Don’t You Want to Get Better?

I am amazed when I hear stories of people in any walk of life who don’t want to have others observe them and then critique what they have done. Seriously? Don’t you want to get better at whatever it is that you do? Are you so perfect that you don’t...

Thank Others

Today is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. However, here in the US, it is also the day after Thanksgiving. So today, I’m going to talk about the concept of giving thanks with teams. It is important that we make an effort to thank people for the...

Is Your Team a “Family”?

 Note – This is a re-post of a post I did in 2017, with some changes made to update it a bit. When I hear a coach or a team use the term “family,” I am often swept back in time to the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and their use of the Sister Sledge song, “We are...

The GOAT

Tom Brady or Joe Montana? Michael Jordan or Lebron James? Or how about Kareem Abdul Jabbar? Serena Williams or Martina Navratilova? Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus? Wayne Gretzky or…? Okay, that one is pretty much a no-brainer. There’s nobody even close! The...

Get Busy Living

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 61. Yeah, I’m old. But I’ve known that I’m getting old for a while now. It’s just that in the daily moments of life, one who is “getting old” doesn’t really feel old. As a boy, young man,...

Keeping Your Perspective

This is a re-post of a post I did back in 2016. Ever since writing the original post, I have had numerous incidents that have highlighted the importance of understanding perspective in a variety of aspects in my life, and I have tweaked the post a bit. For the most...