“Off The Field” Matters!


Coach Rocky Seto, USC Trojans football coach

If you love something then you do everything to protect it. 

Your off the field behavior should reflect how much you love it!

— Rocky Seto

University of Souther California Football

Defensive Coordinator

(From Rocky’s interview on “More Than Conquerors” – 3/3/09)


Coaches!! We need to MODEL this and teach it EVERYDAY!!

Journaling For Success


Paper journal

From http://SuccessAtlas.com

The following article is useful whether you are a sports coach or in the business world. We all have great ideas! Have you ever had a “REALLY good idea” and then 5-10 minutes later – *poof* – it’s gone? Journaling is the answer! It has helped me tremendously!! Read on:

Journaling and The Idea Generation By Tracy Brinkman

“If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.

” – Jim Rohn

While sitting listening to the 2004 Jim Rohn 3 day Leadership conference in Anaheim California, Jim Rohm made that a quote and I guess the time was right because it stuck with me that time.  I have tried journaling in the past but was never able to remain consistent with it.  However, these days I regularly journal my thoughts, ideas, events, emotions, etc successfully.  Keeping a journal helps me see where I have been; where I’m going and if I need to adjust my course along the way.  It helps me see those times when emotion was getting the better of me.

 Where journaling really has proved to be its weight and gold is in idea generation.  Whenever I get an idea no matter how large or small I write it down.  If I don’t have my journal handy (which isn’t very often) I would grab a piece of paper and write down the idea and put it in my pocket then transfer it to my journal later.  These days, I keep one of those little digital voice recorders with me and when I get an idea or a thought I pick it up and click ‘REC’ and save the idea.

 If you start recording your ideas the moment you get them, whether via paper/pen or digitally you will begin to get more and more ideas.  Trust me I speak from experience.  A short bit after I started my journal and voice recorder techniques the ideas began to flow like water.

 Think Successfully & Take Action!

For more info on Tracy Brinkmann:

16 Steps To Become A Champion

  1. Never underestimate your opponent.
  2. Work on your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
  3. Remember that a great effort is usually the result of a great attitude.
  4. Dedicate yourself to a mighty purpose.
  5. Win with humility; lose with grace.
  6. Ignore those who discourage you.
  7. Work to improve your moral and spiritual strengths as well as your physical ones.
  8. Remember that how you conduct yourself off the field is just as important as how you conduct yourself on the field.
  9. Talent is God-given — be humble. Fame is man-given — be thankful. Conceit is self-given — be careful.
  10. Don’t ask to be deprived of tension and discipline — these are the tools that shape success.
  11. Do what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done.
  12. Remember when you’re not working to improve, your competition is.

— H. Jackson Brown