Motivation

Despite the negative news you constantly see, there are many positive stories happening in the sports world. Still feeling depressed by the news? Sounds like it’s time for another installment of our good-news story collection. We don’t want you to tune out—if you’re not informed, you can’t...

Where you start matters because starting ahead gives you better odds for success. Football is not an exact science, but I’ve heard both players and coaches say that there’s a close relationship between where a team starts after a kickoff and the odds of scoring on...

Charlotte has got a lot--of good. Watching the news can be so depressing. It’s important to stay informed. If you don’t know what’s going on out there, how can you help? But on the other hand, if you’re depressed and discouraged all the time, it’s hard to...

Passionate and positive fans can make a difference. The Columbus Crew staying home proves that. Soccer is not a major professional sport in the United States, though it’s enormous internationally, but Americans still follow and play the game. And when we do, we often get passionately involved.    Which...

A Bike Riding Story About What We Can Learn From Watching Kids Ever watch a kid do something new? Watching my kids learn is one of my favorite things about being a parent--and I learn so much in the process I may have to give my...

As my daughter, Chloe, gets ready for basketball camp, she looks at me and says, “Daddy, you know how I get myself to play hard? I pretend it’s the championship.” If that didn’t give me insight! I’ve always felt the best advice can be so simple, stuff...

Ah, the good old days!  The Buffalo Bills in the 90’s, the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s, the New York Islanders of the 80’s….  None of those organizations are particularly notable now, but each had an exciting, golden age that fans love to look back on.  People like looking back...

Learning about overcoming obstacles from watching the Washington Capitals  There it is again. You’ve come so far, but then there’s that familiar old obstacle in your way and the success just stops. We’ve all run into it. Some people call it running into a brick wall....

My youngest child just got her first hit of the softball season.   Now, I’m not saying she’s about to join the Woman’s Softball Olympic team. In fact, she might not even play next season, and I’m ok with that. But I’m impressed with her performance, anyway. ...

This audio video is from our recent “Entrepreneur Perspectives” Podcast, Episode 33: Perspectives of a Sports Counselor (LCPC) with Derek Bylsma.  This clip features our guest, Derek Bylsma of Millennium Hope Counseling Center. Derek is discussing balancing motivation with satisfaction and why it is so important.    [video width="550"...