What is Your Incremental Vision?

What is Your Incremental Vision?

One of the things I do each Sunday is to carve out the time to not only plan my week but to create a vision as to what I want the week to look like and when Friday comes… what is it that I will have accomplished.  I want to create the vibe for the week before...
Prepare like Steve Kerr

Prepare like Steve Kerr

Almost 30 years ago this month I was traveling around the country working basketball camps as I was trying to land my first college coaching job. One of my favorite stops was Tucson, AZ where I worked two weeks at the University of Arizona’s basketball camp. I...
Coffee, Please

Coffee, Please

One of the hardest and most valuable lessons you learn in athletics is that doing everything the right way does not always guarantee success. You can have an amazing work ethic, take care of your business on and off the court, be a great teammate, work on the mental...
Living life with and on purpose

Living life with and on purpose

Eight weeks from this coming Sunday I will be getting in the waters of Lake Michigan to start the Michigan (Frankfort) 70.3 Ironman with a 1.2-mile swim, followed by a 56-mile bike, and then a 13.1-mile run. Eight weeks may seem like a lot of time left to train but if...
Adversity happens for you

Adversity happens for you

One of the greatest revelations I have had in life is that adversity does not happen to us, it happens for us.  When we think that something happened to us we become the victim and fire up the pity party. That does not serve you and it certainly does not serve...
Prioritize Poise

Prioritize Poise

As I was writing down notes for this post, I kept looking across the aisle at my family as we flew to Florida to spend a long weekend in the Santa Rosa/Sea Side/Watercolor area. You may be asking yourself… what about school, what about sports, and what is the...
Legacy

Legacy

Life is funny, sometimes with a bit of a twisted sense of humor.  But, seriously… the journey we are all on is truly remarkable when you sit and break it down.  A little over four years ago I picked up a copy of David Brooks, A Road to Character while I was...
Intangibles are the Difference Maker

Intangibles are the Difference Maker

The Difference Maker One of the projects I am currently executing is a seven-week series with Fidelity National Financial where I spend one hour each week breaking down the core components of our foundational program VICTORY Defined.  This week I am presenting on...
Creating Defining Moments

Creating Defining Moments

A few weeks ago was Maddie and EJ’s last day of school and it was also the last day for their bus driver Mary taking them and a dozen more crazies, to and from school.  Mary’s bus company lost the contract for our school district and they will have a new driver...
Driving Discretionary Effort

Driving Discretionary Effort

There is something about getting to know people that I thoroughly enjoy. To say I am passionate about it would be a bit of an understatement.  I am intrigued by the unique stories and qualities of others which is why I stray so far away from generalizations....