So, I Wrote an Ebook!

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I decided to try something new and write a short book and list it on amazon. I really had no idea on how to format it or what platform to use, but I found the answers very quickly.

This project was not in my prior skill set or was it something I had any experience in. It challenged me to learn, react, and create something from scratch. When I finished the book, I felt a great sense of accomplishmen and I definitely learned something. The book is on the left sidebar if you’d like to check it out.

It’s a quick guide with practical steps on how to get more out of each day including: better goal setting, learning a new skill, trade, or information, developing your network, and a few more! I’d love to hear back about an adventure or risk you’ve recently taken and how it turned out!

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Coaching Styles and their Motivational Effect

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I played NCAA D2 Baseball. I’ve had a few sport coaches. I’ve had good ones, bad ones, dads, college kids, and moms. I remember most of them. Some motivated with a soda after the game. Some motivated by fear (a former D1 coach who took a team to the College World Series.) I can remember getting cursed out for wrong footwork on a fielding play from pitcher to first.

The best coaches I have ever had expressed their belief in me. They told me what good they saw in me. Some to my face, some in their body language, and some through the yearly preview newspaper article. The moral of the story:

If you want people to perform under or around you, express your positive belief in them. Express open praise to them

Your mission: go out of your way to tell someone you think highly of why you do. Watch them light up.

What Can Coaching Do For You?

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Here are my goals in coaching:

1. Develop or discover the goals the client has

2. Refine and focus those goals

3. Set concrete, tangible benchmarks to get to that point.

4. Provide resources necessary to achieve personal, spiritual, and professional goals

5. Provide the most powerful tool in Coaching: Accountability– more on this to come

Ultimately, I want to play for your team and provide the extra energy, skills, and structure you need to achieve what you are seeking.