Archive for June, 2017

USAV Junior NationalsWe are enjoying day two of the USAV Nationals (Jr. Olympics). This morning the girls really struggled the first game. They were sluggish, slow to respond, and you could see in her face they just were not ready to play.

Game two was a completely different story! Their coach pulled them into a huddle. I’m not sure what she said, but you could see the fire in her face – motivating, inspiring, pushing the girls out of their current mindset.  They came on the court a different group. Things really got rolling when they won three serves in a row. Faces lit up, the pace quickened and they caught on fire.

It’s amazing what happens once you change your mind set. Cultivating little bit of HOPE and BELIEF that you can do it IGNITES a fire in your heart and your ATTITUDE changes. EARNING little wins BUILDS MOMENTUM. Once you have MOMENTUM it’s hard to stop success. Change your mindset and success will steamroll, building on itself, creating momentum that is difficult to stop until WINNING is an EXPECTATION not random luck.

No matter what it is, business, personal endeavors change your mindset and WIN!

Jody Sedrick
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Be Obsessed with ImprovementIn life, business, fitness or personal development what are you doing to improve your game? Are you investing in yourself? Are you taking time to become mentally, physically and spiritually stronger? Or, have you become content with  the state quo?

What could you learn dedicating only 30 minutes a day of reading or listening to a podcast a day? How would your health change if you set aside 30 minutes a day exercising and eating right? Could you reset your mind and attitude with 30 minutes of meditation at the start of your day?

You know the answer.

Quit stagnating! Listen to that inner voice that is pushing you to greatness and respond with action.

Time to push past good enough and BE GREAT!

Have a GREAT Week!
Jody Sedrick
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Focus to win!

Whether in business, fitness or your personal life if you want to succeed you have to FOCUS.

We live in a world that moves so fast that we tend to get distracted.  We are bombarded with opportunities.   Quick results are the siren call to distraction enticing you to abandon your original dream and pursue a “better” opportunity – ultimately leading to another failure.

Staying FOCUSED is a skill.  One that my son has spent many practices in basketball. For a while he struggled with the distraction of opponents “getting in his face” or the sound of the running up behind him. He worked and to develop the discipline to stay 100% focused on the basket no matter what. I’d tell him, “Yes, you may take a foul but a foul will give you the opportunity to turn 2 points into 3. Stay FOCUSED and you’ll hit more of your open shots and earn extra points when fouled.”  The results, this past season a 30% increase in shots made in a game.

FOCUS – Follow One Choice Until Successful. Make it your purpose.  With everything you have work to bring that goal to fruition.  Keep pushing! Don’t give up! Don’t get distracted. Drive yourself to make it happen. If it’s right and you put in the effort your goal will become a reality!

Have a GREAT Week!
Jody Sedrick
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Pressure refinesThis weekend I thought a lot about pressure as our team has been under the gun to deliver on a couple of big projects. Some days it seems like the pressure is overwhelming.
It’s interesting though as I reflect,  our team has made our greatest strides when the pressure is on.  No we don’t want to be under pressure all the time but pressure can drive us to innovate, it can drive us to discover new ways to do things, it provides an environment for us to push ourselves.  In the end, the key is embracing the pressure and learning from each experience so that we become better individuals and ultimately a better team.
Reflecting on the growth that has stemmed from pressure, I’ve noticed that each of our team members have become better communicators both internally and with customers. Pressure has forced us to collaborate more often enabling us to share ideas that have lead to a better solution. It’s a continual process. Some days we are better at embracing the pressure than others. Will the pressure ever go away? No, we would stagnate if it did. Our natural tendency it to complain and revolt against pressure. However, I find that when we embrace the pressure we grow in unexpected ways that never would’ve happened if we were simply left to ourselves.
Dr. Eric Thomas, The Hip Hop Preacher has a great nugget on pressure
Pressure Make Perfect
Have a GREAT Week!
Jody Sedrick
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