My father has been in the hospital since August.  While visiting him, I've been moved by how many people in the hospital are alone.  I've also thought about the many people who live life alone who are in the hospital as well as the many...

Rafa Nadal is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players ever. He has been ranked #1 in the world for 209 weeks and has won 22 Grand Slams titles. His net worth is estimated to be over $200 million. Rafa spent the past year out...

Bill Porter is the winningest high school tennis coach in South Carolina history. I coached his daughter, Kayce, in junior tennis and his son, Lee, in junior tennis and at Wofford. At Wofford, Lee was an outstanding player who played at the top of our...

Have you ever met someone who is genuinely thankful all of the time? What is it about these people? Research indicates that gratitude and thankfulness are SKILLS. By definition, skills can be learned instead of talents or gifts, typically considered traits we are born with. Like anything,...

I recently attended Kyle and Lida's wedding in Maiden, NC, in what was once the Providence Cotton Mill. The venue, a 150-year-old secluded cotton mill, was a fantastic site for a wedding. The caterers carefully prepared the food, and the service went off without a...

Most of us have played the role of a dark horse at some point. I love this phrase and believe in the power of being a dark horse with all my heart. However, I’ve never liked the term underdog. Dark horse VS. underdog? What’s the...

What we invite or permit to occupy space in our heads matters. Whether intelligent, athletic, creative, or funny, great traits are nothing without the fuel to act. In other words, motivation is important. In my years of coaching, I’ve seen many motivated people conquer incredible things. However,...