I am back on solid ground… literally and metaphorically. My wife and I just spent a week taking a class sailing and living aboard a 37 foot catamaran off the coast of Florida. I will post later about what I learned about myself, about teaching, and coaching this last week. Today I need catch up a bit.
I have been doing this blog for a year now. I started last year, New Years Day, 2013, after reading Seth Godin’s new book, The Icarus Deception. Over the course of this year I have written nearly 250 unique posts… well over 100,000 words. Taking a cue from Coach Keith Grabowski, here are the top 14 posts at the start of 2014 (the “top” being most popular based on visits) from this past year:
- Defensive Game Planning – The Call Sheet
- Muscle Diagram
- Defensive Game Planning – The Play Grid
- Defensive Game Planning – Genealogy
- Your Best Work
- Defensive Game Planning – Weekly Workflow
- Defensive Game Planning – Game Procedures
- The Playbook is dead! Long live the Playbook!
- Defensive Game Planning – The Ready List
- Defensive Game Planning – Film Breakdown and the Formation Analysis
- Film Grading Tool
- Defensive Game Planning – Flipped Coaching
- Defensive Game Planning – All Posts, Forms, and Video
- The Excel Workout Workbook
That being said, I am reminded by Seth Godin in his recent post, My most Popular blog posts this year that:
My most popular blog posts this year
…weren’t my best ones.
As usual, the most popular music wasn’t the best recorded this year either. Same for the highest-grossing movies, restaurants and politicians doing fundraising.
“Best” is rarely the same as “popular.”
Which means that if you want to keep track of doing your best work, you’re going to have to avoid the distraction of letting the market decide if you’ve done a good job or not.
So… here are 14 of my posts that did not make the “popular” list, but posts that I thought were some of my best!
- Enjoy the Journey
- True Team Building
- Just a Girl
- Do Things Right
- Some Assembly Required
- Mettle, Metal, and Adversity
- Talent vs Attitude
- Get Uncomfortable
- The Courage to Compete
- Simply Multiple – The Coaching Paradox
- Chain of Accountability, Chain of Praise
- Goal Setting
- It’s the Singer, not the Song
Thanks to all for reading this past year…. I am looking forward to Doing More in 2014!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org