Posts tagged "Motivation"

You Get What You Reward

In my second year as the Boys’ Basketball Coach at Fairmont Prep Academy we are in the process of trying to establish a particular kind of culture and were having some trouble getting certain players to commit to things we felt were important. Some of this was the players not understanding yet, some was parental... Read more »

You Get What You Emphasize. Or Do You?

Anytime you enter into a new leadership position, whether it is in business, for an organization, or as a head coach at a different school, the first and primary task at hand is to begin to establish the kind of culture you are looking for. Jim Thompson, founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance... Read more »

“Greatest Inspirational Quotes” a Book for Every Day in the Year

Sometimes…a simple statement can change the direction of one’s life. Motivate them toward more positive, worthwhile ways to make choices. Help them start each day with purpose, and finish that day feeling more accomplished. An inspirational piece one grasps, without hesitation, just for the mere impact and meaning it has for them. This is how... Read more »
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Sports: Athletes Seeking Championship Success Start With “ROA”

This past summer we watched some of the very best athletes in the world compete at the London Olympics. Whether it was swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte or Missy Franklin; gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Alexandra Raisman or Mckayla Maroney; or track’s Usain Bolt, Ashton Eaton or Lolo Jones; all demonstrated the results that unequivocal dedication, commitment,... Read more »

Sports: Helping High School Athletes Think Like Champions

Years ago, when I was still coaching, I coached a team that had a great deal of potential. However, as is common with a good number of high school athletes, their confidence was not up to par with that said potential. Their talent was most definitely beyond their current level of performance, and their efforts... Read more »

Sports: Athletic Success Can be Measured by “The Little Things”

How many of you have heard the statement, “It’s the little things that make all the difference?” A lot, I would assume. Whether in this form or another, it is a commonly referenced statement in sports (at least from a coach’s standpoint). And as a former competitive athlete, it is something I subscribed to as... Read more »
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Sports: Regardless of the Sport, Athletes are Much More Alike Than They are Different – Part III

Continuing our discussion from Part II (Wednesday), make no mistake, the last three categories that encompass the commonalities between all athletes when striving to succeed is every bit as important as the first three. Next up…the CDSPH Principle. CDSPH Principle: An acronym created for Becoming a True Champion, the CDSPH Principle (Commitment, Discipline, Sacrifice, Priorities,... Read more »

Sports: Regardless of the Sport, Athletes are Much More Alike Than They are Different – Part II

Well…the answer to the question posed at the end of Part I of this post (what are those relative aspects, qualities, ALL athletes/teams need in order to reach their potential and become the very best that they can be?) is certainly quite long. That is, at least, if I were to elaborate on all points... Read more »

Sports: Regardless of the Sport, Athletes are Much More Alike Than They are Different – Part I

When you think about that title, what comes to your mind first? Do you find it hard to fathom the idea that athletes in different sports are much more alike than they are different? Take football…I mean that is one physical sport. Go to any high school football game where two competitive teams are playing... Read more »
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Sports Inspiration: Never Give Up, Never Give In Attitude of Chad Jones Keeps NFL Dream Alive

Most all of us, in one way or the other, face some type of adversity during our lives. Circumstances that force us to find out just what we are made of, who we really are on the inside. They are “life lesson” type situations that teach us…well, about life. However, sometimes, for some, these hardships…difficulties,... Read more »