I’ve been asked in several radio interviews about studies reporting on how Millennials are seen as lacking life skills. Apparently, these studies show that the millennial generation is deficient at small talk, cooking, balancing a checkbook, and writing resumes. I won't disrespect their research, but in my experience with Millennials, I am convinced that far [...]
As we wind down 2016 and begin thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2017, I feel it's timely to revisit my 5 rules for setting and achieving stretch goals. Most of what I know about goal setting I learned from Maxwell Maltz, the author of Psychocybernetics, and Ron Willingham, a terrific sales expert who has studied goal setting as much as anyone I know. I highly suggest that you read anything they have written on goal setting because it is all "gold".
What I’ve come to realize from working with college athletes and coaches that is quite often many of them just do not realize how truly great they could be. This occurs despite the fact that these students are playing athletics at the college level and are very talented. Getting them to truly understand the gap between their historical performance and their actual potential is challenging. When they finally do make the connection that as good as they are now, they have the potential to be even greater, the results can be amazing.
Perhaps Yogi Berra said it best, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” The simple truth is you can’t hit a target you don’t have. And the only way I know to aim for that target is to set goals.
Superstar. The term itself conjures up a vision of celebrity and adoration. But there are different types of stars. In mere mortal terms, it can mean being the best you can be. You are unique and there is no one else quite like you. But how can you position yourself so that you excel? Allow me to share the 3 things that you can do to pave the pathway to super-stardom.
Nobody is fonder of their college experience than I am. I went to the Virginia Military Institute and my education and experience there has in so many ways defined my life. I am now a Board Member of the Athletic Foundation which helps fund athletic scholarships and I love what the college experience means to people. But the sad truth is that there are 2 things that they don’t teach you in college that you just have to know to succeed in life in a big way: how to build valuable business relationships and how to set and achieve stretch goals.