13 Results for tag: sports

What Waiting Reveals

Picture something that you had to wait a long time for - a great meal, a new season of your favorite TV show, a vacation, or finally getting acknowledged for your work by a coach, boss, or peers. If I was to total up the amount of waiting it took for me to make it to the  MLB in training and practice hours, I would have lost count two months into ... More

Can you get to your destination without being all in?

I heard this conversation brought up in a podcast I was listening to and it really sparked my interest in what it takes to get somewhere. Here is the question: If you go halfway to your destination and then half way again and then half way again… Will you ever get to your destination? How many halves would it take? There was a great exercise ... More

Why Playing Multiple Sports is Crucial for Long Term Success

How I will parent my athlete as a former MLB player... My oldest son is approaching the age of select programs and more opportunities for training. He is only 8 years old but there are plenty of options in all ranges of sports. The opportunity to get ahead with year-round training seems to be available in every sport and even other activities. My son ... More

Focus on the Joy of Watching Your Kids Play

Commentary https://youtu.be/MRwUWLKxTBs Coach Brent shares a little parenting advice in the wake of the youth baseball parent altercation video currently making its rounds on social media. As parents, let's remember to focus on the joy of watching our kids play, not the results. At the end of the day, it's not about wins or losses, flawless execut... More

Awareness. Mission. Compete.

Commentary Have you ever heard the phrase, ”Ignorance is bliss?” I believe ignorance is ignorance. I believe once you are aware of something drastic changes can happen. Be aware of how you feel, then remind yourself what you have control of right now and finally, in the end, give your best in the present moment. Today, tomorrow or right now, STOP and ... More

A Day of Remembrance and Serving Others

Commentary As many of us spend the day at BBQ's or on the field in tournaments, it's important to remember why we have this rare time off. It's important that we take time to remember those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the many pleasures that come with our freedom.As it is Motivation Monday, I feel there is nothing more ... More

Doubt – Part III

Commentary We all experience doubt - wondering if you are good enough to experience success...if all the work you put in is enough. When doubt becomes dangerous is when we let it settle over us.  Conquer this with these three great questions from Collin Henderson’s “Self Talk” Video: When have you had past success? How have you earned the right ... More

E+R=O – Part II

Commentary Response is everything! No matter the event, no matter what happens in the future, we only have control of how we respond. I was by no means perfect in my career and I failed hundreds of times on how I responded. Ignorance is not bliss. Now that you know the truth, it’s time to take control of your response. Knowing it will always affect our ... More

Imagery

Commentary If I could go back in time and tell my past self about all these amazing tools! Painting the picture of success and having it as part of your daily routine creates successful outcomes. I remember vividly a time in my life where I spent five minutes a day for over a month visualizing my successful day. The results? Winning Minor League Player ... More

Courage

Commentary When we reach a certain age, where failure consistently knocks on the door, do we allow the past to shape our future? Ask a 5 year old what they fear...they usually can’t come up with anything -maybe spiders or falling or being away from mom or dad, but nothing about failing or people’s perception or that they aren’t enough. I will go ... More