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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


"Kites rise against the wind, not with it."
-Kay Yow

Coach Yow mastered the art of reframing adversity. No matter what obstacle she faced, she found a way to use it as a motivator to propel her forward, not allowing it to keep her stuck.

Kites rise when the wind comes against them. The same is true for your team, BusyCoach. Your players’ greatest opportunity to rise to their potential happens when the team faces adversity.

If your starter goes down with a season-ending injury, for example, and you reframe it as an opportunity for others to step up, you just might see your role-playing sub turn into a conference player-of-the-week.

What adversity is your team facing today? How will you reframe it to help them overcome?

From Stephanie Zonars and "Wisdom for the BusyCoach"

I'm obviously a big fan of Stephanie's book on Coach Yow: