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Nick Saban - The Process and Shane Battier | Circle-Up

1 - Nick Saban | The Process

2 - Shane Battier | What It's Like Playing for Coach K

3 - Shane Battier | What Makes Pros Different

Nick Saban | The Process

In the video below, Nick Saban talks about The Process and how important it is to be consistent in what you do to get the results you want. He also quotes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr when he said, "If you are going to be a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper you can be. Sweep the streets like Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Let them put a sign up right here that says, “The best street sweeper in the world lives right here.”


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What is the one thing that you want to do better than anyone else in the world?

Shane Battier | Knuckleheads Podcast

Shane Battier was an All-American who helped Duke win a National Championship in 2011 as the National Player of the Year. He was recently on the Knuckleheads podcast where he talked about playing high school at Country Day School in Michigan after Chris Webber, why he chose Duke over Michigan State and North Carolina how he had to compete to play at Duke, and his time in the NBA and beyond.

You can watch the video here:

What It's Like Playing for Coach K

At the 14:10 mark, Shane said Coach K knew what button to push. If someone needed a kick in the ass every day, they got a kick in the ass. Some guys needed a hug, and he would give them a hug. Shane said, "My button was being an unbelievable competitor. I had people promise me minutes, and shots, and playing time, and all that other stuff, but Coach K said I'm not going to promise you minutes, playing time, or anything else except the opportunity to earn playing time every day in practice, and if you are good enough, you will play."


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What is the button your coach needs to press to get you to perform to the best of your ability?

3 - Would you want someone to promise you playing time, or the opportunity to prove yourself?

What Makes Pros Different

At the 15:55 mark, Shane said the thing that makes pros different is their irrational confidence. At Duke, everyone thinks that they are Grant Hill and going to have a great career. That belief makes you good, but it's also the belief that sometimes doesn't let you see yourself for who you are. He said he knew who he was - no one was going to outthink him, outwork him, and when his time would come, it would come.


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Do you know who you are? What do you bring that no one else can bring?

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