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Archive for February, 2013

Today’s Pep Talk: Attitudes of Success

Success breeds success. Winners win. Did you ever wonder why? It begins with attitude. Look at Ben Affleck, a winner in his profession. Speaking to reporters after his picture “Argo” won an Academy Award, Affleck was asked how he felt about missing out on the Best Director award. “You know what? You’re not entitled to […]

Today’s Pep Talk: How to Get Noticed

If you’re alive, you’re competing with someone. Even if you don’t consider yourself a competitive person, you want something that other people want. Maybe it’s a job, a place on the team, a part in a play, or something as basic as attention or affection. In this case, what is the quality that will make […]

Today’s Pep Talk: There’s Help All Around You

You may not know her by name, but you’ve likely seen actress Billie Burke in her most famous role. She played Glinda, the Good Witch from the North, in “The Wizard of Oz.” One day Burke was on an ocean liner making a trans-Atlantic crossing, and noticed that the gentleman at the next table was […]

Today’s Pep Talk: Formula for a Meaningful Life

A friend posted this on Facebook, and it really struck me as a way to coach — and to live. “Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is now. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important thing is to do good for […]

Video of incredible buzzer-beater

Here’s one that will go down in history for both schools.

Today’s Pep Talk: Power of Imagination

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass!” — Success expert Paul J. Meyer It all starts with imagination. Walt Disney saw a magic kingdom in a Florida swamp where everyone else saw wasteland. Be like Walt Disney. See things that no one else sees. Remember, […]

What a Wheelbarrow Can Teach About Success

Charles Blondin was a world-class tightrope-walker who left his audiences gasping with suspense. He thought nothing of taking a death-defying walk with his manager on his shoulders! People would actually take bets on whether Blondin would fall to his doom. After one particularly spectacular performance, Blondin produced a wheelbarrow and asked the spectators a question. […]

Why Gym Class Is the Most Important

You’ve seen the caricature of the gym teacher, a muscle-bound specimen who can’t even hold his clipboard right side up. A friend of mine, himself a gym teacher, doesn’t fit the stereotype and doesn’t want to. He recently had to sound off when visiting another school. The admissions people boasted that they didn’t pay much […]

Why the 49ers Lost

Niners’ running back Frank Gore says his team was better than the Baltimore Ravens. Fine. Unfortunately, there’s no category for the better team in the Super Bowl. There’s only a list of teams that scored more points than the opponent. And Sunday, that was Baltimore, 34-31. “It was just a couple plays here, a couple […]