Mile 54: Fire and Water (Leadership Parable by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne)

In the fourth century B.C., hidden within the state of Lu, lay the district over which Duke Chuang governed. The district, though small, had prospered exceedingly well under Chuang’s predecessor. But since Chuang’s appointment to the post, its affairs had deteriorated markedly. Taken aback by the sad turn of events, Chuang set out to the … Continue reading Mile 54: Fire and Water (Leadership Parable by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne)

Mile 54: What the small things you think say about the BIG things you believe

Have you realized yet that it's not the BIG obvious self-negative thoughts that hinder you the most from pursuing excellence? It's the small ones that are easy to believe that don't send up red flags. The small ones that you readily hold as truthful about you. A great example of what I want to speak … Continue reading Mile 54: What the small things you think say about the BIG things you believe

Mile 54: How far would God go to protect you? The Genesis 38 Concept

One of the most well-known stories in the Bible and the most pivotal stories to the protection of the children of Israel is the story of Joseph. You can find the entire story of Joseph and how he saved his family in Genesis chapters 37-50. The overview of the story is that Joseph's brothers sold … Continue reading Mile 54: How far would God go to protect you? The Genesis 38 Concept

Mile 53: So you want to lead huh? Lessons from working with Undefeated JV baseball team

How do you begin to get people to follow your lead? I've found that that answer doesn't first come from how much I know or how well I organize. It has less to do with how motivated I am or how much I understand motivation. I've noticed it's not in the strategies used for reaching … Continue reading Mile 53: So you want to lead huh? Lessons from working with Undefeated JV baseball team

Mile 53: Two character tips for becoming a pro type player coaches like

I was listening to Coach Herm Edwards give a presentation to a NFL rookie class on what a a "pro" athlete looks like. And I believe that what he talks about transcends any particular sport. Every athlete can learn something from the 5 things he mentioned. But the list would need a certain type of … Continue reading Mile 53: Two character tips for becoming a pro type player coaches like

Mile 53: If you ain’t saying it you definitely aint becoming it

The most memorable time that I could recall teaching self-talk was with a high school volleyball team in California. It was a Saturday morning practice/mental training program in their gym and I was presenting on this topic; the young ladies seemed to be paying attention but really sometimes you can never tell. After the presentation … Continue reading Mile 53: If you ain’t saying it you definitely aint becoming it