A podcast for athletic coaches of all levels and sports to learn from coaches who they may otherwise never have the chance to meet.
286 -Mob Mentality
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1rFWYAIFQdipW2hgFcFobd?si=Cvo52bcGTkGj1zh8WX91QQ&context=spotify%3Ashow%3A1zJimWlZb8CE868XoxUsJ6 jackal Willis talks about how leaders in the military are like leaders in a mob. And how, after a well done mission, it’s easy to get sloppy and overconfident, and as a leader, it’s his job to remind everyone that they still need to do their diligence, and remain prepared and humble. Conversely, after a loss, or a casualty, it is the leaders job to sway the mob into action, and improved spirits
285 - The Perfect Coach
“Be deliberate in your education,
and aggressive in your application.
Be firm in your standards,
and flexible in your opinions.
Be intense in your effort,
and calm in your reflection.
Be focused in your aim,
and open to possibilities.
Be easy to talk to,
and hard to offend.
Be frequent in your praise,
and rare in your criticism.
Be immune to flattery,
and unaffected by doubt.
Be sharp with your mind,
and soft with your heart.
Be quick to take responsibility,
and slow to take credit.
Be demanding of yourself,
and patient with other people.”
284 - Mirror Processing
Every moment matters by John O'Sullivan
Mirror processing - why we smile when others smile or yawn when they yawn. When you watch someone you care about participate in something, your neural decision making areas disengage , and you inferior parietal lobe uses mirror processing , and your brain reacts as if we were being fouled or having a goal unjustly called back.
283 - "Knowledge is nothing unless it is shared" - John Wooden
From page 7 of 'A Game Plan For Life'
"We all share that same responsibility because each of us has gained a different perspective from our individual circum-stances. Knowledge is nothing unless it is shared. I know that knowledge for knowledge's sake is a wonderful ideal, but in re-alit, it is the transmission of understanding that is the very basis of civilization. It's what allows human progress to move forward. If we dont pass on what we've gained, we are halting the upward reach of society, and we are denying everything that came before us that enabled us the luxury of learning those lessons we refuse to share. As an old saying goes, "We stand on the shoulders of giants." It is our responsibility to make our shoulders available for the next generation's climb."
282 - footsteps in punta cana
a lesson I learned from a walk on the beach on vacation
281 - don't argue with Donkeys
Fable: DON'T ARGUE WITH DONKEYS
The donkey said to the tiger:
- "The grass is blue".
The tiger replied:
- "No, the grass is green."
The discussion heated up, and the two decided to submit him to arbitration, and for this they went before the lion, the King of the Jungle.
Already before reaching the forest clearing, where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey began to shout:
- "His Highness, is it true that the grass is blue?".
The lion replied:
- "True, the grass is blue."
The donkey hurried and continued:
- "The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts and annoys me, please punish him."
The king then declared:
- "The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence."
The donkey jumped cheerfully and went on his way, content and repeating:
- "The Grass Is Blue"...
The tiger accepted his punishment, but before he asked the lion:
- "Your Majesty, why have you punished me?, after all, the grass is green."
The lion replied:
- "In fact, the grass is green."
The tiger asked:
- "So why are you punishing me?".
The lion replied:
- "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green.
The punishment is because it is not possible for a brave and intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey, and on top of that come and bother me with that question."
The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who does not care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on arguments that don't make sense...
There are people who, no matter how much evidence and evidence we present to them, are not in the capacity to understand, and others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and all they want is to be right even if they are not.
When ignorance screams, intelligence is silent. Your peace and quiet are worth more.