Create your own highlight reel for 2016

The new year is full of hope and possibilities.

Wouldn't it be fun to have your very own movie trailer - a preview - for the year ahead?...something to get you excited for the highlights of 2016 and better prepared for the challenges that will come up? 

Do you let yourself dream? Do you take any time to close your eyes and imagine what's possible for you in the year ahead? What big goals are on the horizon?

Most of the time we set self-imposed limits on what we THINK we can achieve. Many people 1) don't dream big enough 2) don't know what they want 3) or aren't clear enough in their asking.

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Take 5 minutes to re-connect with your purpose as a coach

I've been checking in and talking with coaches who are in the middle of their seasons. One asked me a great question - somewhat rhetorically..., "If coaching is what I'm really supposed to be doing, why is it so dang hard?" 

It's easy to get bogged down in the day to day - in anything we do in life. No matter what job we have or what profession we're in, it's typical to get to a place where things are just...hard!

Here are three ways to re-connect with your purpose as a coach.

1. Reflect on your STORY

What's your coaching story? What was the initial spark that led you to become a coach? Every coach I know has their own personal story about how they got into coaching. They often share similar threads:

  1. To make a difference in the lives of others…
  2. To give back to a sport...
  3. To use athletics to teach bigger lessons
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