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Archive for June 2014

Handout #188: 12 Rules for Bringing out the Best in People

12 Rules for Bringing out the Best in People

  1. EXPECT the best from the people you lead.
  2. MAKE a thorough study of other people’s needs.
  3. ESTABLISH high standards of excellence.
  4. CREATE an environment in which failure is not fatal.
  5. If they are going anywhere near where you want to go, CLIMB on other people’s bandwagons.
  6. EMPLOY models to encourage success.
  7. RECOGNIZE and APPLAUD achievement.
  8. EMPLOY a mixture of positive and negative reinforcement.
  9. Appeal SPARINGLY to the competitive urge.
  10. PLACE a premium on collaboration.
  11. BUILD into the group an allowance for storms.
  12. ****Take steps to keep your own MOTIVATION high*****

— From Bringing out the Best in People, Alan Loy McGinis

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SUCCESS is the way you walk – The paths of life each day, it’s the little things you do and in the things you say – It’s not in reaching heights of fame – It’s not alone in reaching goals that all me seek to claim – Success is being big of heart and clean and broad of mindSuccess is being faithful to your friends, to the stranger kind.  Success is in the team, the coaches and the family that you love and what they learn from you.  Success is having character in everything you do.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: HANDOUT #188: 12 Rules for Bringing out the Best in People. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout: #187: Little Eyes Upon You

Little Eyes Upon You

There are little eyes upon you,

And they’re watching night and day;

There are little ears that quickly

Take in every word you say;

There are little hands all eager

To do anything you do;

And a little boy who’s dreaming

Of the day he’ll be like you.

 

You’re the little fellow’s idol;

You’re the wisest of the wise,

In his little mind about you,

No suspicions ever rise;

He believes in you devoutly

Holds that all you say and do,

He will say and do, in your way

When he’s grown-up like you.

 

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow,

Who believes you’re always right.

And his ears are always open,

And he watches day and night;

You are setting an example

Every day in all you do,

For the little boy who’s waiting

To grow up to be like you.

– author unknown

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout-187: Little Eyes Upon You!!! . Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #186: DISCIPLINE By: Vince Lombardi; Discipline in the Home

DISCIPLINE  By Vince Lombardi; Discipline in the Home  . . .

For so long we have ridiculed authority in the family, discipline in the school, order in the state, that the freedom we have sought has brought us close to chaos.

We will never have a good society, much less a great one, until individual excellence is respected again.  Freedom will succumb to communism unless the values underlying it are upheld.  These values are duty, responsibility to authority, and the development of mental discipline.  The answer today seems to take the easy way.

You discipline in the National Football League, or in your family, with love, understanding, and rules and regulations.  If a man breaks a rule he must be punished.  It is as simple as that.

DISCIPLINE IN THE HOUSE . . .

Psychologists say that the worst thing a time-pressed parent can do is to give up on his/her own standards.  With a hopeless shrug, a father OK’s beer at a teenage party because he wants the youngsters to have a good time, to be popular, and because he’s too busy to handle the situation positively and constructively.

But when a father surrenders his own standards, the kids know it, and the image they have of Pop grows dimmer and more confused.

Youngsters may become annoyed at discipline, but they know it means that their parents are concerned about them.  They take lack of concern as lack of love, even when they may seem to be enjoying freedom – this easy freedom.  Youngsters need limits.  They need someone in authority.

Freedom, in fact, say psychologists, can be frustrating to youngsters, for adolescence is the time in which they have to do battle against authority to test their emerging adulthood.  But if their is no authority, there is nothing to do battle against; the world becomes confused and uncertain, and the sign posts dissolve.  Sometimes, children literately don’t know what is allowed and what is not.

OUR COMMON NATURE . . .  No one is so rich that he does not need another’s help; no one so poor as not to be useful in some way to his fellow man; and the disposition to ask assistance from others with confidence, and to grant it with kindness, is part of our very nature.  Pope Leo XIII.

LIGHT FOR DARKNESS . . .  The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #186: DISCIPLINE By: Vince Lombardi; Discipline in the Home. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #185: What is Mental Toughness?

 

What is Mental Toughness?

  1. To be mentally prepared is to have one’s intellectualself in control over feelings and physical behaviors.
  2. The mentally tough athlete is objective under pressure.
  3. You aren’t concerned about what others think, or embarrassed by past mistakes.  You can make past efforts history.
  4. You are not preoccupied with what has happened or what is happening, you are free to concentrate on what should happen.
  5. You are not intimidated by competitors, your arena, or your own limitations.
  6. You can accept criticism without being hurt, maintain composure when the pressure is high and recover readily from adversity.
  7. You can appraise situationsproblems, and competitors realistically.
  8. You have a positive self-image as an athlete with your intellectual-self in control during stressful situations.

Ultimately, mental toughness means the ability to perceive your sport, arena, and self realistically, to recognize the intellectual behaviors and attitudes that will be in one’s and the team’s best interest to act accordingly.  You must remember that you are an integral part of a team effort.

Mental Toughness will determine your consistency of effort, effectiveness of performance, and likelihood of success.

QUESTION:  Do you have the mental discipline and strength to be a winner?

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QUESTION:   Do you know, as an athlete, what your body already knows about the stress and pressure of competition?  How Do You Measure Up?

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QUESTION:   What is your opponent doing right now to beat you?  Winners cannot afford bad dayslosers can.  How Do You Measure Up?

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #185: What is Mental Toughness?. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #184: “IF” – Becoming a Man . . .

“IF” – Becoming a Man . . .

If you can keep your head when all about you . . . Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, . . . But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, . . . Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating, . . . And yet don’t look too good, nor talk to wise;

 

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master; . . . If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster . . . And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken . . . Twisted by knaves to make a trap for bools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, . . . And stop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings . . . And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss;

And lose, and start again at your beginnings, . . . And never breath a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew . . . To serve your turn long after they are gone;

And so hold on when there is nothing in you . . .Except the Will which says to them:  “Hold On!”

 

If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue, . . . Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor living friends can hurt you, . . . If all men count with you, but none too much:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute . . . With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, . . . And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!

—  Rudyard Kipling

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WISDOM . . .

  • LUCK is always against the man who depends on it.
  • ANGER is only one letter short of danger.
  • FAILURE is the line of least resistance.
  • FRIENDSHIP is a silent gentlemen that makes no parade.
  • LOVE reduces friction to a fraction.
  • CHARACTER is a conquest, not a bequest.
  • SWEARING is a device for making ignorance audible.
  • TEMPER is what get most of us in trouble.  PRIDE is what keeps us there.

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WHY WORRY . . .

There are only two things to worry about:  either you are well or you are sick.  If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about.  But if you are sick, there are two things to worry about:  either you will get well, or you will die.  If you get well, there is nothing to worry about.  If you die, there are only two things to worry about; either you will go to Heaven or Hell.  If you go to Heaven, there is nothing to worry about, but if you go to Hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with friends you won’t have to worry!

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  • It is chance that makes brothers but hearts that makes friends.
  • You can get anything in the world you want if you help enough people get what they want.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #184: “IF” – Becoming a Man . . .; Wisdom; Why Worry . . . Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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