How to increase engagement on your Facebook page with mentor Maria Peagler by doing deliberate practice designed by this award-winning trainer.
I think talent is dramatically overrated. If we define it narrowly as skill or knowledge or application of those, then much of it can be taught
Allow me to share a specific example.
After having coached High School Girls Basketball for almost a decade, I can say that we rarely see someone so talented with ability that we're just blown away. It happens that one girl might come along that fits that model every 4-5 years.
The reality is that we bring in a lot of girls with average and mediocre basketball skills. We turn them into rockstars over a 5 year period - how do we do this? Through intensive practice around something they love to do.
We've also noticed that the very best exhibit a few key traits that allow them to not only bypass their peers, but stand above the crowd.
These traits are initiative, which we might characterize as proactivty, doing more than they are asked to do, going above and beyond expectations, anticipating what needs to be done.
Another is an execution or task/goal orientation - it's not the process or activity they like - it's the gratification of finishing, completing, scoring, or winning.
Finally, leadership - the abilityt o both subordinate their own ego and needs for the greater good of the team, making their teammates look great, and leading by example in terms of their own personal work ethic, determination, and focus.
The girls that come to our doorstep with these 3 traits, and the ones that prove to be adaptable to embedding these traits in their daily habits - combined with "dilberate practice" turn out to be outstanding student-athletes.