[This is an update to an article original published in 2014] Coaching can be an emotional roller-coaster, full of surprising highs and terrifying lows. When things go wrong and you hit one of the lows, especially the low-of-lows, a normal reaction can be “I give up.” I’ve uttered those words more than once. Yet here’s […]
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In 1991 I was sent to Havana, Cuba as part of the advance team for the Pan American Games. I arrived a week before the U.S. Team, and my job was to get our equipment ready at the competition site. The site was an hour out of Havana, in a rural area. I was there […]
I’m going to dare you to do something that used to scare the bejeezits out of me. It’s tough. Draining. Yet, like daily exercise, the benefits can be profound. Here’s what I dare you to do … Ask Yourself A Simple Question A simple question can be a powerful tool. Here’s an example. A certain […]
It’s been two years, over 100 posts, numerous presentations, tons of interviews, and several e-books since I started CoachingSportsToday. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned about being a coach, and our coaching world. And with a flavor of full-disclosure, many of these things I knew before, have forgotten, and have relearned. […]
I’m going to lose, and so are you. It is going to happen. The odds of either of us being undefeated are wicked small. Yet, I bet you plan on winning, focus on winning, seldom talking about “that other” outcome. I do the same, because we are an optimistic lot, us coaches. But we need to […]
There is a term mining companies in Western Australia use, it’s FIFO … fly-in, fly-out. It’s used to describe the working habits of miners in extremely remote sections. The workers fly-in from other parts of the country, work, then fly-out to home until their next work session. For their employers, fly-in, fly-out workers are very […]