Overcoming Hate with Friendship and Communication

Daryl Davis is a black man. He is a black man who has spent countless hours at Ku Klux Klan rallies (KKK). He has invited KKK leaders to his house… and shared meals with these men. You might ask yourself, “Why would Mr. Davis do this?” Is he some kind of bizarre racist who hates his own race? The answer …

Character and Leadership Sports Bingo

I cannot take credit for this card.  It comes from the Jansen Group. However, it is worth sharing. I don’t expect you to play “bingo” as a team. However, I would like you to look at each square and see if you can do some of these tasks in the next 7 days. Do it deliberately. Do it consistently. And…expect …

Coach Staley Condemns Taunting and Jawing

Last week South Carolina played a tough game against Duke. At one point in the game, a South Carolina player blew a kiss at a Duke player after she hit a big shot in the game to say “goodbye.” In a separate incident, a Duke player blocked a shot and stood over the South Carolina player to taunt her. Both …

A Little Enthusiasm Please

Car dealerships sometimes sponsor car giveaways to promote their dealerships. They set the competition in such a difficult manner that it’s nearly impossible to win. In this case, they allow a broke college student to putt a golf ball from 94 feet into a tiny hole in a cardboard box that is just slightly bigger than a golf ball.  The …

Perspective: How Would You Live this Day Over?

Perspective. We mostly go through our daily lives by going through the motions. One day leads to the next. Alarm, breakfast, school, lunch, more school, practice, homework, dinner, TV, bedtime. Something like that. Most days are not special or memorable. For example, can you remember what you did on November 7th of last year? Me neither. This simple 1-minute video …

Three Simple Rules of Life

Stephen Hawking once said, “Showing up is half the battle.” This quote always stuck with me. It’s so simple that sometimes we forget the importance of the statement. You can’t be considered for the job if you don’t submit your resume. You can’t win the race if you are not entered. You can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy …

Intangibles Are More Important than Star Ratings

Earlier this season, unrated Duke played highly-rated Clemson. All the experts predicted another big win for Clemson.  After all, they have 39 5-star recruits on their roster and Duke only has 2 on their roster.  A total mismatch on paper. HOWEVER, the outcome of that game was Duke 28-Clemson 7. Joe’s Perspective: This result shouldn’t be a shocker. Upsets happen …