Coaching Blog

26th August 2021

5 Lessons I Wasn’t Prepared To Learn

The combination of joy and pain I felt this week taught me a lesson: Your human experience would not be complete without sorrow and suffering or levity and love.  Along your journey, if you are lucky, you’ll experience the richness of all those emotions in the same moment. When I faced my moment in South… Read more »

12th August 2021

I Wish I Knew These 20 Years Ago…

Some of “life’s tests” are interesting. Unlike the tests you took in school, life often gives you the lesson after you take the exam. The older I get, the more I realize how poorly I was prepared for many of life’s most important tests.   Although I went to high school, college and graduate school,… Read more »

4th August 2021

50 Success Lessons From My 50 Years

I can’t believe I’m writing this: Today I’ve officially been alive for half a century! That’s right – 50 trips around the sun.  I know, I know.  I can’t believe it either, but it’s true. Some people might not be excited to say,  “I’m 50 years old,” but I feel really good about it.   After… Read more »

28th July 2021

1 Question That Could Determine Your Future

I’m going to ask you a powerful question. And I bet you’ve been asked this question before. No pressure, but if you’re crystal-clear about your answer, you’ll have more success. And if you aren’t sure about your answer, you’ll have more challenges ahead. So what’s this magic question that can influence the trajectory of your… Read more »

20th July 2021

2 Powerful Ways To Change Your Brain 🧠

Whether you like it or not, your brain is going to be rewired by a powerful combination. But don’t worry, you won’t be alone.   In addition to your brain, the brains of tens of millions of people around the whole world will also be affected by the same phenomenon. If that didn’t sound hard… Read more »

13th July 2021

101 Ways To Raise A Champion

This blog may start off as “controversial,” but I promise it ends with “practical” ideas that will make you a better coach, leader or parent. When I was on the US Bobsled team, I had a Russian coach. When I asked him about the philosophy for raising children in the “Soviet Sports Machine,” he shared… Read more »

7th July 2021

5 Questions To Discover Your “Greatness”

If you’ve ever worked on a big project, you’ve probably realized that waiting to be ready or hoping for inspiration is just wishful thinking. After all, “Anticipation and Inspiration Have An Expiration!” There comes a time when you just have to get started – and if you’re a writer, that’s the moment when you have… Read more »

2nd July 2021

10 Ways To Be More Inspirational

I am writing you one last time from Oregon before I board my redeye flight for home. After a week in Eugene getting to watch the US Olympic Trials and tour the University of Oregon with legendary strength coach Jim Radcliffe, there was one last highlight to end the trip – my daughter Sofia competed… Read more »

30th June 2021

The Greatest Gift For Your Athletes, Clients or Kids

I am writing to you today from Eugene, Oregon – the place also affectionately known as Track Town, USA. For the last few days, I got to check off a “bucket list” item – I attended the US Track and Field Olympic Trials.  What made me cherish the event even more was I had the… Read more »

22nd June 2021

10 Ways To Fix Your Culture…With A CHAINSAW???

Until the beginning of the pandemic a year and a half ago, I used to go on what I considered great adventures. As an admitted sufferer of Wanderlust, I regularly found myself someplace in the world doing something interesting. Wherever I went, I would push myself to try novel and uncomfortable things.  In the days… Read more »