Motivation Tag

A story about playing in the game of sports and entrepreneurship.   I sat in the gym on a Saturday morning listening to the Yes I Can coaches in Charlotte, North Carolina give a motivational speech to the nine-and-under basketball team. The game had been close, but...

A Story About Finding Confidence During Tough Times   As the NFL season rolls on, I watch kickers miss kicks they should be able to make with their eyes closed. They proceed to walk off the field with their head down, come back on the field, and miss more kicks....

From Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Urban Meyer, and More   At SportsEpreneur, we find ideas, thoughts, and motivation in sports that we then use to write about business. It could be about entrepreneurialism, business ownership, productivity, success, starting a new venture, or simply getting back on your...

Recently I was honored to be featured among a group of “influencers” and was asked “What is the best self development book you’ve ever read and why is it different from the rest?” Walk down any self development aisle at the book store or better yet, look...

As my six-year-old readied herself for bed, she asked if I could stay with her. Bedtime can be a scary time for young children, so usually we lie together for a while. Then she can relax enough to go to sleep. That’s our tradition. But on this day,...

Your young and talented player is in a funk. He can’t seem to find the back of the net. In college, he led his team in goals scored, but as a rookie, he has not found the same success on the ice. As a coach, you...

You hit what feels like your best drive of the year down the par five 8th fairway that bends to the right. The ball takes that perfect bounce, setting you up for an opportunity to go for the green in two. Those you are playing...

So, your team lost. Time to wallow in your sorrows, feel sorry for yourself, for the fans, for the team. Then what? What do you do after you take the time to feel bad? Get back to work. This is not the first time we’ve discussed the...

In basketball, a valuable player who is missing a lot of shots is often told to keep shooting. Because eventually, the rough patch will end. Last March, before March Madness took off, we talked about the 6 ways to get on a hot streak. Now with...

There I was, twelve-year-old, gangly me on February 24, 1976, in my Ft. Bragg house, sitting at my kitchen table finishing up my math homework—when my father, a military man, walks in and says, “get in the car. We are going to Raleigh to see...