How do you overcome procrastination?
Each day, we are faced with tasks and items that need to be done. Procrastination can sprout up at any moment and convince us it’s okay to wait or not perform the task at all. There are some rare forms of positive procrastination, but for the most part, it’s an ugly characteristic that must be dealt with. I have learned some tips and tricks over the years on how to deal with this unwelcomed train of thought. Let me know how you deal with it as well! Enjoy.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson is re-releasing his Anniversary version of his book on March 1st? It has been 11 years since the J-Mac game and he is still sharing his story with others.
Life Tip #34: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Did you watch the Super Bowl?
As a former coach, I typically view games through a very unique lens. While most might be watching for the excitement and thrills of the game, I am watching for teachable moments. Things we can learn from moving forward. While watching the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history last week, I picked up on a few things. Here are three things that I learned from Super Bowl LI. Enjoy.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson is re-releasing his anniversary version of his book in honor of the 11-year anniversary (February 15th) of the J-Mac game on March 1st.
Life Tip #32: The harder you work, the luckier you get
What is your financial independence plan?
In order to achieve financial independence and wealth, much like anything else, we must have a plan to get there. In my younger years (teens and 20’s), I did not see the value in saving or starting a retirement account. I wish I had. Starting your retirement account 5-10 years sooner can result in a significant amount of money when you retire. Below are some other financial tips for you to include in your financial plan. Enjoy.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson was a late bloomer when it comes to investing and saving. He didn’t start a retirement account until he was 33 years old. It’s never too late to start!
Life Tip #4: Pay yourself first, make it a high priority to start a retirement account
How BIG are you thinking?
Sometimes, thinking big can have a tremendously positive affect on your life. When you think big, you don’t think of coming up short or failing to achieve something. You think of you biggest, most rewarding goal and stop at nothing until you achieve it. Do you want to become a millionaire? Do you want to be the CEO of your own company? Well, there is no reason why those things can’t happen. You just have to think big enough and work toward your lofty goals.
Did You Know? One of Coach Jim Johnson’s BHAGs was to meet Stephen Covey. Years ago, after he passed away, CJJ got to speak at his annual Global Summit as a featured speaker and received a standing ovation for several minutes.
Life Tip #96: Study the art of happiness
What are your favorite inspirational books?
Last week, I introduced my 12 favorite leadership books. This week, I will give you my top 12 books that I found to be tremendously inspirational. If you wish to make changes in your life, you must implement consistent routines that will lead to positive change. For me, I read at least 30 minutes each day to grow my mind. Take a look at the Coach’s Dozen this week and pick a few books that you can add to your list. Trust me, it will be worth it.
The more you read, the more you learn and grow your mind. Try your best to make it an appointment with yourself each day to grow your mind. Reading (especially the books above) helps to feed your mind and allow it to become strong. The most motivational books have a call to action. The best leaders develop a plan of action. Which type of person are you?
Life Tip #14: Continue to grow as a person with your own personal development plan
How do you handle the mental aspect of sports?
It can be argued that the mental aspect of sports is just as, if not more important than the physical. We must keep our mind sharp to stay ahead of our competition. However, it seems that some of us spend so much time on getting our bodies in shape, we forget to keep our minds in shape as well. This week in the #CJJblog I start a two-part series on how to keep our minds sharp.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and enjoys their time with family and friends. If there is anything I can help with, please let me know and I will be happy to assist. Until our next #CJJblog, make sure you fill your mind with positivity and successful thoughts.
Life Tip #88: Failure is an event, not a person
How are you making your life a study?
In life, we study many things. Sports, finance, public speaking, sales strategies, business, and the list goes on. Sometimes, we forget to take a step back and study our lives as a whole. When you wake up each morning, do you pick up the newspaper to read about yesterday’s news, or do you listen to podcasts on self-development? I have come up with a few tips to help make your life an everyday study.
With the NBA playoffs done, basketball is done for awhile. However, the NBA draft is this week (Thursday) and I will be very intrigued to see where all the phenomenal collegiate and international athletes will end up. Make sure you let me know how you are making your life a study in the comments below. Have a great week, everyone!
Life Tip #101: There’s a space between stimulus and response. Choose to be proactive, not reactive.
How are you becoming successful?
When you think about becoming successful, what thoughts go through your head? More importantly, what are you doing to get to the level of success you crave? This week in my #CJJblog I go over the final 11 tips on how to become successful. As you look through these tips, make sure you pick out a few to implement in your everyday life. Let me know which ones are your favorite in the comments below. Enjoy.
23) Seek a mentor. Success leaves clues.
24) Be a mentor to others. Learn from their ability to learn and be coached by you.
25) Donate at least 10% of your income to a cause you believe in.
26) Be a positive role model. You are on stage at all times.
27) Write out your own personal mission statement.
28) Spend 50% of your time on things that are important, but not urgent. This includes: exercising, family time, and personal development.
29) Help someone at least once per week with no expectation of them repaying you. Pay it forward.
30) Be exceptional with your positive attitude and outstanding work ethic.
31) Adopt a model that I will do the best I can on all endeavors. Be the best you can be at all times.
32) Compliment at least three people per day. They will appreciate it.
33) Live a life of impeccable integrity. Others will take notice.
As the summer approaches, make sure you get into a routine that will set you up for personal success. I always try to grow my mind by reading as much as I can. I posted this on Facebook last week, but in case you missed it, make sure you check out my book recommendation of the week: “What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You” by: Liz Davidson. This book will help you develop a plan for financial independence. Have a great week, everyone!
Life Tip #35: Use CANEI: Constant and Never Ending Improvement
How do you become successful?
Becoming successful is not something that happens overnight. Success leaves clues and it should be your life duty to work hard and use the information accessible you to achieve greatness. This week in my #CJJblog I am going to begin a three part series on my tips to become successful. There will be 33 tips in total and I want you to start with a few and master them. Branch out and add in the ones you like to become the next great success story. You deserve it.
I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Enjoy your time with family and friends, because they are the ones who matter the most. Let me know in the comments below and let me know which one of these tips you find most useful!
Life Tip #37: CANEI – Constant and never-ending improvement
How do you prepare for a big game?
Big games happen all the time (Super Bowl, anyone?). How do we properly prepare for these momentous events? As I watched the Super Bowl, it got me thinking about how to go about getting ready to play in such a big game in comparison to a regular season contest. Below are some tips I came up with while laying out a game plan for your next big event. Enjoy.
This is a big week for the Greece Athena basketball program. We have our senior night game, J-Mac ten-year anniversary event, and a fundraiser for autismup.org! Also, ESPN personality, Roy Firestone will be by our side throughout most of the process. Come join the fun! Have a great week, everyone.
Life Tip #34: Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Performance