Back when I was still teaching, in 2011, I remember teaching my young classes about the value of time. Yes, I was a PE teacher, but I took it upon my duty to teach them about time tested principles of success such as compounding effort and doing what you said you would do (DWYSYWD). Time, I told them, is the one thing that you can never get back. You can lose a million bucks and make it back. You can lose friends and make new ones. But Father Time, he ceases for no person.
25 years ago, we went to the Villanova summer basketball camp. In fact, we went for 3 years in a row, it was a great camp. Coach Steve Lappas, the head Coach of the powerhouse at the time, told us one afternoon: ‘Each time you pick up the ball to work on your skills, you are getting a fraction of a percent better. You won’t even notice it at the time. But when you consistently do this, day after day, when you look back, the improvements will be enormous.’ That always stuck
When I was in high school and college, I remember really struggling with my intense introverted nature and feeling confident. To me, I bought into the belief that confidence announces itself by displays of volume and by being the life of the room or party. Yet, I was confused, because I was always internally very confident. I believed in myself, no matter what goal I set out to achieve. In fact, I still do. I don’t believe I have ever proclaimed something I wanted to do th
11 some years ago, I decided to break up with Devon. And by flipping through a book, The Road Less Traveled, in a Barnes and Noble in Kentucky during our hiatus, I read something that made me realize my terrible mistake. That story is for a different time though. This is about the philosophy of taking the road less traveled. When everyone is going right, go left. When everyone is going down, go up. It never fails in any area of life from my experience. As an example, I recent
Back in 2014, when I first started to learn about Mind Mapping from Dax Moy, I was already intensely passionate about mental fitness and the power of the mind. Mind Map has given me a tool and passion to explain the patterns of the human mind and how the mind works in terms of habit formation. And because life is what you make of it, I have added my own unique twists and takes on it and have different aspects I teach of it, including the power of thoughts and visualization.