There are many similarities between business and baseball. Being an employee is a lot like being a player on a ball club. For a business to reach its full potential, you have to build a winning culture. Just like how sports franchises sign players that can help their team, businesses hire the candidates that can help the company achieve its mission.

Once you’re on the team, you have to learn how to help your company reach its goals. In order to do that, you have to be effective at getting your companies message out to the right people. That’s where pitching comes in.

Every call you make or email you send is like a batter stepping into the batter’s box. When you’re reaching out to perspective clients, you have to be able to answer any question that may come up or else you’ll strike out. There will be days when you feel like you can’t get a hit. On days like that, your company will be there to pick you up. When a hitter is in a slump, they work with their manager to see how they can make their approach more effective. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson holds the record for the most career strikeouts by a batter. If he gave up after his first strikeout, he wouldn’t have become the legendary player that he is.

You’ll never hit a home run if you don’t swing, so don’t get discouraged by failures and keep swinging for the fences!