Mile 134: Life's journey starting blocks – the most important part of pushing forward

"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

Mile 134: What my goddaughter can teach us about working with mental training

If there were two "elite" sport psych practitioners on either side of a competition, we all know that one team must lose right? Does that mean that the other sport psych guy didn't do his job? Coaches often would only deal with sport psychology coach if they feel it will help them win. Unfortunately they've … Continue reading Mile 134: What my goddaughter can teach us about working with mental training

Mile 134: TWO things highlighted since my father left the Emergency Room

In early January 2019, my mom admitted my father into the ER with swelling in his extremities. His body was already becoming increasingly weak and this was just another blow to our family's resolve. Since he came back home from that ER visit, he has remained bedridden to this day. What this does to the … Continue reading Mile 134: TWO things highlighted since my father left the Emergency Room

Mile 133: A parable about the importance of knowing who you are and where you stand

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

Mile 133: FOUR principles found in every Black History story we’ve ever heard

When I taught my College course "Psychology of Sport" at Nyack College, one of my favorite sections was the 'Group and Team Dynamics' portion. Why? Because what sometimes they class didn't notice was that I was teaching them on something we were already experiencing together with our time together. This month is recognized in America … Continue reading Mile 133: FOUR principles found in every Black History story we’ve ever heard