The Amazing Similarities Between the Skills of a Jockey and a Creator
I am a lifelong fan of the sport of horseracing. Since 2017, I have been the founder and managing partner of a fairly successful racing stable named, Wasabi Ventures Stables. In racing, jockeys ride the 1,200 pound horses at 35 miles per hour, all the while they rarely weigh more than 110 lbs themselves. It takes amazing athleticism and strength. On the surface, it may not seem like there is a lot of similarities between the game of being a creator and that of being a jockey. But that is where you failed to connect the dots, such as:
Building a brand:
Both creators and jockeys need to build a strong personal brand to be successful. An creator’s brand revolves around their personality, interests, and expertise, while a jockey’s brand is based on their skills, experience, and reputation as a successful rider.
Creators need to engage with their audience by creating content that resonates with them, responding to comments, and building a loyal following. Similarly, jockeys all the while need to engage with fans and the horse racing community by building relationships, interacting with fans, and promoting the sport.
Both professions are heavily reliant on their performance, and their income is directly tied to their success. creators earn money through sponsorships, brand deals, and affiliate marketing, while jockeys earn a percentage of the prize money their horses win.
Creators and jockeys need to have a competitive nature to succeed. creators compete with each other for sponsorships and brand deals, while jockeys compete with other jockeys and horses to win races and establish their reputation.
Both professions require risk-taking. creators need to take risks by experimenting with new content, while jockeys need to take risks by making split-second decisions during races, such as when to make a move and when to hold back.
Overall, both creators and jockeys need to have a combination of talent, hard work, and luck to succeed in their respective fields. It is just that most creators don’t have to weigh 110 lbs!