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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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Do Men Need Emotional Intelligence

Do Men Need Emotional Intelligence

Do men need Emotional Intelligence? That depends. Do men need to increase self-awareness? Do men need to improve their leadership performance? Do men need to forge stronger, more connected relationships? Do men need to raise their influence and impact? Do men need to...

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Why You Will Never Understand

Why You Will Never Understand

My official title is: Performance Coach Consultant Speaker Author My unofficial title is Lifelong Learner. I aim to learn something or confirm something from every experience, every relationship, and every interaction. Everything we do provides feedback. Everything....

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A Parents Guide to Raising Champions

A Parents Guide to Raising Champions

My #1 priority is to be a present, loving, and supportive father to Luke, Jack, and Lyla. My primary responsibility is to raise well-adjusted, self-aware, and confident children that grow up to have high character and integrity, and who have developed the skill sets...

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Want to Soar to Amazing Heights?

Want to Soar to Amazing Heights?

9 years ago a good friend of mine, who is an unparalleled basketball talent evaluator, asked me to do him a favor. He asked me to come down to Charlotte to train his buddy's son (an unranked sophomore in high school at the time). He respectfully said, 'the kid is not...

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The Most Important Skill You Can Learn

The Most Important Skill You Can Learn

The average male life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. I’m 42, so statistically I’m already in the second half of my life. The perceived speed at which the first half flew by solidifies the fact that time is, without question, my most precious...

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The Toughest Player I Ever Coached

The Toughest Player I Ever Coached

James Robinson is the toughest player I’ve ever coached. While he was certainly tough physically, it was his mental toughness that was so extraordinary. He blocked out distractions. He ignored opposing fans. He smiled at blatant missed calls by the referee. If you...

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