Having Fun!

Something caught my eye the other day. It was a short video of the Chicago Bears sloshing around on the rain-drenched field. They ran and lunged their bodies onto the ground and each person slid a good 10 yards. It’s easy to just see these NFL guys as paid professionals, which they are. They are paid to compete at the …

The Importance of Second Chances

Typically when an athlete screws up, makes a mistake or shows a lapse in character, everybody wants to condemn him or her. They eagerly express their opinions on social media, talk shows or at social gatherings.  They want the young person kicked off the team. They are willing to judge and condemn without knowing all the facts nor interviewing the …

Famous Last Words

Steve Jobs was the founder and CEO of Apple. Due to his leadership, Steve led Apple to become of the most successful companies of all time. His inventions have changed the world profoundly. And yet, at the end of his life, he provided us with some perspective that we can all benefit from his perspective.  Steve Jobs, billionaire, died at …

Welcome Blog – 2022

We are hoping the 2022-2023 school year is as back to normal as possible.  I hope you are back to “in-person” school, every day.  I hope you get to attend homecoming dances, athletic events and proms. In the history of this country, it is fair to say that you students have had more school disruption in the past couple of …

Welcome Sports Blog – 2022

This is the first blog post of the 2022 school year. Typically, this is about a current event related to sports, but today I just want to hear from you.  I also want to introduce you to this program – an app-based program we call the Student Athlete Program.  This program is designed to improve the character, sportsmanship and leadership of …

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – Preparation

Some people say it was luck. Some say it was fate. Some say it was a miracle. In fact, what happened on January 15, 2009— landing a commercial jet airliner successfully in the Hudson River with 155 passengers and crew surviving the ordeal— is commonly referred to as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” However, after studying the events and the …

Oprah Winfrey – Compassion

The Oprah Winfrey Show was an American Institution for 25 years. It was broadcasted in 110 countries around the world.  An estimated 30 million Americans tuned in each day. These people invited Oprah Winfrey into their living rooms every afternoon to enlighten their minds and inspire their hearts. Despite competition from dozens of other talk shows over the years, The …

Jim Brandt – Character

“I was never coached by one of the greats like Phil Jackson, Bill Belichick or Nick Saban, but what I had was even better — a role model named Jim Brandt.” The odds of you knowing the name Jim Brandt are slim and none. As a high school coach, he never won a state championship. The truth is, some years …