Sports

Why would you let the fear of losing something you don’t even have yet drive your decision process. It's not a winning strategy. Fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The fear of losing becomes more of a factor in decision-making than any actual risks—and that fear philosophy causes pressure and self-doubt that...

A Guest Post by Basketball Coach, Alan Major, formerly of the Xavier Musketeers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Charlotte 49ers It’s always amazing how the shot after the “one more” drive and extra kick extra seem to go down. Or how the guy that’s first to the...

How many times have you watched a game (any game, any sport) where a team gets behind early, struggles, and then makes a play later in the game to get back in it? Doesn’t have to be an epic comeback, just a rally after a rough start.   Think of a football game. It’s the...

Playing baseball has opened the opportunity to help others At twelve years old I walked onto a baseball field. I stayed until I was twenty-six.  I had always wanted to be a professional ball player, and that dream came true for six years.  I never made...

When you wake up in the morning, do you know what is going to happen? I don’t mean do you have a schedule or a plan, I mean do you really know for sure what the day holds? Of course, you don’t. Does not knowing...

We can learn a lot by what the University of Central Florida did with their winning coaches Shout-out to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and all the businesses out there doing the right thing! As many of you probably know, UCF finished their undefeated season by...

An analogy between stealing second base and insurance underwriting In baseball, a sport I have both played and coached, getting a runner from first to second is critical. Once they get to second, their chance of scoring goes way up. For just that reason, it’s that runner moving between first and...

I’m no Alabama fan, but what Nick Saban did in the National Championship was gutsy—and right. His starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has won all but two of his games in two years, was not having a good day. Frankly, he looked ready to lose...

The way I see it, pressure in life can be a problem. We are all under so much pressure to perform, to be perfect—or at least to pretend we are. That pressure has to come out somewhere. It comes out in anger or other behaviors. How...

Why? Because--The Game Matters. Each game played is independent of anything that happens before or after. Two teams square off, the winner wins, the loser loses, it’s that simple. Are there implications? Are there consequences? Sure. But first and most important is did you win or did you lose that...