Is There a Difference Between Reading a Book in Nature vs. Your Bed?

Do we forget what we read when we’re relaxed? Does the fresh air contribute to a better memorization of what we have read? I build my blog posts on research, either from what I have read, personal experiences, or the experiences of the people I interview. Though, when I was researching this week’s topic, I…

Traits To Look For In a Coach

A great coach will always have these five traits. Many players change several coaches during their playing career. Some even become coaches after their careers. What characteristics should you look for in a coach, and what are the red flags? In this week’s blog post, I am taking you through a short list of suitable…

“My Story Can Help a Lot of Young Athletes” Elena de Alfredo Irigoyen

Meet Elena, one of those who make life look effortless. Yet the reality behind her appearance is a perfectionist’s attitude and plenty of exhausting impediments that have tried to pull her down to the ground. Elena has helped me tremendously during my first year of college, and it is time I introduce my Spanish Wonder…

My Thoughts on Hustle

Does rainy summer day mean movie time? I might be a little late watching the latest basketball movie out there, so here we go, a few months late, and a blog post on what we can learn from the basketball fanatic Adam Sandler and young NBA player Juancho Hernangomez. Am I the only one that…

What Can We Learn From Coach Carter?

Basketball fan or not, we all know who Coach Carter is, and this is a blog post for all kinds of people with a little bit of GRIT within themselves. However, what can we take away from the movie besides being entertaining and based on a true story? Rather than me writing about the obvious takeaways…

The Difference Between Good and Great Coaches

Good coaches have a philosophy and system to make their players fit in. Great coaches have an adaptable philosophy with different strategies and approaches depending on the players they have for this season. Coach K, one of the best coaches of all time in collegiate sport said, “my goal in the preseason is to get…

She Can’t Be Introduced Shortly, but Her Name is Dubravka Dačić

In this week’s blog post, we’re getting to know one of my dear friends Dubi. Her personality is who she is; her character depends on what and who she is surrounded by. While you wrap your head around that sentence, let’s dive into this interview.  She is born in Croatia, the country that breathes for basketball and fosters new basketball players…

“Leading With The Heart” with Coach Mike Krzyzewski

“Leading with the Heart” is one excellent guide to success that waves in sports, business, and life in one. This week’s blog post consists of my top tips from Coach K’s book, essentially a guide without reading the book. Every individual involved in basketball for the past 40 years knows who Coach K is. For…

The Things That Get In The Way

It is not about what we did but what we are doing and how we keep going forward. In this week’s blog post, we are tackling the things that “get in the way” of reaching our potential. So we all know how to work our mindset now. We know what we need to do to…

Fall In Love With The Journey

Fall in love with the journey, and the results will come as a side effect. How many times have we not heard this? Regardless, it is a fact so let’s take a deeper look into what that phrase means in this week’s blog post. Living the dream is: doing what you love, and if you…

The Gifts Of Imperfection (part.2) – Brene Brown

Since the last blog post could have become a novel, I decided to make a second part and highlight the takeaway points from this book in a separate blog post. As previously mentioned, Brene Brown is a researcher by heart and has dedicated most of her life to studying emotions. She is, without a doubt,…

The Gifts Of Imperfection – Brené Brown

Another book by the shame researcher Brené Brown is on this week’s menu. As we already know, Brown dedicated two decades to researching shame in her attempt to study happiness. Let’s jump into this week’s book review, “The Gifts Of Imperfection.” The book builds on how we should live a wholehearted life. Not be controlled…

This Is How Our Thoughts Impact Our Lifestyle

Our thoughts profoundly impact our moods, emotions, behavior, confidence, and even our health in some cases. We can all agree that “our emotions influence our behavior and decision-making.” Letting our emotions control our behaviors and decisions can help us sharpen our senses, but in most cases, we make irrational decisions. Decisions not based on reason…

Remove You Mental Block Like A Navy Seal

In this week’s blog post, we are talking about how climbing can help us overcome a mental block. We all have something we are afraid of, for example, an object, a feeling, or a sensation. I do not know the exact percentage of different phobias in the world but among the top ones is acrophobia…

The Journey Shaped Her – Milica Jovanovic

She’s not only one of my very dear friends; she is a professional basketball player, inspiring woman, faithful believer, student of psychology, and book lover, looking to get better and have a positive outlook on everything that life throws at her.  She has played for Montenegro since she was a teenager and represented them at…

Daring Greatly with Brene Brown

We live in a world dominated by the never enough feeling as we constantly are challenged to put ourselves in uncomfortable, vulnerable, and sometimes dangerous situations only to feel like we belong. This week’s blog post is on “how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead” ~ Brené Brown  Daring…

Whatever The Mind Can Believe, It Can Achieve

Napoleon Hill was an American author best known for his book Think and Grow Rich. Hill based his work on improving one’s life, and most of his books build on the principles of achieving success. Hence this week’s title, “Whatever your mind can Conceive and Believe, it can achieve.” Let’s dig deeper into this quote,…

You Are What You Believe You Are

As simple as that, we are what we think we are and what we think others believe about us. As an inspirational writer and student in the field of the human mind, I try to emphasize how our thoughts profoundly impact our moods, emotions, behavior, and confidence, in some cases even our health. In this…

What Does A Good Leader Look Like?

Everyone wants to be a leader by standing out, but what a true leader does, is show leadership by serving others in their surroundings and exalting themselves by uplifting others. Practicing what you preach Giving your very best makes your teammates better too. They have to think and act in ways they haven’t before. Besides,…