I can practically guarantee new levels of success for you this weekend! – SCN Encourager

Just pick up THIS magazine at your favorite newsstand!

Coach KTrust me.

You won’t regret it.

Especially as you firm up your “mindset” for the new school year.

Now, I realize you probably can’t imagine any plausible connection to me and SUCCESS magazine any more than Cindy could imagine me connected to Family Handyman, but play along with my delusion here, just this once.

SUCCESS magazine carries the tagline What Achievers Read.

And in our case (AKA you and me) the tagline could just as easily be What Achievers Who Prepare Our Future Achievers Read.

With this month’s edition focusing on coaching and coaches from front to back, I was stunned to discover how relevant ALL of the articles and sidebar snippets were to WHAT WE DO in our schools.

I challenge you to spend more than 5 minutes with this magazine sometime and tell me I’m wrong.

No kidding.

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 9.17.51 PMI’ll bet you’ll actually want to join in my campaign to remove the school signs that say “classroom” and replace them with ones that read “training room.”

You and every school communicator will be moved in some way by the fascinating profile of Coach K.

This in-depth story is sandwiched in-between articles about a youth baseball league coach (handling difficult parents), coaches who strive everyday to build up the confidence of disavantaged teens, and a dedicated life coach who’s passionate about making a difference with convicted criminals (and no, he has nothing to do with the NFL).

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 9.45.00 PMThere’s even a feature about nearly everyone’s first coach – mom!

That article in particular brought back a lot of memories for me.

It made me wish that my mom ran things more like Coach K.

He coached up skills, teamwork, and character with a whistle and clipboard in hand.

My mom took a more minimalist approach to coaching my brothers and me.

All she needed was her wooden spoon within reach.



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