Steve Striker has won 12 times in the PGA Tour, he has also reached 15 second places 10 third places, besides being in the top ten more than a hundred times during his career. All those accomplishments have made him win more than 40 million dollars in prizes, regardless of what his sponsors have contributed to his fortune.
After more than 20 years as a professional player, Steve Striker decided to reduce his participation in the PGA Tour to just 13 tournaments this season. The outcome: he has always made the cut and has finished second in four of these tournaments, making a profit of 4 million euros in prizes. That fact draws the attention, because this season he has made more money than last season, when he played almost 40% more tournaments.
Steve has stated recently that nowadays his life does not revolve around golf anymore, and that it’s his family what he cares most about. Nevertheless, as we have seen, he has class and energies enough to play top-level golf for some weeks along the season.
Steve Striker has managed to combine a more familiar life with being member of the PGA Tour. The fans can still enjoy his spectacular shots to the green and the PGA Tour keeps an important asset. It seems that its a win-win for everyone, and some golf fans ask themselves ¿what is the key to Steve’s success?
If we analyze the actual situation of this golfer, we can notice that, besides the great technique he has showed all along his career, he has acquired a great level of experience and maturity. Born in 1967 –he is now 46 year old– Steve has shown to have his head screwed on, and being head of household has helped him focus on his profession when needed.
The amount of money won during his career, more than 40 million dollar in prizes, has allowed him to make this decision of work less and enjoy other aspects of life. This has a double benefit, as he is not being force to play every weekend, he has the chance to train better and be fresh and ready to play those tournaments he has decided to play, something quite difficult in top-level golf.
This more relaxed routine lets Stricker enjoy both his personal and professional life, and something similar can be applied in business and for those independent professionals that work 24/7 and haven’t rested in years. Not in every profession you get to earn millions each year, but you can think a way of not working so much in order to be more productive at work.
Extended workdays, quite common in some sectors, lead to nothing. Overtime is a barrier to productivity, as it diminishes workers performance. Let’s go back to Striker, if he had to play 40 tournaments instead of 13, the ratio between the effort invested and the results obtained would be much lower, due to accumulated physical and mental fatigue and the lack of time to train and to spend time with family and friends.
Have you ever thought of reducing your workday in order to have a better quality of life and even earn more?