Bowling

Words to Live By

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How we communicate with people can often determine their perception of us.  Do you want to be perceived as confident and positive or insecure and negative?  Here are a few words to avoid in your day to day to communicate in a more positive light. There is No Try This is something we train our staff on from the beginning.  When you “try” to do something, you are giving yourself an out before you even begin.  When I first learned this, here is how it was explained to me by my boss: If I tell you I’m going to try...

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Logo Infusion becomes the Official Jersey Partner for Creating the Difference

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PRESS RELEASE Creating the Difference has been making waves since launching That Purple Stuff Bowling Ball cleaner just over a year ago.  After launching their first product via social media, Creating the Difference has continued to interact with and coach bowlers over social media.  Company CEO, Ronald Hickland Jr, accredits this to their success. “We have built this company through grassroots efforts.  When our customers reach out, they get us - myself, my VP’s, our pro shop operators - people who listen and can answer their questions.  Our following has grown because we care about our customers and it shows.”...

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Sparing Your Mentality

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By Staff Writer Tim Gagne   Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t seem to focus? Where each shot is just a frustrating addition to a bad day? Have you ever just gotten so angry that you kick or slap the ball return on the way back from the line? Let’s have a moment of silence for the ball returns we have lost to angry bowlers.   Blaming Yourself First If you play sports besides bowling, at some point, you likely have reached a point where you get very frustrated with the game. When you reach...

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It's Not How Much You Make, It's How Much You Spend

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At Creating the Difference we like educating people. Most of the time, we educate about bowling.  However, we decided to create a blog which focuses on creating a difference in your life -- not just your bowling game. In this blog I want to talk about money and why you should keep track of it. I recently had a conversation with my Bowling Store team about money. I explained to them that if you can learn to take a big picture approach to spending money, it can really save you money in the long term. One employee asked to purchase...

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Approaching the Advanced Mechanics

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By Staff Writer Tim Gagne   Last time I went over the basics of the approach and lining up your shot; today I will be going over the more advanced mechanics involved before you hit the line. As bowlers develop a hook on the lanes, they start requiring some much more important mechanics to keep a consistent shot. These can range from learning transitions, to matching up the pattern, to throwing the ball repeatedly in the pocket. When it comes to putting up the best score each game, the only things you can truly control exist behind the foul line....

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