[This is an update to an article original published in 2012] We coaches may look composed and tough on the outside, but on the inside we often have the same fears and worries that typical folks have. I know from my own experiences, and a survey I did of recently hired coaches, that one of […]
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Last updated 02-28-18 I’ve been looking for a new job lately. Part of the process of building a career. It’s meant a lot of applications, letters sent, phone calls, interviews. And rejection. Some of those rejections have been professional. Some most, not so. I get it. It’s part of the process. And as an older guy […]
I had a problem. My oldest son, a college football player, was eating ALL the food in our house. He ate everything. Every-single-crumb. Including stuff I cooked. (Even though I’m the son of a professional cook, my cooking skills have been classified as “lacking.”) There was no stopping him: Hiding food didn’t help — he found […]
“Technology is a great slave but a terrible master.” – Tim Ferriss My first experience with my cell phone was awful. I finally threw it away. It was a dumb phone. I liked it for the camera. Hated the phone part — because people would call me. I’d have to stop what I was doing […]
Years ago, I thought it would be great if I could contact my athletes each day. Maybe a simple inspiring message, or a “how’s it going?” connect. I miss those old days. Now, we coach in a digital world of constant connection, daily innovation, mega-communication challenges, bulging data bases, and information overload. It can be […]
I worry a lot. During season I can’t tell you how many 3:37 am worry sessions I have. Just me and my pillow trying to figure things out. For me, it’s one of the least enjoyable parts of coaching. I’m not the only coach this happens to. I once heard football coach Lou Holtz say […]