I grew up playing hockey in Canada and my dad never missed a game.
He is an incredibly bright guy and would offer endless advice on the way to a game, deconstruct everything on the way home, and then add commentary.
He wanted the best for me but the truth is I was unable to absorb much of his advice: too much, too fast.
Now it is my turn…
My son, Rhys, started playing Lacrosse this year in Maryland. He is a big, strong boy with a knack for athletics.
I was on the road last week, so I called him right before practice and asked if he was all set.
He said “Ya, dad, and I promise to work hard on our 3 things:”
- WATCH and LEARN from the player in front of me.
- FULL OUT every drill. (Out-hustle everyone!)
- SERVE YOUR TEAM by helping teammates and be grateful to your coaches.
I must admit, I am in shock, as we had never talked about “Just 3 things.” But something was working!
It caused me to think about how I often fail others by trying to “manage” them, instead of COACHING them. I also have a bad habit of over complicating things, instead of KEEPING IT SIMPLE.
3 really is the “Magic Number!”
PS: Don’t miss Sean at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, May 13 in New York City, and at Tales of the Cocktail, July 25 in New Orleans.
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