Yesterday I received a letter from a young lacrosse player who said he used to read my original blog for ESPN and it got me thinking. It has been a long while since I wrote on this blog, just about 3 years since my last post. I couldn’t remember my login and was clueless on my password (it happened to be one of my 2 passwords I … Continue reading More Meaningful, Less Meaningless
In the first edition of the interview series, I sit down with MLL All Star Chazz Woodson to talk about his philosophy as a player and a leader.
Everyone loves an upset. We love to see David bring down Goliath, to witness a team achieve a feat that we all deemed near impossible. For us, the spectator, we are only part of the game, the final product and the end victory. We are all welcomed into the celebration and amazement when the clock hits zero and the unbeatable foe is beaten. But these … Continue reading Believe
The other team starts to gain momentum, a quick goal followed by another and then another and then another, with no answer from your squad. You have gone from man to zone defense, you have changed your offensive sets, you’ve tried every other adjustment you can think of. And then your coach calls a timeout. You once again take to the field, but things have … Continue reading Timeouts
Is anyone else tired of hearing about personal branding? I learned about it in school, I read about in blogs and articles, I hear people speak of it often. The concept is everywhere in our society, but for those of you who are not familiar with the idea of personal branding, below is the definition sniped from Wikipedia. Personal branding is, for some people, a description of the process … Continue reading People not products
The 100% Rule says that adhering to personal convictions 100% of the time is much easier than doing it 99% of the time. The rule is simple in theory yet extremely difficult in practice. For example – let’s say you decide that smoking is unhealthy and a habit you never want to take up. The 100% Rule says that you will have a greater chance … Continue reading The 100% Rule
“At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.” – Socrates [Apology 21d] One of the hardest things for many people is to admit that they don’t know what they don’t know. Do you remember sitting in a classroom and your teacher concludes the lecture with, … Continue reading People who have done it
Will you seize greatness?
Checking in from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Do you have the will of the warrior?
As a player, I know my career is finite. It will not go on forever. I try to remember this truth every time I step on the field. We are all just one play away from a career ending injury. One cut off the wrong foot, one awkward fall, one high hit and your career could be over. It is not depressing, it is reality. I remind … Continue reading Time…