“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” 

 Martin Luther King Jr. 

1.Basketball Training and Mentoring  Remember Coaches… we are honored and lucky to have the chance to mentor our young people every day.  Fill their emotional tanks.  Listen to your basketball players.  Tell them about similar decisions you faced in life.

2.  Share not only your successes but your struggles and mistakes.  Sharing your mistakes is often the lesson kids cherish most.  Being vulnerable can establish credibility.

3.  Mentoring is giving, but the rewards are amazing.  Be a go-giver.

4.  For profit basketball businesses have a duty to give back.  I work with about 100 families.  I need to not only mentor, but also need to provide mentoring opportunities for some of the CEOs, doctors, attorneys, principals, etc. whose kids I work with.  Connecting suitable mentors to kids is a powerful process.

5.  Remember, authority does not equal leadership.  True leaders are servants to their teams.   They mentor.


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