PASSION AND COMPETENCY

"Which one comes first?” In reading through Van Gogh quotes one stood out because of the fact NBC Camps hires more than 400 coaches each summer. "Your profession is not what brings your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you've been...

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RECOVERY RATE

The best athlete in my lifetime of coaching was gentle and kind, yet super competitive, his name was Jonathon Stringier. Jonathon was our star center at the U of Alaska. His 21 rebounds and 21 points per game powered the...

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LOVE TRUMPS ALL

One of my favorite hobbies is playing cards with friends. Bridge, Hearts, Pinochle, Casino, 10 To 1, Rummy and Cribbage are all card games I like.  Knowledge of the game rules is the first step to being a winner. Card smarts...

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THE SEPARATOR

A well-dressed, married couple knocked at my daughter's front door.  "Hello, we want to invite you to an exciting, life-changing event."  This invitation led to a 45-minute conversation.  It was friendly and engaging to our firstborn who has always...

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LOVE IS LEARNED BEHAVIOR

Hundreds, possibly thousands of times, NBC camp students have told me these words, “I know my father loves me but I have never heard him say, I love you.” Why is this so?  What makes it so difficult to say, “I...

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day is so much more than a just a happy… Father’s… day… There are at last three valuable celebrations during this day to honor Fatherhood. The privilege to express profound gratitude to the person who is a true...

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Effective Parenting Part 1 – Three Master Keys

Crowell’s Life Skills for Effective Parenting by Fred Crowell   The Difference: A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence The difference between poor and good; good and great; great and excellence is a “never quit” mind set. The difference between success and failure is a...

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WHY I HATE SUICIDE

With firm conviction, this potentially life-changing message is dedicated with heartfelt compassion to every person who suffers from the loss of a loved one to the brutal killer, suicide, and for the victims who suffered so greatly, they thought...

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SUICIDES BREAK HEARTS

Never in the history of humankind has there been more suicides. Each day there are over 128 people who take their own life. For every suicide, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of broken hearts. For those left behind, suicide survivor...

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THE REALITY OF BEAUTY

If we approach life from an inner beauty stance, we see beauty all around us, in all things; whereas if we are living in squalor life isn't very pretty. Many many years ago, Sports Illustrated ran a feature on star...

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