I am a Carolina Girl. Being from North Carolina comes with it's perks: Bojangles, Smithfield's BBQ, Cheerwine, the Outer Banks, a great song by Petey Pablo and of course, basketball. I never realized I was from "basketball country" until I moved to Georgia and someone started talking about football and I genuinely did not understand why they cared. The men in my family watched basketball all year long and so did I. Last Monday was a very important day in my house, March Madness was coming to an end. Although my team, Carolina, was already out of the running I was very excited about Villanova. I never really paid much attention to Villanova, but by the time I saw them play their second or third game I said to my little brother, Julian, "They are going to win." He shot back a comment that implied that I didn't really know what I was talking about. My eldest brother, Cameron, chimed in and said that Michigan was a better team and they were going to win. I knew Villanova was going to win it all. I was so confident that I was right that I did something I had never done before. I bet them both $3 that Villanova would win and instructed them to cash app me my money at the end of the game. Yep. I was talking Sh*t.
Honestly, I don't really know too much about basketball. I just watch enough to maintain a relationship with my brothers and to stay socially relevant. I am no expert.Still, I knew that Villanova was going to be the 2018 NCAA Division I Champions. I knew they would win because they had a really, really, really, good coach. It was a little of the "it takes one to know one" but I spotted Jay Wright a mile away. I could see the affect he had on his players. He knew his players strength's and weaknesses. Because he knew them as individuals, he was able to build a great team by providing an opportunity for each individual to utilize their superpowers for the benefit of the collective. He put them in the right positions so the team played well. Good coaching makes all the difference.
I am no basketball coach, but I am one hell of a life coach. With me on your team, you are sure to be a champion too. But remember, even though coaches help players win games, it is your game to play. Are you playing to win? Do you know your position in the game of life? Are you playing it well? Do you have the right people on your team? Are you training yourself with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual tools you need to realize yourself as the champion you are? I'd be honored to join your team as your coach. Together, you can win!
In coaching excellence,
Dr. Adrianne R. Pinkney,
Integrative Wellness and Life Coach