3 Things To Do To Get Clear, Save Time, and Get To Sleep At Night

When I first accepted the head coaching job at Washington State University, my former boss congratulated me and then said, "Congratulations coach! That's so awesome. You're not gonna be able to sleep for a month."

He was right. 

As soon as I said yes to this job, my brain turned on with a never-ending checklist on a continuous scroll. All the things I needed and wanted to do would pop into my head - day and night. I had so many thoughts. I couldn't shut them off.

The best thing I did during this transition was hire a coach. We began working together immediately and our coaching relationship continued - almost weekly - for 9 years. I can't imagine how hard things would have been without her consistent support. She taught me strategies I still use and now teach to the coaches I work with today.

Whether you're transitioning from an assistant coach to a head coach or you're looking for ways to be better where you are...here are three things to start doing each week. I can literally guarantee you will become more clear, more confident, and more effective as a coach:

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Three ways to manage a sleepless night

Do you have times when your to-do list is overflowing and you have so many thoughts in your head that you can't even fall asleep at night?

I call this the "brain buzz". I've had quite a few of these sleepless nights in my life. When it literally feels like your brain is buzzing - there are so many thoughts going on all at once. 

When this happens it feels a little out of control. It feels like your brain is in charge and there's nothing that you can do except to "try to fall asleep". 

Just like you tell your dog to sit, you sometimes have to tell your brain to sit.

How do you do that, you ask?

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