Category: life skills

  • Policeman by Day, Repairman by Night

    Policeman by Day, Repairman by Night

    My dad was a very skilled professional police officer that made the rank of sergeant before he retired after 30 years.  He was also a very skilled tradesman, something that I wish I would have learned more from him about.  Dad would work 8-12 hour shifts patrolling town and as he went around to different […]

  • How Scars Remind Us of Our Past, Present and Future

    How Scars Remind Us of Our Past, Present and Future

    We all have some type of scar on our bodies.  Some have many more than others.  I made a list of the scars I have and they were plentiful.  I got most of them while I was a young boy and teenager growing up climbing trees, riding bikes, playing in the woods and rough housing […]

  • Five D’s to Success in Coaching, Teaching and Life

    Five D’s to Success in Coaching, Teaching and Life

    Today I am writing about positive words that begin with the letter D that are inspirational, motivational and can be used daily to guide you in life. There are a bunch of words that can be applied to this posting and used as a tool for daily your inner motivation, inspiration and what it takes […]

  • “C” Words That Define Great Leaders

    “C” Words That Define Great Leaders

    I am continuing my series of alphabet words that best describe great leaders, coaches, teachers, mentors, business and family leaders.  I talk about leadership alot but it has a special place in my heart and has been engrained in me since I was a child.  I grew up watching my dad be a man that […]

  • “B” Words That Define Successful Coaches. Leaders and People

    “B” Words That Define Successful Coaches. Leaders and People

    Today in my mini series of successful words that describe great coaches, leaders and people in general I am using the letter “B”.  The other day I posted words on the letter “A” if you would like to go back and read that posting.  There are all kinds of words that start with B that […]

  • “A” Words That Define Successful People

    “A” Words That Define Successful People

    Today we continue a series of blog post I have been writing using the alphabet to define successful people. These words often are mentioned when we look at successful, well rounded people that we know.  Not just your run of the mill person, but people that stand out from the crowd.  Amazing people that set […]

  • What Does Winning At All Cost Really Cost

    What Does Winning At All Cost Really Cost

    As coaches we all want to win.  We want to win every game, every match, every set, every quarter, every period, every goal, everyday.  We talk about winning with our teams and prepare them to do so.  We set goals as a team and with the individuals on the team to accomplish the main goal […]

  • Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win

    Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win

    When I was about eight or nine years old my dad wrote this quote in my baseball glove.  He was a winner and I never once saw him give up, give in or quit and that rubbed off on me and my brothers.  You know that quitting is easy to do.  Quitting is easy to […]

  • GI Joes, Tonka Trucks, Marbles and Hot Wheels

    GI Joes, Tonka Trucks, Marbles and Hot Wheels

    Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s we played with 12 inch GI joes, Big Jim, Hot Wheels, Tonka Trucks and even sticks. Give me a set of hot wheels or Tonka trucks and a dirt pile and I would play for hours. When I see kids playing with them it makes me smile and […]

  • Five Reasons to Surround Yourself With Positive People

    Five Reasons to Surround Yourself With Positive People

    Being a positive person is hard for some people while most can just make it happen daily. We can all look at life two ways that will guide us and how we live life. We can look at everything as a pessimist (person who finds the negative or problem in everything) or we can be […]

  • Lack of Motivation In LIfe

    Lack of Motivation In LIfe

    We all know a few people that just lack motivation in life. Motivation to get out of bed, work, take care of obligations, care for others, take care of the family and generally just be a lump of coal in society. What drives a person to become that unmotivated about living life is the big […]

  • Breaking Up Your Unplowed Ground- Bobby’s Story

    Breaking Up Your Unplowed Ground- Bobby’s Story

    Ever reach that point in life where you are not reaping the product you are desiring. Not getting the results you wanted to achieve? Many times in life we find ourselves cultivating our dreams, goals, desires and visions in a field of thorns. In the bible Gods word tells us; that we often reap what […]