Angela Lee Duckworth studies achievement and participated in a fantastic TED Talk. Most psychologists in her field study intelligence, but that’s only part of the story. Duckworth, rather, at the University of Pennsylvania, studies intangible concepts such as self-control and “grit” to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success. She studies if perseverance can be taught. Grit is “one of the key and necessary achievements in any field,” as she puts it.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In this TED video, she explains … Read More
After Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft wrapped up on Saturday evening, Seahawks GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll spoke with the media on another great draft class.
When one reporter approached Carroll with a question regarding his philosophy and competition, Coach was happy to answer. “The standards that you set and the expectations that you demand, is what calls players to play at their best,” Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says. “Regardless of what it looks like, we have the exceptions to play great football, and the standards that it takes to do that are set daily. When you build everything around you with the theme of competition, then that’s what sets the tone.”
Carroll’s organizations, … Read More
Check out Coach Pete Carroll talking to newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin today, who Coach has dubbed the Seahawks No. 1 pick for the 2013 NFL Draft. “It’s a blessing,” Harvin says to be a No. 1 pick twice. “I’m glad to be here and looking forward to taking full advantage of the situation.”
The Seahawks used their 25th pick in this year’s draft to acquire Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, so it looks like they will have a quiet first round tonight.
However, Coach Pete Carroll will be engaging with fans tonight and throughout the weekend while the Seahawks nail in a new crop of elite players. If you want to be heard, ask your questions with the … Read More
If you couldn’t breathe, what one thing would you fight for?
Quite simply, you’d be only focused on getting air, re-catching your breath. Based on a famous quote by Eric Thomas, when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.
Above is an excellent video featuring Giavanni Ruffin, former ECU runnbing back and current NFL free agent. Ruffin has had to overcome some obstacles, including an arrest in 2010, but is empowered to be a success.
At WinForever, we are often pushing people to compete for life in everything they do.
Everybody–and I mean it when I say it–everybody has the potential to be successful. You all make your choices … Read More
As we wind down this week, we unveil our third #AskCoach video Q&A.
Below are the best questions we received. Take a look at the video above to see what Coach had to say about them!
Let’s do another #AskCoach! This week, we’ll answer the 3 most popular questions… fire away!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 17, 2013
When Coach Carroll is looking for his assistants, he’s looking for the person, not a set of skills. If this person is energetic and has a vision … Read More
Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove is committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, they decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
This video defines what we think of ourselves. Check out the whole video experience: http://dove.com/realbeautysketches and join the conversation at: #wearebeautiful
And don’t forget: YOU are more beautiful than you think!
Have you heard of Amway’s Who Cares Challenge?
Amway is searching the U.S. and Canada for 10 outstanding young changemakers through the Amway Who Cares Challenge. Ten winners will receive $10,000 dollars to donate to a charity of their choice and five grand prize winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to We Day Minnesota for themselves and a companion. There are amazing examples of youth leaders who have already entered the contest, but they are continuing their search for the best and brightest.
Since 2003, Amway has provided hope and opportunity to 10 million children, and in 2012, IBOs in the United States donated even more time and effort toward Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including more … Read More
Today we unveil the second part of questions from this week’s #AskCoach segment with Coach Carroll. We prompted all you to ask questions regarding coaching and leadership and got an even greater response than anticipated.
Coach Carroll enjoyed all of these and had some great answers. He talked about the central theme of his philosophy–competition–and how it keep players hungry day in and day out. Players need to know they are going into battle every day. To sustain success, which is what it’s all about, Carroll says one needs humility.
Take a look at the following videos for great insight in how to be a a great coach and an even better competitor.
Let’s do another #AskCoach! Taking
Because of an incredible response last week, we did another #AskCoach segment on Twitter this week–and got so many great questions. We’ve pulled the best and Coach Pete Carroll has responded to them. The first five are below–and five more will be unveiled tomorrow.
This week’s theme was a Q&A on coaching and leadership. Coach gave a WinForever look at some great questions, including what is a coach’s most important job, how to motivate a team and how to have a team buy into your set of beliefs.
Let’s do another #AskCoach! Taking questions today about coaching — whether coaching a kids little league team or your employees at work!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 10, 2013
Who’s ready for some football? A lot of us. All across the country–in all levels of football–coaches and players are putting in the extra work to create a better 2013 season.
In Seattle, they’re preparing for a special run. Check out this great promo video created by a fan, who appropriately titled it, “Separation by Preparation.”
Within the Always Compete Program, we help you learn about yourself and teach you how to live your life around it to maximize your own potential, so you can be your best self. We’ll help guide you to become an ultimate competitor–in every sense of the word.
If you’d like to learn about WinForever, develop your own personal philosophy … Read More
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