“The secret is…there is no secret. If you exceed expectations, you can do anything.”
-MELISSA SAPIO, 4.0 graduate of Montclair State University

Yesterday was my first day at the new Monroe Sports Center. I use the great Melissa Sapio’s philosophy in my teaching. I try to do just a little bit more than is expected.

Most students just want the A.
Most athletes just want the trophy.
Most professionals just want the paycheck.

But the great ones, strive for constant improvement.

They exceed expectations.

When I’m teaching, I like to think that I transfer energy to my students. I make sure I’m vocal and use a lot of body language. I use positive reinforcement/coaching.

Yesterday I was teaching the great Mike DeBlase, former #1 singles player for Steinert High School. While I was teaching, a gentleman was watching from the window.

I assume he liked what he saw because after a few moments, he walked out on the court and requested weekly hour and a half private lessons for his sons who were ranked in NJ.

I didn’t know who he was, but he could tell that I was “into” teaching and exceeding expectations.

It’s all about excellence in the moment.

Give your best and people will notice.

If you do more than you’re paid to do, eventually you will get paid for more than you do.

Thanks for reading.

Free peak performance workshop today at 6pm at the Monroe Sports Center.

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