Stand Out From the Crowd!


Exceptional life

More great stuff from Mr. Ralph Marston (


If you want to get lost in the crowd, do what has already been done. If you want to have plenty of competition, do only what is easy.

If, on the other hand, you wish to STAND out from the crowd, listen to your own unique voice. If you wish to be an exceptional leader, be willing to take on the most difficult challenges.

Do you want people to pay attention to what you’re saying? Then speak from your heart, and speak the truth in a way that has never been heard before.

The way to be truly exceptional is to be yourself. The way to be memorably impressive is to act upon and fulfill your own best intentions.

There is real, exceptional greatness already within you. Through your own efforts, with your own commitment and integrity, you can let that greatness flow out from you and into magnificent achievements.

You always have the option of living an exceptional life. With your attitude, with your thoughts, with your actions, choose that option now and always.

— Ralph Marston


“Coach O’s 3 Pointers” (Three Things To Consider):

  1. Do you accept that there is greatness already in you? It’s true!
  2. Have you settled for what’s easy? Isn’t it time to stand up and faces some challenges and BE GREAT?
  3. Choose today to act upon and fulfill your best intentions. What are you going act upon? THINK ABOUT IT & GET TO WORK!  


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“The Way of The Leader”

Magic Johnson (R) #32 vs. Michael Jordan (two great leaders)

“An effective leader exhibits a poised,



and controlled demeanor under all circumstances.

A controlled manner bestows powerful competitive advantages.”

 – from the book, “The Way of The Leader”

A Leader…

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“A leader has the vision

and conviction

that a dream can be achieved.

He inspires the power and energy to get it done.”

— Ralph Lauren

Coaches Lead & Inspire

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(Head Coach Mike Tomlin coaching # 10 Santonio Holmes)


Lead and inspire people.

Don’t try to manage and manipulate people.

Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.

~ Ross Perot


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(Brian Kelly has a vision for Notre Dame Football)


The world has the habit of making room for the man

whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.

— Napoleon Hill

The Leader’s Attitude Makes All The Difference!

Ken Blanchard, best sellinig author of "One Minute Manager"

Most people would say that success is not a problem.They don’t realize that success can be just as devastating, if not more so, to some people as failure is. There is an abundance of stories about sports figures, entertainers, and business leaders who went quickly to the top, only to crash and burn.

As a coach or leader, your own mental attitude towards winning and losing is key.  As a leader, you can’t afford to let yourself be overconfident through victory or be consumed by failure. Doing so tends to divert attention from the [team], business at hand, or preparing for the next step.

It sounds trite, but one of the marks of real success in life is to believe that there is a reason for everything. We can’t control every event, but we can control our response to it. Life is unpredictable. What makes a winner is that when something happens, that person’s belief system brings forth attitudes that can take good events and make them better, likewise, it transforms bad events into opportunities to learn.

~ Ken Blanchard

Adapted from “The Little Book of Coaching” by Ken Blanchard & Don Shula

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The Will Of The Leader

Tim Tebow

Mental toughness is also the perfectly disciplined will. The strength of your group is in your will—in the will of the leader.

The difference between a successful man and others is not in the lack of strength, nor in the lack of knowledge, but rather, in the lack of will.

The real difference between men is the energy. It is in the strong will, the settled purpose, the invincible determination. But remember that the will is the character in action.

If we would create something, we must be something. This is character. Character is higher than intellect. Character is the direct result of mental attitude.

A man cannot dream himself into character; he must hammer and forge one for himself. He cannot copy someone else’s qualities; he must develop his own character qualities to fit his own personality.

-Vince Lombardi Jr.

From “What It Takes To Be #1”