins is inspiring.
She’s prepared her whole career for an opportunity like this, probably without any intention other than being the best she can be in a field that she loves.
She has studied and mastered her passion.
It led to her success.
It led to Monday Night Football.
She deserves every bit of it too.
We believe that she’s made it this far in her career because of one primary attribute.
Mowins offers this lesson for you: identify your passion and career goals, and commit to yourself that you’re going to ‘know your stuff.’
You must overcome adversity and knock down barriers like she has.
But, for most people it’s impossible. Many don’t make it out of their fear and excuses.
You’ll find out in this article; many don’t achieve success because they don’t have focus and discipline.
It requires your devotion, preparation, and tenacity. Do you have what it takes?
But, do you even know where to start?
Think of your career using the Proactive Operations mindset. It can help you pave your way to success.
Do what you love, create a plan, follow a process, and watch success reveal itself in all its glory.
Keep reading; we’ll show you how to enjoy the fruits of your labor?
Proactive Operations Can Help You Achieve Career Goals Too
You know how Proactive Operations works from an operational standpoint.
If you’re new to the methodology, start by reading this article here.
Now, if you want success like Mowins, it’s time to commit, prepare, and know your stuff inside and out.
But first, you’ve got to get prepared.
Use the various aspects of Proactive Operations to help:
It’s an ordered list because you must follow this process step by step.
Yes, life will throw you curve balls, but sticking to this will keep you focused.
Strategy: establish your path to success.
Always start with your plan of achievement.
It’s where you figure out what your current strengths and weaknesses are.
Your biggest question to ask here? What do I need to know to excel at my passion?
This question is simple, but have you ever asked?
Asking these questions will help you shape a robust strategy.
- What is my career goal?
- Where do I want to be at the top of my game?
- What do I need to know to get me there?
- Which organizations will help me get there?
- Who will help me get there?
- Do I need certifications to put me ahead of my competition?
- Who are the modern pioneers and leaders in my field?
The seven questions above make up a short list. You need to dig deeper because this is the step where a lot of people go wrong.
You need to think clearly and thoroughly because a lot of obstacles will be thrown your way.
Your strategy keeps you on the course and committed.
Get started today.
Infrastructure: build your network of supporters.
What comes to mind when you read infrastructure here?
Support? That’s what it is.
You might be able to achieve your success alone – might. But, we doubt it.
You’ll need your “infrastructure” or what we’d refer to as your ‘support system.’ These are the people that’ll help you achieve your goals.
You need a network, right? Who makes up your network?
Think about it for a moment.
Your network of:
Don’t just know these people, write a list and acknowledge them.
Let them know your goal and how they have helped you get where you are today and how they may be able to help you get where you want to go.
Strengthen your infrastructure each day. It’ll help raise you higher and higher professionally.
Technology: know-how to demonstrate expertise.
Your final stepping stone to success is your ability to master the technology used in your field.
Time to know your stuff.
Think of technology as the educational materials, information, and tools that give you the capacity to perform your role at the highest level.
Proactive Operations as a methodology is an operational technology used to help properties maximize their performance.
Professionals use this technology as a disciplined way to structure their operations through strategy, infrastructure, and of course, technology.
A unified solution used to optimize operational performance is another example of technology used by professionals.
Both are examples of technology to help you demonstrate expertise.
What technology do you need to know to achieve success? Start making a list.
Not everyone will know how to access, use, or master the necessary technology to best position themselves to achieve their success.
But, you will.
Over to You
We wait in anticipation of Sept 11th. We’re rooting for Beth Mowins, and we’re rooting for you.
Take Beth’s commitment to break down barriers and achieve her dreams, and internalize it. Use Proactive Operations to advance your career and achieve success with sheer determination.
It’s time to know your stuff.