September 8th 2008
No, Chicago sports fans, you’re not dreaming. The Cubs, White Sox and even da Bears are each in first place in their respective divisions.
I’m not sure when the last time that happened, but I do know there will be a lot of chatter coming from Chicago fans this week, especially from those residing in Illinois towns near bordering states…as well as one Cubs and Bears fan in Utah! (more…)
April 7th 2008
Winona State, my alma mater, won its second NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship in three years.
If not for a steal converted into a lay-up in the last possession of last year’s National Championship game, the Warriors would be celebrating it’s third consecutive.
Winona State finished the season 38-1, which is a WSU single-season record for wins, and the Warriors have a 32-game winning streak going into the 2008-09 season.
May 21st 2007
As a husband, father, son, brother, coach, mentor, leader and friend, I find myself wresting with defining the true meaning of success.
It was easy when I was growing up. Win a game or score well on a test, and that was considered success. Today, with more responsibilities and priorities which are much different than they were while growing up, I find myself struggling to define success as I once did. (more…)
May 7th 2007
The following is an excerpt of neat story by James Royer that I received via email that is a great lesson in endurance and perseverance.
In the late 1970’s, the Detroit Lions had a young assistant coach who never played collegiate or professional football, wore thick glasses, and definitely didn’t look the part of a football coach. (more…)
January 30th 2007
Most of you likely have never heard of Winona State University - the defending NCAA Division II men’s basketball champions.
Winona State is located in Winona, Minn., a few hours from the Twin Cities and where I began my career in sports as the school’s first women’s athletics media relations director. (more…)
October 9th 2006
Coke and Pepsi came up with a couple one-of-a-kind formulas for its soft drinks.
Many have said, “I wish I owned that formula,” or “I wish I invented that formula.”
Have you ever thought about creating your own formula? I don’t mean to compete with Coke or Pepsi, but simply to be successful in life; in all you wish to achieve.
Do you have a formula – strategy or plan - for your personal success?
What could your formula, strategy or plan be?
I think Ross Perot said it well when he said: “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.”
So Perot’s formula for success might be summed up in one word, persistence. As Napoleon once said, “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
According to Babe Didrikson Zaharias, “The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration.”
Benjamin Disraeli’s believes “The secret of success is consistency of purpose,” and Brian Tracy believes “Successful people are simply those with success habits.”
Whether you believe Perot said it best or you like the simplicity of Tracy’s success formula, it would be well worth your time to create your own success formula, or you could adopt and commit to one of the formulas above. Either way, it would be a wise investment of time.
Ron Goch, The Telios Group
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