Resilience

I am continually fascinated by how many concepts from other disciplines relate to coaching, teaching, athletics… and well…. life.

Bestselling business/ marketing author, Seth Godin (I read his blog daily, and have read all of his books) wrote about resilience last week…

Resilience

Given how important it is, it’s surprising we don’t hire for it.

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change? As an investor, or a board member or an employee, are you seeking stability or impact?

Resilience is a skill, one that’s probably more valuable than most.

As a teacher and a coach… itresilience… is equally important.   There are always hurdles… there will be setbacks… we all have challenges…

snow dayIt is a trait I personally want to possess…

It is a trait I want my assistant coaches to possess…

It is a trait I want my players to possess…

My question then becomes, as teachers and coaches how do we teach resiliency to our student-athletes? How can we coach our players to be more resilient?

Now, this is not a rhetorical question.

I would like your input… this is a call to action.  I would like to hear your ideas on this… what do you do in your program to foster this trait… lets collaborate.  Leave a comment on this blog… or shoot me a quick email.

I will share the results.

Here is another opportunity to collaborate…

As I mentioned last week, Lee Weber (CSIC and head football coach at Wamego High School, KS) is asking coaches to send in their favorite drills so he can compile a “best of” Twitter #fbchat drill guide. Please consider sending one of your favorite drills to Coach Weber (gcwarrior@gmail.com) for inclusion in his drill guide.

“A rising tide lifts all ships”

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Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com

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Taking my own Advice… I Can Do More!

OK

Tomorrow I will be taking my own advice…

As in…

I have always enjoyed the water, and have dabbled in sailing for 30+ years. A couple of years ago, my wife, Jamie, and I took four different sailing classes/ certifications while living aboard a 38-foot catamaran off the Florida coast. Last summer we bought our own boat…. A 25-foot Catalina 250 that we sail on Smithville Lake in Missouri.

My wife suggested that I check into ways of getting more experience…. as in ocean experience… she suggested that I Could Do More!

st maarten map

Tomorrow begins preparation for a passage via sailboat from St. Maarten in the Lesser Antilles (a little less than 200 miles East of Puerto Rico) to New York. I will be part of a 4-person crew on a boat named Kimberlite, owned and skippered by Eric Freedman. Eric keeps his boat in St. Maarten during the winter and transports it back to New York during the Atlantic hurricane season… the summer months.

The boat is a 53-foot Amel, a French made monohull sailboat.

amel 53

We will begin the 1600-mile journey on June 24 and will last 9-12 days depending on the conditions. You can track our progress (after June 24) via this link:

Kimberlite’s progress – St. Maarten to New York.

I will be taking some pics along the way, and will post when I return. I will have Jamie tweet via my account any news or updates when possible.

You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!

Jeff Floyd – youcandomore1@yahoo.com