As you may know, Coach Pete Carroll spoke to USC students last week on the Win Forever / Always Compete philosophy. The above video is his closing message to the students, filled with great quote bites. Below are some of the inspiring quotes from Coach Carroll that can relate to each and everyone of you–with the sole purpose of maximizing your potential.
“If you’re coaching and teaching, you got to keep coming back to the things that are really important.”
“Nobody controls what’s going to happen for you. You have the power to absolutely control where you’re going and what you’re doing. If I can get that across to you, you’ll be able to become all what you’re capable of … Read More
Fresh off spending time in Indianopolis for the NFL Combine, Pete Carroll stopped by USC to discuss the Win Forever philosophy to all sold-out Bovard Auditorium of over 1,000 students.
Oh–and, of course, Will Ferrell made a special guest appearance.… Read More
The USC Marshall School of Business and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies present a great event on Wednesday night.
Super Bowl champion head coach Pete Carroll will speak about Win Forever and what it takes to Always Compete. Pete Carroll’s day-to-day thinking is driven by one thought: to do things better than they have ever been done before. Students will learn how his ‘Win Forever, Always Compete’ philosophy and approach created success at USC, the Seahawks and in the streets of LA and Seattle.
Admission is free, but the space is already full. You can sign up for the wait list here.
We ran across this interesting article via Wisdom 2.0, where Dr. Michael Gervais presented at the Wisdom 2.0 conference. Below are some unique quotes from Dr. Gervais that explain how he prepares his athletes to succeed in all areas.
“You need a culture of people being able to be mindful and explore.”
“We start with ‘What is possible?’” He emphasized this question is difficult for many athletes, since they don’t want to under-reach or overreach. “We have that conversation, then we try to calibrate on, ‘Great, so that’s what’s possible. From there, what are the strategies we can create — physical, mental, nutritional — for you to achieve that?’”
“We don’t talk about winning, or being in the zone: … Read More
Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times published a piece Wednesday evening that dove into Coach Pete Carroll’s secrets to success. And secrets that help not only on the football field, but also in the classroom–and even boardroom.
Erskine sat in on a class last week led by Jaime Davern and Dr. Michael Gervais to USC Marshall MBA students.
Some of the key points we took away from the article include:
“Instead of fear, he bases performance on building confidence. To do that, he advocates identifying who you are as an individual, then maximizing your unique skill set. He espouses thoughtfulness with energy — in equal parts, one bolstering the other.”
This is not new to the loyal WinForever follower. … Read More
We heard some exciting news this week with the initial preview of ‘Unbroken,’ the amazing story of former Olympic track star, Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, spent 47 days drifting on a raft and then more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.
In one of the more fascinating stories you will hear in your lifetime, Zamperini’s competitive fire kept him alive through unbelievable tests of character.
The movie is due out on Christmas Day of this year, so as you await for the flick, you can fill your time recounting highlights and articles we’ve provided all you competitors with in recent … Read More
Below are a couple articles that validate the importance of having a philosophy and sticking to it.
In this NBCSports.com article, Troy Aikman said he was impressed with that the Seahawks developed a plan and stuck to it–the reason they are now Super Bowl champions.
“I think with winning organizations there are processes that are in place and there is a way to do things, a philosophy, a belief that you have and everything is built around that,” Aikman said.
On the other hand, Aikman said, his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, lack that uniform belief. “The Cowboys tend to change their beliefs each year on what it is they need or what they’re about. I find that to … Read More
Just a few days after winning the first Super Bowl in Seattle’s franchise history, the Seahawks celebrated with more than 700,000 people in the streets of downtown Seattle.
They were also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated–again.
You can see video and an entire photo gallery of the Seahawks parade and celebration at CenturyLink from Seahawks.com, by clicking here.
“It was just an amazing day,” Carroll said. He was very impressed with the consistency of the fans throughout the entire day. “I can’t imagine a better day than that,” Carroll concluded.
If you haven’t heard, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks won their first ever Super Bowl this past Sunday. It was the culmination of years of putting together a roster that believed in the WinForever philosophy.
Below are a few great articles that focus on the WinForever philosophy as a key to Coach Carroll’s success:
“He just tells you every week is a championship opportunity, every week is a championship game,” Richard Sherman said of Coach Carroll. ”So when you make it to a championship game, the moment isn’t any different. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for a Super Bowl. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for … Read More
William Hansen reached out to WinForever, after attending a WinForever workshop a couple years back. He works with wounded Veterans in the Sacramento area. He works as a coach, helping Veterans get ready to do the Tough Mudder, and getting them off the couch and back into life.
Big Sarge’s life was forever changed when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while patrolling in Iraq. Despite the severity of the incident, Big Sarge was soon back at work diffusing IEDs. It wasn’t until he was discharged months later that doctors diagnosed him with fractured vertebrae and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The powerful painkillers prescribed by his doctors left him sedentary, depressed, and triggered nearly 100 … Read More
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