Full Time-Out: July 2020

July 1st marked the beginning of the 2nd half of 2020. As you can see, we’re down 14 at halftime (and we’ve been getting fouled like crazy!).

What adjustments will you make – to your mindset and habits – to make a comeback?

What do you need to do today to inch closer to becoming your best self, maximizing your performance, and making the next 6 months as significant as possible?

HINT: Don’t worry about the scoreboard!

Just concentrate on the next play. Aim to win the next possession. Strive to focus on What’s Important Now? (W.I.N.).

If you do that consistently, as legendary NFL coaching icon Bill Walsh said, “the score will take care of itself.”

What is the next decision you need to make?

Whether large or small… make it a good one!

Every decision you make is important. Every decision is another ‘brick on your wall.’ Every decision accumulates and compounds and determines who you are, where you are, and how you feel.

How do you know if you are making a good decision?

Ask yourself this question: Will this take me closer to becoming the best version of myself?

If the answer is ‘yes’ – then do it. If the answer is ‘no’ – then don’t.

Then aim to get as many ‘yeses’ each day as you can!

If you do that… the score will take care of itself!

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Every effective leader in sports and business does these 5 things consistently:

  1. Inspires every member of the team to have full buy-in and believe in
  2. Deeply cares about their people as human beings first and players/employees second
  3. Effectively communicates (especially the listening part!) with goal of deepening connection
  4. Values their people’s needs and works hard to help them achieve their goals
  5. Resolves problems, conflicts, and issues without getting flustered or rattled


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30 Second Time-Out: July 2020

As business open back up and teams reassemble, here are 2 questions leaders need to ask themselves as well as ask every person in their organization:

  1. In the past 12 weeks… what have you done that has worked well? Any positive changes to your mindset? Habits? Systems/processes? What has helped you the most that we can share with the rest of the team in hopes that it help them as well?
  2. In the past 12 weeks… what has been your biggest challenge? Where do you feel stuck? What is your most pressing pain point? How we can I support you? What do you need from me to get you unstuck?

Additionally, leaders should perform the following ‘role clarity’ audit with everyone on their team:

Step #1: Write down the team member’s name followed by the 3 most important responsibilities they have (the ‘Big 3’). What should their 3 top priorities be? What are the 3 things they need to be focused on for the team to progress? If they can only accomplish 3 things in a given day, what should they be?

Step #2: Ask that team member to write down whey they believe their ‘Big 3’ is (ask them the same questions in Step #1).

Step #3: Compare the two sets of notes! Is there alignment? Is each team member focused on what the leader needs them to focus on for the team to be successful?


This is the most important question you can ask yourself at the end of each day:

In the past several months, I’ve delivered nuggets like that in virtual presentations to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, sales teams, and high school & college sports teams. Each experience was customized and packed with practical, actionable strategies and takeaways.

If your organization is interested – please email me at Alan@AlanSteinJr.com – I would be honored to explore and discuss!


Championship teams:

  1. Lead their teammates
  2. Love their teammates
  3. Elevate their teammates
  4. Respect their teammates
  5. Trust their teammates
  6. Discipline their teammates
  7. Back their teammates
  8. Challenge their teammates

Overtime: July 2020

What is your philosophy? From coaches to CEO’s… leaders need to have clarity on their philosophy… as it will mold their team’s culture. Check out this clip from a recent session I did with 100+ basketball coaches around the world (this message is equally applicable to business!).


In this season I unpack the key stories and lessons from my book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best. If you’ve already read or listened to my book… please enjoy the reinforcement and reminders. Remember, repetition is not punishment.

If this is new to you… I hope you find this content helpful.

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  1. Find, attract, and recruit top talent
  2. Hire, train, and teach them
  3. Empower, support, and praise them
  4. Lead, push, and retain them

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