Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuing happiness is like chasing a rainbow. The faster we go, the harder we try, the farther off it becomes. I have learned that happiness is not a pursuit— it’s a choice. Happiness is a state of mind, obtainable at … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Winston Churchill

Churchill’s first speech to the British people as PM laid out his program bluntly, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” He followed that with another speech shortly thereafter: “. . . we shall fight on … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War

Think of this excerpt from Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War when coaching and recruiting.There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There … Continue reading

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Tim Grover On Hard Work

When did hard work become a skill? It doesn’t take talent to work hard, anyone can do it. I ask—or rather demand—three things from my players: Show up, work hard, and listen. None of that takes skill. It takes a … Continue reading

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Are You Putting In The Work?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin

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Bear Bryant On Recruiting

“If you remember anything else from me, remember this – it really doesn’t cost anything to be nice, and the rewards can be unimaginable.” Bear Bryant Bear Bryant Recruiting Story

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Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks

“There’s no ego. There’s no mind games. There’s nothing ever extra,” Thunder veteran Nick Collison said. “It’s just straight forward — the way we’re going to improve is to do our work every day — and that’s what’s always been … Continue reading

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The Coaching Business

As coaches, it’s important to understand and realize why we got into the business. We all have different reasons for why we got into the business and when it comes to new jobs, it’s important that we think about the … Continue reading

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