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Jim Burson blog; This Is Why I Coach; www.jimburson.com

This Is Why I Coach

With joy in my heart I’d like to share an email exchange I had this week with Ken Gandola, who played for me 50 years ago! November 1, 1966 was the first day of the season. I was 25 years old and was fired up about life. It was the start of my third season as […]

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Ahh, Siesta Key beach at sunset. Comfort! Now add an I.

Comfort With An I

……………………………… You might notice that this is called the The Coaching Connection. As you read on you’ll understand why there wasn’t a Monday Coaching Connection this week  😉  Comfort With An I: The Coaching Connection Fall in Ohio is great! The weather can have perfect days and the leaves are changing into those classic fall colors. […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Clarity; www.JimBurson.com

Clarity

Without clarity in life your today will be unproductive. Siimon Reynolds, in his book Why People Fail (and which I call Why Coaches Lose) talks about clarity of purpose. He tells us that the Reticular Activating System (RAS) in our brain has a lot to do with what we ultimately will become good or bad in. The RAS […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Pay me a compliment, please; www.JimBurson.com

Pay me a compliment, please!

As I watched the Ryder Cup this weekend I was amazed at the great talent on both the U.S. team and the European team. But what I’ll carry with me is their civility under great pressure. They battled each other for three days and competed fiercely, yet there was great respect and a gentlemanly way in which the […]

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The Coaching Connection

Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Love in the Midst of Chaos; www.jimburson.com

Love in the Midst of Chaos

Can you create peace and love in the midst of chaos? The world seems to be in turmoil. Things are changing so fast. Who can you trust? Who can you love? The newspapers, broadcast news and internet are filled with events that stagger one’s mind. Just in one day: the bombing in New York City […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Live YOUR Life; www.JimBurson.com

Live YOUR Life

Everyone who knows me – or has read one of my books – knows that I engage the books I read. I read and make notes in the book as I read. When I’m done, I outline the book, type the outline and then keep it for future reference. I do this with every single […]

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Jim Burson blog post; Monday Coaching Connection: Who Controls Your Mind?; www.jimburson.com

Who Controls Your Mind?

It’s the start of a new school year! There is certainly excitement and apprehension in the air, from college freshmen (our granddaughter Margo) to high school freshmen (our grandson Jess) to kindergarten students! What a great challenge for coaches and teachers at all levels. We are all filled with different emotions, ranging from high expectations […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: Would you give away the gold medals you win?; www.jimburson.com

Would you give away the gold medals you won?

This past week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Morgan School District all-staff opening orientation meeting. The superintendent, Lori Snyder-Lowe, invited me to give a motivational talk that would set the tone for the upcoming school year. I could feel the excitement in the auditorium as the entire staff – custodians, bus drivers, […]

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Jim Burson blog; Monday Coaching Connection: What's Your Daly Takeaway?; www.JimBurson.com

What’s Your Daly Takeaway?

(Daly is not a typo.) I went to the 2016 PGA US Senior Open last week with my friend Jerry Conrad; it was held at the legendary Scioto Country Club in Columbus. Thanks for the invitation and for a great day, Jerry! I learned that . . . They are all great players. The difference is in […]

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