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I know God will give you someone that pushes you for 10 more. #10more
I would love for you to read about my someone, Andy Anderson.  “Andy Wouldn’t Let Me” available in paperback and e-reader!

Two unlikely worlds collided at midfield.
Seniors on the same football team, Andy and Bryan barely knew one another before the season’s opening kick-off. But they would soon come to know each other in a way neither could have predicted, the common thread that first bonded them together: rehab sessions. Bryan’s was with his knee, and Andy’s with chemotherapy.
Andy Anderson’s unassuming physical talents were not in God’s recipe for him to excel in football, as God had bigger plans for Andy to inspire those around him for a more powerful purpose.

 

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To: ___ From: You

TO: _______

FROM:  You

I have always been fascinated with the feeling one experiences giving a gift vs. receiving a gift.
As a child I remember wanting gifts, and of course I remember receiving gifts… some I wanted. other’s maybe not so much, but it was still exciting to receive them!
As I began writing this blog post today I got excited?
Why?
Because I challenged myself to recall my earliest grand memory of giving.
The first memory that came to me was the Turkey Hand trace/drawing for Thanksgiving to my parents… but, I continued the to search for the first memory of a gift I gave that was my idea.
Boom!  It blossomed in my mind and heart like yesterday! I remembered shopping for Mother’s and Father’s Day’s.
In particular I remember wanting to get my dad something for Father’s Day.  So, I began to want to give, and want to give something perfect for him, but way too young to drive, and long before Amazon. 🙂
Our family dogs have always been English Bulldogs.
I remember my mom driving by the Mack Truck dealer or office or?  All I know is it had Mack Truck on the front of the building and I knew Mack Truck’s logo was an English Bulldog.
So, I begged her to take me there cause I just knew they would have something I could get my dad for Father’s day.
Well.. we came home with a belt buckle and I am not even sure they sold them, but somehow my mom and I got one from someone there.
I gave this to my dad with great excitement and enthusiasm!
I am certain he never wore it, but GIVING this gift was awesome for me.  It really taught me the LOVE for giving.
(and I loved my mom for going the extra mile for me… her way of giving)

GIVE!
Give a little.
Give a lot.
Give stupid.
Give smart.
Give often.

Don’t think this blog is about Money… it’s about GivingRemember my mom driving me?

Food for thought;

Dr. Jorge Moll of the National Institutes of Health found that when a research subject was encouraged to think of giving money to a charity, parts of the brain lit up that are normally associated with pleasures like eating or physical intimacy.

So… Give

TO: _____

From: YOU

#coachbk

Not because you must, but because you are willing.

 

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The Bench

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

 

Who wants to sit on the bench?
Who wants their friend’s, peer’s, parent’s to come to a game and find them sitting on the bench?
Moreover; who wants to put in all the work, lift the weight’s, practice, train, put on weight, take off weight, starve, run, sprint, hit, or put in hours studying tape (of the next opponent to imitate) … to sit on the bench?
Who wants to seldom play, random play, or never play?

Chalk Talkies … Scoot up and listen up.
The Bench is full of awesome, courageous, selfless, humble, and rightly motivated TEAMMATES!
Should you be a starter? Don’t dare make the mistake of not seeing the value, dedication and sacrifice given without credit or glory from those sitting The Bench.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 29:23
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Take some time to recognize and thank your bench!
Pay attention to what I am saying; Always Humble yourselves… The Bench humble themselves Every Day!
Make it a point to let them know who much you need and appreciate them.
Huddle around them… and get a clap going! A chant! A cheer!  Lift them up! Make them feel like champion’s!!!
Do not let your pride think you are better then they are!
Do not let your pride excuse someone as ‘not mattering’.
Do not ever demean them!
Do not let your pride look down upon their ability or lack of!
Do not let your pride think of yourself ‘better’ then them!
Hope they challenge you.
Hope they push you.
Hope they want to play as bad as you do.
Hope they keep you on your toes.
Be thankful they are willing to go up against you perhaps knowing they are going to get their butt kicked or maybe embarrassed.
Be thankful they are willing to get ZERO glory.
Be thankful they are your Teammates.
Fight for them.
Take up for them.
Brag on them.
Lift them up.
Thank them!
Being wise is to be humble and realize your need for a strong, dedicated, loyal, hard working, motivated, challenging Bench.
Keep in mind; there might be many times in life, off the court and field, when you find yourself sitting The Bench.

Be humble either way and know; God love’s The Bench!

I humbly invite you to read my book; Andy Wouldn’t Let Me, to learn about the greatest Bench Player I ever knew. E-Reader or Paperback.

#Coachbk also recommends the Book of Proverbs as a solid instructional manual for anything you will or might encounter in Life.

Not because you must, but because you are willing.
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TWO TREES

 

There are so many analogies rooted in trees.
The Bible alone talks about the Tree of Life 10 times.
We use the tree for a wide range of things both in analogies and realities; climbing, fire wood, paper, shade, landmarks, rope swings, postcards, framing houses, log cabins, fruit, and on and on.
Me?
Any of my close friends would tell you that I love trees!  I don’t think I have ever hugged one (another analogy) but, I have sat under many believing what I have read about the Native American Indian’s belief that sitting under the oldest tree in the forest will bring you the greatest wisdom.
(I love the book “The Education of Little Tree”)
I have been blessed to see the fall colors of Maple’s and Oak’s in the Tennessee hills and mountains growing up… and now seeing the Palm Tree’s on the beach.
One of my favorite places we toured (The Garth Brooks World Tour) was Sacramento, California, which has the largest tree canopy in the US and third-largest in the world!
40 Acres covering 12 city blocks and containing vegetation from nearly every ‘corner’ of the globe!

Okay Okay.  To the Chalk Talk point.

Two Trees
Scoot up and listen up.
Let’s just focus on the two trees that can be found anywhere.

The Reality Tree & The Dream Tree.
The two most important trees ever.
One grows no matter what; That being the Reality Tree.
The Dream Tree is very very different.  It takes a lot more care, tending, planning… and time.  But… The Dream Tree is worth it all!

The little chalk talk secret here is this;
Use the reality tree (the one that grows on it’s own)  to support your dream tree.
How does one do that?
Climb the reality tree. Climb it. Don’t watch it grow.  GROW WITH IT!
And as you climb, you will dream!
Your focus on grabbing each and every branch will merge with new thoughts turning to dreams;
I wonder if there is another way to get up this tree”? “I bet if I did this, or tried this, or I wonder if, maybe if I“?
This causes you to occasionally to look down at the dream tree you planted…  and low and behold… you can see a dream sprout!
It excites you and motivates you!
You watch it grow and grow!
You don’t forget it, in fact you think of it more while you still are holding to the Reality Tree.
You do not abandon it, reject or neglect it.
You believe in it due to seeing it grow as you continue to WORK climbing the reality tree. Slowly..  but surely your dream starts to grow!  And, soon it’s branches are reaching over nearer your reality tree’s branches! They touch and intertwine.
Your dream becomes big enough and strong enough to let go your grip and jump from the branch of your reality tree grabbing hold a branch from your dream tree and it grows as you climb!

While climbing your dream tree, make sure to pay attention to your reality tree, notice it’s branches growing near your dream tree, reaching across keeping pace in size and strength.
Recognize this as the support your dream tree needs to continue to grow.
Your reality tree will forever be strong and solid, there is no changing your reality tree.  That’s okay.  That’s healthy. Use it!
At times you will need to jump back to the branches of your reality tree.  And times you cannot afford to let go, keep climbing.
You will need the solid feel and support from it’s truth and roots.
While there, tend to your dream tree.  Grow it, stronger and stronger.
Then… you guessed it; Jump back over on your dream tree and CLIMB once again!
Back and forth, back and forth.

This is a sure Chalk Talk way to get to the top of your dreams! And that is reality.

Climb!

#coachbk

Not because you must, but because you are willing.

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Eat Twice a Day

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Alright scoot up and listen up.

As athletes we need to pay extra attention to what we eat.
We get very specific about how we fuel and re-fuel our bodies.  We base our nutrition according to what type of things we do daily per our sport, position, or event.  We need all the help we can get, right?

And, for those of you who follow the Chalk Talk Blog and Podcast, you are well aware that we are not only concerned about our on the field or court performance, we believe that our off the field and court LIFE greatly effects ALL Win’s and Losses.

No one here is claiming to be a sports nutritionist, but strongly believe, as well as recommend, that we at least eat Twice a Day!

Once for the belly.
Once for the soul.

Feed that belly!  YES!
Plenty of resources for feeding the athlete’s belly;
General good stuff here!

Feed the soul.  You Bet!
Plenty of resources for feeding the soul;

Book of Proverbs
Jesus Calling (get the app for your phone)
The Athlete’s Devotional
FCA- Life Trainer App
Chalk Talk Vol. 1
The Chalk Talk Blog
The Chalk Talk Podcast

The dinner bell rings for both the belly and the soul.
“Come and Get it”!
RUN!

#coachbk

Not because you must, but because you are willing.

 

 

 

 

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Use It


Bring it in… scoot up and pay attention.
See this dude here… the one holding the umbrella?
Let’s talk about him and the obvious things we see about his condition and situation;

1.  It’s obvious it’s raining.
As a matter of fact, we could say it’s pouring.

2. We can also note that this guy is prepared… right?
This person has obviously been given a gift, a tool.. therefore this qualifies him as gifted. He has an Umbrella!

Okay. Still, there’s obviously something very wrong with this picture?

1. We’ve established that this person has the wherewithal to be prepared.
2. They even have the ability to recognize potential obstacle’s.
3. They have been given a gift that is specific and perfect for this situation.

The Chalk Talk Board Point;
This person is not using their GIFT to it’s best or strongest potential!

Everyone needs to realize that we ALL have been given a gift!
And… if we do not use this gift and use it in the right / best way, (just like this guy on the Chalk Talk Board)  what good is it?

Pay attention to what has been given to you and how to use it, or you will find yourself under a dark cloud wondering why it seems to be raining on you as you stand holding an umbrella getting soaked and wet.
Do you know what your gift is or your gifts are?
Do you know what it is but you are not sure you are using it the right way, in the best way, for the right purpose?

Get Coached.

Get the most out of your gift, and see what happens!

#coachbk

Not because you must, but because you are willing.

1 Corinthians 12: 14-27

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