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
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
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
Today is ‘Turnover Thursday’ for the Seattle Seahawks, who are just a few days away from Super Bowl Sunday.
Richard Sherman jumped on the podium and laid out some great quotes as it relates to the WinForever philosophy. Below are a few of his quotes:
“Turnover Thursday is the embodiment of our program, of what we do…because it’s all about the ball. It’s the central theme of our program.”
“The intensity at practice has been the same—guys going after it. They’re going out there and following the same routine. Guys are comfortable with the situation and the moment…because you don’t think about the moment.”
“Guys have to be accountable by their actions, 24/7.”
Sherman laid out the three … Read More
ESPN.com recently conducted a survey of 320 players that revealed Coach Carroll is “far and away the most appealing coach to play for these days,” Jeffri Chadiha writes. Carroll received 72 votes, or 23 percent of the final tally.
Chadiha writes that solely winning championships doesn’t qualify a coach as a ‘popular’ one. Five of the most-favorite head coaches have yet to hoist the Lombardi trophy. Instead, “many players want to enjoy the journey as much as the final destination,” Chadiha writes. ”This is where Carroll’s true genius resides.”
Below are some more excerpts from Chadiha’s piece:
“One visit to the Seahawks’ offseason practices should tell an outsider that much. Carroll will blast music from players’ iPods during full-team … Read More
The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone published a piece on Saturday praising the coaching style of Coach Pete Carroll.
Stone points out the impact of the copycat league that is the NFL. “In that light, I can see a new trend a brewin’, right in our own backyard,” Stone writes. “Call it Pete positivity, or perhaps Carroll charisma.”
Going through the coaching ranks in Carroll’s younger years, his positivity was seen as crazy, and was even yelled at by other assistants on staff. That has since changed as he’s had his opportunities to be head coach. Carroll stuck with this philosophy and perfected it through his various college and NFL stops, as Stone says. “It didn’t exactly revolutionize the NFL … Read More
We know it has been a couple weeks since it debuted, but this Duracell ad featuring Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman is absolutely phenomenal. The one-minute long ad documents Coleman’s difficult journey to the NFL—with his narration.
“They told me it was over,” Coleman says. “But I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen.”
“But now I’m here…with the loudest fans in the NFL cheering me on,” referring to the Seahawks’ 12th Man. “And I can hear them all.”
Goosebumps. See for yourself below:
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