3 SKILLS OF EXCELLENCE

Life Skills. Imagination. Imitation. If we don't teach, we cheat our students because they don't learn skills to win. The life of a deadly serious basketball coach is no different than the diehard Lieutenant. Think you can lead the troops door-to-door...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM VINCENT VAN GOGH

TO QUALIFY TO BE A CRUCIAL OTHER THEY MUST HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD. Few historical figures inspire me, enlighten me more richly and speak to my inner core than the best artist the world has ever known in my...

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CROWELL ON SECOND GUESSING 

The second of two WOH's on the destructive habit of second guessing oneself. The biggest little word in the English language is the word "if." Two letters that can make a big impact.  "If" can be used in various ways: 1. An...

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COMMITMENT TO WHAT? TO WHOM?

Commitment begins with an act of the will. The difficult challenge is the choice to decide to make the commitment. 50 years ago I learned we have only three choices. Yes, no, or Maybe. These are the only three options. Do...

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PUPPY LOVE

What if people loved other people like people love puppies? What a wonderful world it would be. Puppies are like people in so many ways. Puppies and people need oxygen. Puppies and people need water. Puppies and people need good food. Puppies and people...

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE – APPRECIATE AWESOME PEOPLE!

A human flaw is our overpowered magnetic attraction to negativity. Negative people disrupt and influence us more easily than positive people and the beautiful energy force we receive from them. Why is this?   Following the Crowell 80-20 rule, 20% are...

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DESTINY

Knock, knock! Who is there? Destiny, I've been expecting you. -Bolt Destiny is what one can become, as opposed to what one is at the present time. Michelangelo saw the David in his mind before he began chiseling a large slab...

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NETWORKING

One of the core principles we taught 18 USA players on the Crowell Italian Basketball Tour was the principle of networking. The common, ordinary way of living is clinging to the comfortable, the normal, and the people you know. The...

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FOR SALE

Everybody is selling something. The questions are what are they selling and what is the cost? My children love the story about the richest man in the world who when he saw Jay and Jennifer asked Father Crowell, “Wow what...

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CONFIDENCE – WITH IT YOU CAN, WITHOUT IT YOU CAN’T

Confidence is like a slippery fish - one moment you have it, the next moment you lost it. Confidence makes the act fluid, motionless, and effortless. Confidence covers up lack of talent and trying too hard. Confidence inspires others to...

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