Players get better after their coach gets better.

Students get better after their teacher gets better.

Employees get better after their manager gets better.

Many coaches, teachers and managers wonder why their players, students and employees are not getting optimal results.

But it’s not about the players, students or employees.

It’s about the coaches, teachers and managers.

So what can you do?

1. Lead by example. Others will follow.
2. Show your passion. It will be contagious.
3. Respect EVERYONE. We are all equal.
4. Strive for constant improvement. We can always improve our craft.
5. Develop a TEAM-first mentality. The great ones know individual goals come second.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Zuki in Jamaica.

I spent some time today with Zuki, the local tennis pro at Sandals, Montego Bay. Zuki used to play on the pro tour and has been the resident pro for seven years. I asked Zuki what he felt were the top keys to peak performance as a tennis pro at Sandals. Here’s what he had to say…

1. Patience
2. Be a motivator
3. Creativity

If you are any type of teacher, follow these three principles and you will stand out from the crowd.

Tomorrow’s message from NJ…

Thanks for reading.