• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 01/03/2021
  • AO: Coconut Horse
  • QIC: Stroganoff (R)
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Roscoe, Bos (R), Defib (R), Whoopee (R), Pockets, Short Sale

It actually was a little gloomy this morning.  Misty, dark, cloudy.

A few ran, a few rucked.  We did not see any Chupacraba’s along the greenway but we did hear a rooster.

We all finished.

Announcements:  Convergence next Saturday at Folsom.  Wear masks.

Prayers to all the Healthcare workers on the frontline for the past 9 months or so.

As Coconut Horse shifts away from Q Source for this year, we started with a lesson on Leadership from John Wooden.  There are many books and anecdotes  about Coach Wooden but one of my favorites is Wooden on Leadership and these lessons come from that:

-Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself.

-Leadership success begins with a solid foundation.

-Do not fear failure or punish initiative.

-Never allow anyone else to define your success.

-Character stars with little things.

-Seek out opportunities to show you care.

-Remember that a good demonstration tops a great description.

-Seek players who will make the best team rather than the best players.

-Sloppiness breeds sloppiness.

-Remember that a great quarter in basketball or business starts with a great minute.

-Make sure all praise is genuine and appropriate.

-Believe in the hidden potential of all.

-Stop saying “no” and start asking “how”.

-Long term success requires short term focus.

-Always assume adversity.

I think these are great lessons and not the only nuggets from John Wooden.  I would encourage you to look up his Pyramid of Success and his 7-Point Creed.

Come join us next week at Coconut Horse as we start a few weeks of studying the Four Agreements by Don  Miguel Ruiz.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead this morning.

Until the next one.  Aye!