Two ways to determine a successful day:
1) You learn at least one new thing
2) You help, mentor or teach at least one person.
Move the needle.
My parents caught the American Football bug when they cam over to watch me play. Fortunately for them the NFL plays two regular season games a year in London. Here is Sarah Keenan’s analysis of today’s Steelers vs. Vikings game and a look forward to the 49ers vs. the Jaguars.
"Just got back and a bit fed up with the Steelers. We cheered on the Steelers although it was the Vikings home game."
"The last minute was agonising and frustrating. I was not too impressed with how they protected the QB even though Roethlisberger is experienced he was sacked 6 times and threw at least 3 balls into nowhere. 4 losses in a row! Met two ladies from Pittsburgh who were resigned to it being a bum season. They are great baseball fans and the baseball team is doing better they said."
"We were up in the gods so you would not have seen us. I have two pristine Miami Viking flags which I refused to wave! They blow a horn when they have a 1st down, a field goal or a touchdown and they sing a silly country type song and run round with purple flags."
"I think it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars home game at the end of October. they will be munched by the 49ers."
I was very happy to accept the position of Manager of Athletic Marketing & Promotion at Notre Dame College (Ohio) today.
I have been at NDC for the past 10 months serving as an Athletic Administration intern and am very fortunate to get the opportunity to continue working at the school.
Moving to Cleveland in August last year I knew I needed to gain and embrace as many experiences as possible, I also knew that I needed to prove my worth and hopefully earn a position at Notre Dame College. Finally I needed to persuade someone that sponsoring a Visa application for me was a worthwhile escapade.
Shortly before I started at NDC I read the quote below and I have gone back to it over the year as a reminder as to why I was doing what I was doing.
Success is based on action. The more you volunteer, the more you get to act. Successful people step forward to create opportunities.
Additionally the combination of these two thoughts is very apt in what I attempted to achieve over the past year.
"I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience."
Via - Swiss Miss
Most designated geniuses didn’t get there because of some genetic predisposition, but rather a combination of hard work and relevant experiences. While luck will always play some role in our success, you don’t find luck by sitting on your ass. Rather, you find it by getting up and experiencing life as much as you can until it can’t help but find you.
Via - lifehacker
I am by no means a genius or tremendous but I am very lucky to have had these opportunities.
With all of these experiences I have met a lot of great people and I am grateful for the support, advice and help that they have provided me with along the way. I hope to continue to learn from these people, build relationships and say thank you more and more.
Now it is time to deliver, empower others and to lead from within
via - Jeremy Waite
I am looking forward to the challenge ahead and the experiences along the way.
Yesterday was a big day in the world of College Athletics with many schools making moves from one conference to another.
Matt Norlander at CBSSports.com did a good job summarizing the moves in his piece - New teams in new leagues: Conference realignment is here.
Amongst the fanfare and general news stories across the nation there was some quality marketing and media produced. Here are some the highlights;
Great video and what’s best is that it was produced by Butler University sophomore Tim Valentine, who is majoring in digital media production major.
@theACC not only has a new website but also 3 new members this year; @FightingIrish (all sports but football), @PittAthletics and @Cuse (for now - see “Stanford and Syracuse announce first college athletic trade" for the future of @SUAthletics). Additionally @UofLsports will join the ACC next year. The ACC took over New York yesterday with #ACCtakesNYC, with schools mascots going crazy all over the city, photos here.
— Marco Born (@MarcoBornMTSU)
The @PatriotLeague was equally innovative in their marketing with Patriot League Day being declared in Boston and Baltimore.
— Patriot League (@PatriotLeague)
It was not just Division 1 schools that were realigning yesterday though. On a personal note it was a somber day as the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) dissolved after 89 years of competition. I played in the conference for @fsufalcons and represented the conference on NCAA Division II National SAAC. The majority of the schools from the WVIAC will move to the newly formed Mountain East Conference.
— Fearless the Falcon (@thefalconflock)
Looking forward to 07/01/14 when there will be no doubt be more conference realignment and also some great new digital content.