Our Mission

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

Our Mission is to make sure that you and or your business EXPLORE, DREAM & DISCOVER all you can be.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Umair Haque - Another Coach's Perspective

Umair Haque a personal coach notes on his website: "So the best way to teach and learn them is the most ancient way. Direct, one-on-one instruction, through conversation, guidance, awareness, insight. That differs for each person. And is grounded in each student and teacher’s lived realities, not just impersonal abstract ideas.

Some coaching practices are about getting organized, inspired, encouraged. Mine’s a little different. I use leadership, psychotherapy, philosophy, and a little bit of economics to help people develop and grow at the great arts of living.

So my practice is about living a life that matters.

Recently he wrote an interesting post on the times we live in: 
"Nobody seems to know: should we believe them, or not? Should we take authoritarians literally, but not seriously — or vice versa? But if we can’t get the answer right, this state of affairs will only get worse.

So: having had the displeasure of living under an authoritarian regime or two, let me share how to listen to them without losing your mind.  Authoritarians tell the truth about the future.  "(click here to read the full post.)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Post Playing Career Options for Athletes

The average playing career for an NFL player is 3.5 years, the average MLB career is 5.6 years, the average NBA career is 4.8 years, and the average NHL career is 5.5 years. Since retirement for professional athletes comes at such a young age, it is crucial you start thinking about your second career during your playing days. Think of this as “planning for your next game.”
Planning can be anything from continuing your education, to building your rolodex of business contacts during your playing career so you can tap into those business relationships later.  
Many athletes have gone on to become professional broadcasters, real estate developers, or business owners. The idea is to identify your passion during your active playing days, and do what you can to position yourself for entry into that business before you walk off the field.
Business and career coaches can be a valuable resource for professional athletes. Business and career coaches can help sift through the available options.   They can also help plan an orderly transition from your playing days to your post playing days.  It is easier to plan appropriately for a smooth transition during your playing years then to delay and try and find a new life after.  Career coaches are here to help identify the individual steps to your personal success. As a professional athlete, you have worked with a coach for the bulk of your life, so the idea of utilizing one for your post career field of life should not be surprising.
As a professional athlete, you are constantly fueled by your competitive nature. This same trait that helped you excel on the field will help you excel in the business world. Work hard, be mindful of the opportunities that exist, when they exist instead of waiting until it is much more difficult to transition smoothly.   Give us a call today and PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE now.