Overwhelm is optional

"Time is relative; its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing."

Albert Einstein

“I’m too busy.”

“There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

Sometimes we think a version of these thoughts, like “I have so much to do and not enough time.”


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How to stop being confused

"Everything is figureoutable."

Marie Forleo

Do “I don’t know” and “I’m confused” sound familiar?

What about “It’s too hard?”

How often do you find yourself saying these words?

Notice what doubt and confusion create.

When you say that you...

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Belief Bucket

"You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be."

Wayne Dyer

You all have a bucket.

As you grow up your opinions and views about life are shaped by many factors.

Your family, community, culture, church, school, neighbors, teachers, and several other sources shape your beliefs.


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Mistake Myths

"Mistakes are part of being human. Appreciate your mistake for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from."

Al Franken

Mistakes get a bad rap.

How many of you have been told to not make the...

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Believing on purpose

"We have a habit of distorting the facts until they become bearable for our own views."

Charlie Munger

What is a belief?

It is a conviction that something is true.

Where do beliefs come from?

For most of us, our beliefs are based on our past experience, and on what we have learned from other...

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What positive thinking is NOT

"If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier."

Peter Mcwilliams

As an athlete, most of you believe in the power of positive thinking.

Especially when you are experiencing frustration or disappointment, I hear many of you say that you just need to think more positively.


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Are you ALL IN?

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."

Wayne Dyer

“I might want to play in college. I’m not really sure yet. I’ll decide later. Mostly I just want to focus on getting good grades.”

While the getting good grades isn’t a bad idea, being undecided...

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What do you really want?

"You can have anything you want in life. You just can’t have everything you want."

Peter Mcwilliams

Have you thought about it? Do you know what you really want, in life or in a particular area of your life?

If we are being honest, what you have currently is what you want.

You always...

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Becoming who you are meant to be

"Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future."

Deepak Chopra

You’re at the gym, one knee on the floor, tightening your laces as you get ready for practice.

As you do this, there are a...

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Who are you letting down?

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

Winston Churchill

First, let’s be clear. What does it mean to let someone down?

It is to fall short of meeting an expectation. An outcome hoped for, but not realized.

When you think you let your coach...

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Staying in the game

"Giving up on your goal because of one set back is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat."

Mel Robbins

So many athletes are navigating new territory.

A pandemic has cancelled their senior prom, sport season, and graduation.

Once in a lifetime events that will never get to...

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."

Napoleon Hill

Have you heard this phase before? Or perhaps read the book by Joshua Medcalf?

Phil Jackson said it often to his players. As a coach he won 11 NBA Championships.

But what does it mean?

Do you often want your...

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