These were the words of Bill Bilichick, coach of the New England Patriots NFL Team, when he was applying for his 1st football coaching position.
I realize the Patriots are not in the Superbowl this year, but I thought his story is still inspiring since today is Superbowl Sunday for the U.S..
When Bill finished college, he mailed out 250 letters asking for some type of position as a coach.
Then, the Baltimore Colts needed a cheap film guy to study the games, provide notes, collect the playbooks from players who were cut, and to run
The coaching staff determined during the interview that he had the passion to succeed and hired him.
Since 1979, he’s considered one of the greatest NFL coaches of all times, winning 8 Super Bowls as either a head coach with New England or a defensive coordinator with the New York Giants.
While I’m not saying working for free is the right choice for you, if you have only applied to 3 positions, or you’re not being creative in figuring out ways to
get your foot in the door, hopefully the above story will help.
Go San Francisco Chiefs!