Mile 7: Why forgiveness is the door to faith (a light-weight ‘rationale-philosophication’)

When I sometimes listen to christian speakers or rather the ones broadcasting (is that the term) on television, I can't help but lump their image of God together with the ideas of the new age belief structures. God as an inanimate object. 'New-agers' though, have flowered the image with all paths leading to...'it?'.  And they … Continue reading Mile 7: Why forgiveness is the door to faith (a light-weight ‘rationale-philosophication’)

Mile 6: Why viewing leadership as a position hurts more than helps in team sports

Someone asked a famous conductor of a great symphony orchestra which orchestral instrument he considered the most difficult to play. The conductor thought a moment, then said: "Second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists. But to find one who can play second fiddle with enthusiasm - that's a problem. And if we have … Continue reading Mile 6: Why viewing leadership as a position hurts more than helps in team sports

Mile 6: How to begin transforming your group of individuals/athletes into a TEAM

A group needs to be led. A team is a self-sustaining 'thing' that moves forward because of desire not command. There is only one way to turn a group into a team. Do a trust fall! *sarcasm Ask yourselves this question coaches: If you were to tell your athletes that you were shutting down the … Continue reading Mile 6: How to begin transforming your group of individuals/athletes into a TEAM

Mile 6: Why finding what you’re born to do is sooo elusive

You just graduated from a gruesome academic life and found that you are great at business management. You have a keen eye for business trends and you create new economic avenues, giving opportunity for the trend. You were born to be a business leader. You came out of your mother's womb singing and your family were the first … Continue reading Mile 6: Why finding what you’re born to do is sooo elusive

Mile 5: The challenge of leading a team well (captains & coaches)…

Speaking hesitantly, I said, "Let's go outside and play croquet!" I have no friends that would ever say to me that that statement was a great idea. Well, luckily I wasn't with my friends but I was working at my first job out of college - a group home in California. There were 6, what society would call "at-risk" teenagers … Continue reading Mile 5: The challenge of leading a team well (captains & coaches)…

Mile 5: A critical mistake athletes make when practicing

Let's get straight to the point, shall we. Most athletes that I know personally, have an idea of what they want...their goal. It goes something like this. 'I want to be able to contribute to the team. I want to be better and stronger than last year. I want to be a better shooter.' All … Continue reading Mile 5: A critical mistake athletes make when practicing