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 […]
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“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 […]
There’s a saying bouncing around the world of sports, and it goes something like this, “You compete as you practice.” You don’t need a PhD from MIT to make sense of that. Basically, if you want to compete like a champion you need to practice like one. Sounds simple. Well, not really. The tricky part of […]
Looking for a sly way to persuade people? Are you taking advantage of this simple tool every office has? Our most powerful coaching tools can often be right in front of us, and we don’t even know it. A basic clipboard can be sneakily powerful. So can a smart phone. But the power of the […]