TOP FIVE OTHER REASONS KIDS QUIT…

Top five OTHER reasons kids quit competitive sports and why adults may quit their jobs.

Top reasons why kids between the ages of 10 and 16 or so may quit playing for a local sports team are very similar many times, to why adults may quit where they work. We are all aware of the traditional answers to this decision by kids and adults to quit. Over active parents/bosses, feeling of never doing enough to please the coach/manager, and developing other interests.

The list below contains 5 additional reasons you may have not thought of and should as to why Kids will leave team sports and adults will quit a job with little or no warning.

TOP FIVE REASONS KIDS QUIT COMPETATIVE SPORTS

  1. Repetition without a constant explanation of significance: Drive past any soccer or football fiend, hockey rink or baseball diamond during the week at around 6:30 PM and you will see kids standing in line, doing the same drills over and over. We are aware that in theory practice makes perfect. But in fact, practice without a constant reminder as to why the drill is being done, the tangible benefits of it, and the constant reminder to run the drill at a certain pace leads to boredom and disinterest. Chat between the teammates develop and off we go into the world of distraction or worse. I have used the example of kids at a sports practice, but the same can be said regarding the obligatory weekly meetings you have with the employees who work for you.
  2. You as the coach or leader look disinterested in the meeting or practice as well: If you, as the leader, look disinterested or look like you are giving your employees or sports team busy work, they will soon pick up on this and respond in kind. Do not waste time with busy work. Your players or employees, if not stimulated will go else where. If the drills are put in place to start your practice and your team sees you as the leader chatting it up with some soccer mom or dad, they will respond in kind. The same can be said for the trainer at your corporate place of business. Ask an employee to do a task, but be seen playing with your Facebook account or “talking” to your boss, you send a direct signal to the employees about how much you value what you are asking them to do.
  3. Inconsistent Consistency: This goes far beyond practice what you preach as a leader. This goes to a steady stream of giving playing time to the player who is always late, while you bench other players for the same ‘crime’. Is this any different than the leader who continues to allow an employee to constantly miss meetings while other employees are “written up” for the same offense? Hard working players or employees who are really good at what they do, will see this and take measure to the credibility they now put in you as a leader or coach. Be aware of this practice It can be a green light to your players or employees leaving.
  4. Hubris by you: We all think we know best, we also most of us anyway, know we need to learn more. The problem is many times we forget that we should always be learning and looking for new ways to do things. This does not mean we deviate from what has made us successful, but rather we use those attributes as our foundation but build upon it. The I know better approach can to an employee or child on a sports team, quickly become a statement that sounds less like a resume of success and more like Al Bundy telling stories of high school fame. Quickly the young player or your employee may think to themselves, “Who cares.” They no longer find you interesting and look to other points of interest.
  5. Forgetting the middle: In my over 20 years in the corporate world, and my years as a division one softball and division three football coach in College, I have seen this regrettable mistake over and over. The coach or Manager, who devises a plan to maximize their top performer rather than developing an approach where learning and results from all can be fostered. Or the leader or coach who wants to show the world, how she or he can get results out of a certain player or employee that no one else could for what ever reason, that they ignore most of the needs of the team as a whole. The players and employees who show up on time, play with sprained ankles or come in to work every day even when they are less than 100% are the ones who silently work hard for you , and they some times are ignored or taken for granted. Remember, they do not quit a team as the title of this essay would lead you to believe. The truth is, when they see you have no benefit to them, THEY QUIT YOU!
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Darren points out why kids quit sports. He also notices that there are similarities with employees who quit jobs.

Written By: Darren Redmond


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UFO PICTURES PAST TENSE

UFO PICTURES PAST TENSE

When it comes to how long photographs have been taken since the invention of the camera in the 1880’s that utilized a plate and ultimately a film result, how many times have UFO pictures been taken in past tense?

Camera snapshots have not only revealed unique or extraordinary, unexplained results, could they have been manipulated, changed, or altered to create such renditions over the years? A friend, fellow enthusiast and now a casual researcher to understand what is going on, Michael Gerlach and I have collaborated to help understand why there is so much interest in UFO phenomena regarding older photos. Like this author, he has also viewed UFO activity and cannot be swayed that what he saw is explained away by so many different excuses from official organizations. Around the world, there is an incredible interest in UFO phenomena, yet it is difficult for many to know what pictures are original and what has been tampered with. The point of this article is not to determine what is real or what is not; it is to point out that such pictures exist since cameras have been in use. That being said, let us move forward.

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Please view some older photos from the United States and other countries from sources not of the United States that have released and been circulating the following pictures of unidentified flying objects:

 

As a short answer, throughout history there have been so many incidents of unexplained activity. Further, in recent times, more people are coming forward to claim sightings of what has been stated as unidentified, by whatever means, and are still unexplained. To this end, we must keep our minds open to the fact that not only are we not alone, not only have we been visited by other races of beings over the millennium or by those who would like to say hello, yet knowing it would be catastrophic for us if they did, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to do so. In my opinion, they do. When one stops to think about the entire reality of the lives in which we live, how can we not want to be a part of such an incredible future that could exist by meeting others who are more advanced? Well, this is certainly being debated in scientific circles with some in agreement and others who are not. There are those who even claim that such a meeting would be catastrophic for mankind. Historical evidence does point to what happens when a more advanced society encounters a less-advanced society.The results of such a meeting has been either, being conquered, destroyed, or absorbed into the fabric of the more advanced society. Co-existence has not been a viable option in most all cases.

There is no reason nor supposition why any of us would ever want our future progeny to even want to enter this world based on fear, war, oppression, hunger, despair, injury, or death, yet, this is the world, at present, it is how so many live. Unless we can properly manage the society of man on earth to rise above such negative events, we will not be enjoying a bright future. My opinion, however, is we will, with or without help from beings from elsewhere. Everything good starts with a first step in a good direction.

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