confidence

When we first met I was just a kid

When we first met I was just a kid

Many people read the poem that Kobe Bryant posted to The Players’s Tribute announcing his retirement.  But those people who were lucky enough to be at the Staples Center that night received a more personal message. When we first met I was just a kid. Some of you took me in. Some of you didn’t. But all of you helped me become the player and man in front of you today. You gave me confidence to ...[Read More]

go confidently

go confidently

go confidently in the direction of your dreams – live the life you have imagined ~ Henry David Thoreau

Jahlil Okafor – The Journey

What Causes of Creativity

What Causes of Creativity

What causes creativity? CONFIDENCE: ability to question without fear OBSERVATION: seeing problems / ideas HUMILITY: knowing you don’t know everything MINDFULNESS: thinking on how to think CURIOSITY: exploring and experimenting RESOURCEFULNESS: something to tinker with ENERGY: to explore and tinker ACTION: not just thinking. but doing

Confidence

Confidence

CONFIDENCE: Ability to question without fear  

Men die of fright and live of confidence.

Thoreau

Confidence vs. Self-Esteem

Libby Ludlow / zgirls.com

Libby Ludlow is a lawyer and also Founder and Co-President of Z Girls, a website that is dedicated to empowering girls in sports.  It would behoove me to mention that Ludlow is also a former Olympic athlete.  This past November, Ludlow wrote a great blog piece on the difference between confidence and self-esteem and why it matters. Ludlow outlines ways in our society that self-worth is linked to a ...[Read More]

Confidence

Confidence

Confidence is not about talent or skills or good looks.  It’s about your beliefs about your own talent, skills and good looks.  ~ Louisa Jewell Thank you to Julie M. for today’s quote.

Confidence

confidence is going after moby dick

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you. ~unknown

Alex “No Big Deal”

rock climbing

Alex Honnold, known as Alex “no big deal,” to his friends, is the best professional athlete that you have never heard of.  He is a revolutionary in his sport.  He has accomplished tasks that make your palms sweat just hearing about, and your pulse race when you watch.  This video is from a 60 Minutes story in 2011. When I watch this video I take away a few key items. Humility is a lost ...[Read More]