My favorite question to ECMM guests is...
"WHAT MAKES A GREAT COACH?
Although there are lots of fine answers, OBSESSED is at the top of my list.
I cannot think of any champions (of anything) that matters who were not obsessed.
"IF YOU ARE BATTING .1000, YOU ARE HITTING IN THE LITTLE LEAGUES." Warren Buffett
Every high school and college coach reading this knows you are not competing in the little leagues. Your scores are in the paper, or at least they used to be; now they are online. You know what I mean, your team scores will be known by the public!
Are you obsessed with being an elite coach?
Is your IE > EE?
Are your INTERNAL EXPECTATIONS greater than the EXTERNAL EXPECTATIONS?
This means when you expect more of yourself than the usual standard; you are on your way to being elite.
When you are internally obsessed with getting better by reading, listening to a podcast in your car (Auto University), and watching the greats of your sport conduct clinics on youtube (Youtube University), you are DOING MORE THAN 99% of other coaches. So when you are doing more than your A.D. or head coach requires, your IE>EE.
It's the same for our players. Tell them about this formula and explain it's about their mindset and effort, "when your work harder than I ask you to work, when you show up early or workout on your own, you are on your way to being special!"
Do you want to be an exceptional coach or live on the mountain of average? Do you have an internal drive to live at the top of the mountain?
Where did I learn this formula?
At auto 'U'. I have a 20-minute commute and I am going to use this time to get better.
I listen to Dr. Rob Gilbert's Success Hotline (a three-minute motivational recording) every day because my IE is greater than EE.