10/14/2021 Tip: Tying Your Shoes

Today’s Quote

“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”
~Jim Rohn


Today’s Tip

Not too long ago, I watched a documentary on John Wooden. One of the most interesting things I learned was that he started every basketball season with the same lesson. Specifically, he taught his players how to tie their shoes properly.

Some of his former players joked about this. Imagine, having some of the best 18-22 year old college basketball players learning how to tie their shoes properly. To most, that would seem unnecessary. 

But Wooden always believed that you need to get the basics right before you can do anything else (e.g., if a player developed blisters on their feet, they couldn’t play their best even if they were perfectly coached in every other aspect of the game).

Are there any basics that you should be teaching your current or new employees so they perform better? Oftentimes there are.


Today’s Resource

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Today’s Question: With what story did the tiny German-Language newspaper “Philadelphische Staatshote” scoop the world?

Previous Question: What was the Mayflower’s cargo before it was chartered to carry the pilgrims to America in 1620?

Previous Answer: Wine. 

Just prior to its Atlantic crossing, the Mayflower transported 153 tons and 16 hogsheads (39,564 gallons) of wine from Bordeaux to London.


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