William’s Blog

Wednesday Wisdom: Criticism & Praise

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom comes from Steve Jamison’s book “Wooden” and is a quote from Coach John Wooden: I took criticism from outsiders with a grain of salt. I told my players each year, “Fellows, you’re going to receive criticism. Some of it will be deserved and...

Wednesday Wisdom: The Art of Being Mentored

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is from the Breakfast with Fred email Blog and reviews the “The Art of Being Mentored” Great teachers want to find great students. With my mentors, I tried to be a good student. As I studied the process I recognized four key elements in...

Wednesday Wisdom: One Day At A Time

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is an anonymous piece of prose called “One Day At A Time” ONE DAY AT A TIME “There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.” “One of those days is Yesterday,...

Wednesday Wisdom: Leadership Characteristics

This week we learn from Coach John Wooden about the characteristics he believes make a good leader followed by my own thoughts. Coach Wooden shares this in an interview with Steve Churm for a 2005 edition of the OC Metro, where he was asked: What makes a good leader? ...

Wednesday Wisdom: H.A.P.P.Y.

Honesty: be brutally honest with yourself about your fears. Are you afraid of being criticized? Afraid of running out of time? Afraid that the result of a decision may not bring the right outcome? Afraid that you might lose time, friends, money…? Be ready to peel away...

Wednesday Wisdom: Language

Be careful how you speak to yourself. The language you use to speak to yourself internally plays a significant role in the outcomes you create. How? Brian Knight helps us map it out. If you can change your language you can change your mind. If you can change your mind...

Wednesday Wisdom: Quarters

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom comes from Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before and helps with not throwing a whole day away because of a bad morning/afternoon. Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking...