• James Purvis

4 Key Takeaways From "The Last Dance" That Will Up Your Game in Life and Business

Last night ESPN aired the final two episodes of The Last Dance which is a docuseries about the legendary Michael Jordan. This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen and left me nothing but inspired to go out and push myself to the limit.


Jordan is widely known as the greatest basketball player of all time and his story to how he got there can teach us all some major principles to winning at life and business.

Below are 4 key takeaways from the show that I believe can help any of us rise above and deliver greatness.


1. Use Your Losses to Fuel the Fire to Win (and Win Big).


If you beat Michael Jordan, the world knows he will come back and dismantle and destroy you. Over and over MJ bounced back from losses with historic wins by absolutely demolishing and embarrassing his competition. His ability to use a loss to fuel a forest fire of competitive drive is second to none and The Last Dance does a phenomenal job of demonstrating this.


In the early 90's, the Detroit Pistons were the team to beat. They were known as "The Bad Boys" as they would target the best players on the opposing team and create havoc and go as far as physically beating them down if they have to. They were known for fighting, fouling, talking trash, taking cheap shots and winning games.