Cultural icons have a way of renaming the beauty of meaning. Kobe Bryant did just that. He did what Michael Jordan didn't do - name his drive and shared it. Maybe that's why storytelling was the appropriate next move for the Mamba. And the Oscar proves that i guess. Kobe had introspection and the ability … Continue reading Mile 135: I'm not Kobe but I respect his ability to rename this term
"A Leader is not about who is in front but who is first." Huh? What does that even mean? Imagine that you are in a race and your fellow racer is a lap ahead. They have perfect form and lengthy strides. But by the end of the race, your hand is up in victory. How? … Continue reading Mile 134: Life's journey starting blocks – the most important part of pushing forward
Brian and his mentee Jerome went on their monthly hike trail which at its end, overlooks their city. While relaxing on a boulder at the end of their hike, taking in the great view, Brian saw something on the ground that could be a great learning experience. The thing was close to the edge of … Continue reading Mile 133: A parable about the importance of knowing who you are and where you stand
A long time ago, a man lived who gazed at the stars all night long. He believed that the stars revealed what the future would hold and he called himself an astrologer. One night, while he was out for a walk and gazing at the stars, he had a terrible premonition that the world would … Continue reading Mile 132: A quick reminder for athletic programs and an option for understanding performance psychology
This Thanksgiving feels different. It feels somber. Maybe it's because our nation has been hit with one natural disaster after another. Maybe it's because I'm thinking about those in California who have lost all of their belongings. Maybe it's because I'm remembering all of these mass shootings that have been taking place leaving parents, friends … Continue reading Mile 131: This Thanksgiving feels different.
At least once a week I browse through my old journals just to see the ideas I thought were important. Sometimes, I find quotes from people that I believe are worth sitting with again and I post them in this blog/journal for easier retrieval. Today is such a day. I'll post some of the quotes … Continue reading Mile 130: Here’s what these people said behind your back!