"I gotta see your eyes, guys."
I know it's circulating like the flu in February, but if you haven't seen the clip featuring the Rhode Island Little League Coach Dave Belisle (or, like me, you want to see it again and again), then spend a few seconds with him here. You don't need to know the story line...just watch.
Obviously I'm a sucker for stories like this because my chosen profession is captured by Dave so very well: motivation, inspiration...and honesty. He had me at "I gotta see your eyes, guys." His respect and love for these young boys is so beautiful, it reminds me I could squeeze a little more of that Little League Coach in me when dealing with...ummm, little league boys?? (Hmmm, that didn't come off right...JUST WATCTH THE CLIP!)
8/20/2014 01:57:08 pm
as a coach in multiple sports, I LOVED seeing this. Great stuff.
8/20/2014 03:48:34 pm
Michael sums up so much by simply suggesting to watch this amazing speech and video. As a disciple of the great John Wooden, he has always instilled in me, and everyone he has coached, the pride and desire to achieve things in life beyond what anyone ever thought they could. Hard, smart work and smart, strategic, human interaction are the spirit of who Michael is, and I was fortunate enough to benefit and learn from his coaching and friendship over 10+ years.
9/2/2014 12:04:06 pm
I have coached Little League and this brought a tear to my eye. Not because it's a great and inspiring speech -- which it is -- but because the essential humanity of it, the placing of value where value truly lies, is a fight these kids will have to fight their entire lives. Priorities are so frequently misplaced in this culture, or things that seem important are prioritized over things that are actually important. Which is why, even in this incredibly competitive industry, I so respect your mantra that I've seen you work to instill in sales teams: Persevere and be human. This coach's video makes complete sense on your site. Thanks for posting.
9/4/2014 02:30:50 am
Wow - very inspirational. Thanks for sharing that. What a phenomenal opportunity those boys had being coached by someone like him who taught them about perserverance, integrity, sportsmanship and pride.
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