The sport of soccer goes back more than 2,000 years. Many claim to have discovered the sport, and there are historical records in ancient China. Rome, Greece, and parts of Central America. However, England formed it into the modern game of football that we all know today. In America, the sport is referred to as , which is derived from Association Football. The reason is that the gridiron game of American football, which was derived from rugby, already existed in America. Association football was therefore given a variant of Association Football, or soccer.

are episodic, digital series that people listen…


When it comes to the entertainment industry, people on the outside looking in have many fantastical notions of how it must be. As a civilian, it’s easy to imagine that every day is a fun adventure full of excitement and luxurious pampering. Here are a few misconceptions about the industry that most people believe.

It’s a glamorous business to work in all the time, 24/7

Contrary to popular belief, the time spent in front of the camera is a very small percentage of the time that actors spend their days. The rest of the time is spent learning lines, maintaining…


As an eager entrepreneur, you will need several elements to make your business a success. The first thing will be a product or service that others think is a good idea, not just you. Ninety percent of all startups within the first five years because of a flawed business model. The second reason is a shortage of funds. Before you spend hard-earned time, money, and effort launching a startup, there are several important decisions you should make beforehand. The you chose to work with are some of them.

Some people mistakenly try to save money on the front end by…


In the early days of the NFL, draftees negotiated their contracts either by themselves or with parental guidance. This led to many unhappy who felt exploited by their teams and a search for professional help. After a lengthy, uphill battle, they earned the guaranteed right of representation in a collective bargaining agreement. The National Football League Players Association, or ( ), is one union-based organization established to provide players with formal representation when discussing contracts. During such negotiations, sports represent the interest of athletes.

There are several reasons why a professional athlete needs representation. In addition to being savvy about…


Many new entertainment trends have emerged over the past year, in part because of a need to replace our otherwise outdoor social activities. People who have been working and studying from home have come up with ways to stay busy during downtime. Necessity breeds invention, so it’s no surprise that trends are emerging from this hibernation state.

Social Video

With the emergence of 5G networks, data can be transferred faster and with more clarity. This means more than a clearer telephone connection. Video and download speeds have reached the point of making social video a viable entertainment medium. …


When people wonder whether it is worth the time and money to earn a degree, some reasons go above and beyond the credentials earned. They also get access to experts who are able to guide and teach them about the real world. They can roleplay real-life and pause for student questions or correct their decision-making. In addition to teachers and professors, there are also coaches and other adults who might encourage along the way. These people are called mentors.

A is someone who has invaluable experience to pass along to a protegee. Because they have already made mistakes and learned…


Soccer, also known as football, is one of the most beloved sports in the world. It takes a great deal of skill, agility, and talent to be a good player. However, it takes an immense amount of skill to motivate soccer players to be their best. This is why soccer managers are so important to the team as a whole. Managers push their players to be the best they can be. Some soccer managers have made more of a mark on the sport than others.

Jürgen Klopp

At the beginning of his career, Jürgen Klopp brought Borussia Dortmund league titles…


Making a name for yourself in the entertainment industry takes hard work and dedication. Whether you’d like to have success in music, film, theatre, or sports as someone in the background or front and center, there are a few ways to make it happen. It’s not just about getting the attention of others; becoming a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry takes business knowledge and understanding how to leverage yourself.

Lead With Your Passion

While being a jack of all trades sounds like a great way to find more opportunities, it can easily stop you from finding…


Being a great leader doesn’t mean showing strength, charisma, or boldness all the time. While “humble” isn’t a word most people hear to describe a leader, showing humility and emotional intelligence can make an incredible leader. A leader who is humble, collaborative, and driven by their employee’s well-being is more likely to have strong employee retention and drive their team’s success forward.

Less Abuse of Power

Power as a leader can easily get to someone’s head and abusing that power becomes more likely. Abuse of power can not only wreak havoc on their team but also the organization as a…


Leading your business through times of uncertainty can easily take its toll on you and your team. When your business is going through a crisis, panicking is never the solution. As a leader, it is your responsibility to recognize the seriousness of the crisis, keep up morale, and move the team through these uncertain times effectively and empathetically. However, especially for new entrepreneurs and leaders, taking on a crisis can be intimidating. These tips will help you to lead by example during times of uncertainty:

Be Decisive and Let Your Team Know

During times of uncertainty, decision-making can be harder…

Steven Gagnon

Based in LA, Steven Gagnon is the Co-CEO of Element Media Group, as well as a sports enthusiast and entrepreneur. Learn more @ stevengagnonelementmediagroup.org

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