Winning Matters

Winning Matters

One of the really cool things about living in Batavia, IL is the amazing 1st – 8th grade football program our high school football staff has built. There is a reason that our high school team competes for the state championship just about every season. Three weeks ago...
Coaching

Coaching

I wanted to share something with you that has been coming up a lot in our world here at The Molitor Group and is a recurring theme on The Athletics of Business podcast. Before I do… me back up for a second.  We spend a great deal of time talking about the parallels...

Focusing On The Significant Few

In life, there are always a million things that are screaming for our attention, and at times, it feels like you have to improve every aspect of your life. Do more things with your life. Help more people in your life. And do it all with grace… it’s an...
Mastering the Mind Shift

Mastering the Mind Shift

One of the things I learned early on in my coaching career was that I often felt like I was learning more from my players than they were learning from me. Especially when I got out of my own way and was more aware of what was happening. That has certainly been the...
Have Your Feet in the Right Place

Have Your Feet in the Right Place

It was quite the week here last week as we celebrated my little man, E.J.’s 7th birthday and the first day of school… on the same day! EJ has spent the last two weeks in a state of conflict (which we all are constantly in when you really think it through) as he...
Create the Rallying Effect

Create the Rallying Effect

As a young boy I remember on more than one occasion waking up in the middle of the night to hear my Mom and Dad talking in their room. Specifically, I remember the conversation being one with soft voices accompanied by the sounds of my Mom crying through her...
Insdispensable

Insdispensable

Today I want to lead with a baseball story that took place over 15 years ago. The Colorado Rockies had just re-signed a former player and asked for his input. This player had enjoyed a sixteen-year career with six different major league teams which meant that he had...
Foxhole Test

Foxhole Test

I want to talk to you about winning… and losing. See… before you know to win you have to know how to lose.  You must know how to lose individually and you have to know how to lose collectively as a team.  When I speak on building a culture worth...

If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me

I once heard someone in my industry go off on people for saying Wednesday is Hummmmmmp Daaaaayyyyyyyy and the week is all downhill from here. He called them soft and mentioned that every day counts and when you view the rest of the week as going downhill then you have...