Tag Archives: training

Genetics in Sports

How important are genetics in sports? Depends on who you ask I suppose. There are those that believe that success in sport is all about hard work, determination, focus and desire. These people would say that the other physical characteristics aren’t as important or as high up on the scale. Then there are those whose […]

Mission, Vision, Values, Goals

I believe that mission, vision, values and goals are critical to the success of an organization. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass of direction and end goals. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, your organization will be feel lost […]

Football 101

“Football 101” events are another revenue idea that seem to have some great potential in the marketplace. A Football 101 event is a typically a summer event focused on teaching the game of football to fans in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by the staff of the football team. (This could also apply to other sports […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 2

The previous post, Athletics Equipment Manager Part 1, didn’t actually talk much about athletics or sports equipment nor equipment services. It did give a pretty basic outline of what did eventually lead me into athletics as a career, primarily as an athletics equipment manager at first. My time as a student manager of athletics intrigued […]

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Well, here goes nothin’! My wife and I just signed up for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon! We’ve been tossing around the idea of doing something big like this for a while and actually decided we were going to do it back in January while on a snowshoeing adventure in the mountains. This […]

Happy New Year

Happy new year to you and yours! Do you have any new year traditions? Do you make resolutions? Or proclamations about the new year and how this one will be different or better? We like to think that the changing of the calendar gives us all a new opportunity to be better, get fitter, be […]

S.W.O.T. Analysis

Have you ever done a S.W.O.T. analysis on yourself? Sure, you’ve done this quite a bit already with your marketing, sales, and sponsorship teams, but what about yourself? In keeping with the theme of always improving yourself and finding your true center, passion or fulfillment, spend a few minutes writing out a S.W.O.T. analysis on […]

Dealing with Difficulty

How do you deal with difficult situations? Do you embrace the challenge and see problems as opportunities? Or do you crumble and let the situation get the best of you? Even the strong grow tired and must be reminded from time to time of their humanity. What does your personal safety net look like and […]

Delivering Great Customer Service – A Story

Customer service is a huge part of what I do on a daily basis. Here I’d like to share an anecdote about my first major customer service breakthrough. The story begins with the first home football game of the season last year.┬áIt is not uncommon for students to have a good time at football tailgate […]

Becoming More of That Which You Already Are

One of my theology of professors in college used to talk about this all the time…becoming more of that which you already are. This quote has never left me and is something I think about daily. How, today, am I becoming more of that which I already am? Who am I? What do I stand […]