Things do not always turn out the way we hope…..
When my children were young, I was an involved Dad who coached his children in baseball and softball for more than 15 seasons. I personally have little athletic prowess, so it was not for me to relive glory days. It was also not to give my kids a heads up on position, batting order or anything like that.
It was a way for this Dad to connect with his kids, to build some lifetime memories and as it turned out, it was a way for me share some of my coaching skills with both my kids and their team-mates.
Those memories are mixed – each of my children had a championship season, each had at least one year in last place and most of the time we were in the middle. Sounds like life, doesn’t it?
It also showed me the need to try the less talented players in different positions. Some they succeeded at, and many did not.
A memory I have, though, is almost every youngster who could returned to our team every year they were eligible. Some helped the team, others did not, but it was their team and the collective memories are worth the efforts for all of us.
Back to the intro – Things do not always turn out the way we hope…..
This is a short message about a world class athlete and his experience.
This father – coach was there when his son needed him the most.
I have been in the hospitality industry my entire career and I find coaching is an essential and enjoyable tool to use on the road to success!
John J Hogan CHA CMHS CHE CHO
Success does not come by accident or chance.
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