Regardless of title, bank balance or age, each individual has the ability to be a force for good. One person can make a difference. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” (From Success Magazine)

Is it good enough to be great at your sport or job?

Or is part of greatness making a difference in the world, being a role model or inspiring others?

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to be the best in the world, as long as you are being the best FOR the world.

Go all out. Lead by example.

Start today.


This message is especially dedicated to the great Janie Hermann.

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for…the TEDx Conference in Princeton, NJ.

If you don’t know about my favorite resource check it out here.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Every year the TED conference in California has a line-up of some of the most amazing speakers and thought-leaders in the world and the videos are on the TED website.

Now, all over the world, there are TEDx (Independently run) events and I was thrilled to hear one was coming to Princeton. I could not pass up this opportunity, especially since it increases my chances of speaking at a future TEDx event.

Culture and Community is the theme for this year’s event and there will be a great lineup of speakers and attendees.

This topic is an important one for me because I have been in this tennis community for nearly my whole life and have experienced people from all different cultures. But to me, it’s not about tennis. It’s not about creating great players. It’s about creating great people who can perform under pressure, set goals, have confidence, enjoy the process and overcome adversity.

There will be some great leaders at the event today but they won’t be there to attract new followers, they will be there to attract new leaders.