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Archive for April, 2009

The Secret to a Successful Day

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”— Anon The first game of the big-league baseball season has come and gone, with more Opening Day games scheduled for today. Last night Atlanta beat Philadelphia 4-1, in a result will stand forever. It’s a record of exactly what happened. It is NOT a record of: […]

Using Failure as Fuel

“It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” — H. Stanley Judd North Carolina’s most important game of this season may well have taken place last season. That’s because last year’s loss in the semifinals made the Wildcats even more determined to win this year’s national title. They can do so Monday […]

What It Means to Be a Coach

“When all is said and done, teaching is what I try to do for a living.” – Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric from ‘Jack: Straight from the Gut’ You can bet that the players (and coaches) in today’s Final Four matchups have received great coaching at some point. But what IS great coaching? John Kessel […]

The Road to Excellence

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” –– Vince Lombardi For Olympic runner Erin Donohue, the road has led to coaching. Donohue, who competed in the 1500 meters in last year’s Summer Olympics, in China, is confronting what […]

Moments of Destiny

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — Anthony Robbins Each moment in life carries the power to change your destiny. Let me tell you a story. More than half a century ago, a singing group named the Shirelles had formed. One day their producer came to them and told […]

The “I Can’t” Syndrome

“Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?” — Maurice Freehill Maybe you’re right after all. You say you don’t have any talent, and maybe you’re right. You say you just can’t, and maybe you’re right. April Fool’s! Of course you have talent. Of course you can […]