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Trust the Process

Trust the Process

The biggest lesson that I have learned throughout the building of my career is to TRUST THE PROCESS. Don't worry about the outcome, focus on the process, and when you learn to focus on the process, more times than not, the outcome will take care of itself.  I've been...

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6 Habits and Standards You Need to Develop

6 Habits and Standards You Need to Develop

Last week I had the honor to speak to the graduating 5th grade class at Grand Oak Elementary school in Charlotte. Connor Joyce gave me the best intro ever! He is a very impressive young man! Here is the essence of what I shared... Raise your hand if you’ve ever played...

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For the 2019 Graduates

For the 2019 Graduates

I had the distinct honor to give the commencement speech at Gaithersburg High School’s 2018 graduation. Here is a slightly shortened version of what I shared: “I’m honored to have this opportunity to share 3 impactful lessons to hopefully help you write the next...

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Leadership is a Choice

Leadership is a Choice

There are two things I know with certainty: Leaders are always in demand and leaders are always the highest paid. This is true on any team and in any organization. How would you like to become a more influential and impactful leader? Good news – you can be! How? Make...

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Here Are The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned From The Hill

Here Are The 5 Biggest Lessons I Learned From The Hill

Jesse Itzler has a laundry list of incredible traits… but one of his most impressive is his ability to push himself past his perceived physical and mental limits. Many people are willing to do the first 95%, but Jesse is committed to doing the last 5%... the hard...

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Figure Out Your “Why”

Figure Out Your “Why”

Getting “back to basics” is at the core of being great. Yes, the basics may be boring and mundane, but they are critical to success. In the basketball world, we see this in the way Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry approach their training. They stick to the fundamentals. In...

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Successful Traits – Basketball to Business

Successful Traits – Basketball to Business

I have been incredibly fortunate to try a variety of different sports and activities in my life. Everything from martial arts to your conventional sports like football had an effect on me. And while I'm thankful that I tried everything, I always came back to...

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Go Back to the Basics

Go Back to the Basics

Having worked with high performing athletes and individuals across many spectrums, I have learned about some biggest challenges they see when trying to improve their performance. What most people need to realize is that even if you feel you don’t know enough, you...

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How to Improve Your Work Performance

How to Improve Your Work Performance

Fact: Adhering to a consistent workout program will drastically improve your job performance—regardless of what you do for a living. It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher, doctor, lawyer, accountant, engineer, cashier or anything in between, working out will allow...

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Communication Rating System

Communication Rating System

Communication is a separator. Good teams talk. Great teams communicate. Effective communication is a skill.   Like any skill, it can be learned and can be improved with proper practice and repetition. The key is making successful communication a habit. I have...

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“Alan was the perfect emcee for our Leadership Academy. He was able to masterfully connect, engage and inspire every guest” Bryan K. Williams, DM

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