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Education & Training with Coach Jig

Well, it’s that time of year again! Opening day of baseball! For fans everywhere, there is a new excitement for the season to come, renewed hope, a clean slate. Today is a day where everybody cheers for their first place team. But…things will change. There will be wins and there will be losses. Some teams will catapult to the top, others will dive to the bottom. There will be excuses. Some will blame injuries, some will blame travel schedules, some will blame the weather, some will blame the coaches, some will blame the umpires. Sad, isn’t it? If it REALLY is the league’s fault for creating an unfair travel schedule…well…then you might as well just give up. You’ve got no control over it. Life’s a lottery ticket…and you just lost. However, ask a coach of a losing team what the problem is, and you’ll likely hear them say phrases like, “lack of consistency, getting back to basics, missed opportunities”. And that’s the simplicity of it. Be consistent, don’t forget the fundamentals, and take advantage of opportunities. Sound familiar? This opening day, be reminded of the excitement, freshness, and anticipation of what lies ahead. But be sure to remind yourself that it’s a marathon, and not a sprint. There may be some shortcomings along the way, but by staying focused, consistent, aware of opportunities, and open to taking calculated risks, you will dramatically improve your chances of achieving your long term goals. Here’s to a successful 2010 season! Play to Win, Coach Jig

Travis Newton
Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490 - Salem, OR

Not a huge BB fan, but would love to see Seattle do well this year.



Apr 05, 2010 09:36 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Jignesh, you are obviously not a Blue Jay's fan. There is very little excitement about the new season around here.

Apr 05, 2010 09:41 AM
Dan Benefield
Benefield Realty - Decatur, GA

it's a great day for baseball. Spring is finally here!

Apr 05, 2010 09:47 AM