All In

I am a Jalen Hurts fan. Despite losing the starting position he owned in 2016 and 2017, the Alabama quarterback has continued to demonstrate the type of leadership experts write about but we seldom witness, especially in one so young.

He has put team first.
He has celebrated his teammates’ success even when that success overshadowed his own.
He has demonstrated integrity while ignoring the external chatter.
He has stayed the course he committed to as a high school junior.
He has fully committed to the team’s goals even if it meant sacrificing his own.

He has embodied what it means to be all in.

Inhale Commitment, Exhale Disengagement…
Inhale Integrity, Exhale Indifference…
Inhale Devotion, Exhale Disloyalty…
Just Breathe



When I’m helping my coaching clients discover their purpose, I frequently encourage them to keep a record of the things they get excited, emotional or enthusiastic about. Because the passion they feel can be a clue to identifying their purpose and once they find purpose, passion can help energize them on their journey.

Inhale Excitement, Exhale Disengagement…
Inhale Enthusiasm, Exhale Disconnectedness…
Inhale Energy, Exhale Detachment…
Just Breathe



Technology has provided an almost infinite number of ways for people to collaborate. However, the methods of collaboration are only as useful as the collaborators willingness to and agreement on how they will interact.

The most important key to collaborating successfully is an understanding among the collaborators about what their collaboration will look like. If one person is doing the most, dictating the terms of engagement, and the rest of the team feels left out of the process, collaboration is not taking place.

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inhale Collaboration, Exhale Competition…
Inhale Creation, Exhale Limitation…
Inhale Coordination, Exhale Disengagement…
Just Breathe


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