Life Skills. Imagination. Imitation.

If we don’t teach winning, we cheat our students because they don’t learn the skills necessary 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 to find terrorists committed to killing people?

The basketball guy coaches to win, not to lose games. The military leader leads to eliminate the enemy, not lose his soldiers.

In this analogy there is a huge difference comparatively when it comes to losing; basketball players don’t die when they lose, soldiers do.

The commonality of basketball coaching and soldier leadership is preparation, discipline, organization, and motivation. These qualities also apply to parenting, business, and life just as well.

Teaching is not telling. Teaching only happens when your student becomes a doer.

This summer, Crowell is so blessed to be in teaching mode. Preparation for me is teaching students to fill up their basketball toolbox and more importantly their EQ toolbox. Teaching “L-E-I-I” has been having profound impact and results.

L-E-I-I (pronunciation; lee-eye)

LIFE – grow the gratitude for life
EXPERIENCE – learn from past experience
IMAGINATION – the ultimate win begins here
IMITATION – the best teacher. Find great examples and imitate them.

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”  – Philippians 4:9