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Debra Russell’s Blog contains articles about creating and increasing a successful career as an athlete and as an entrepreneur.  With articles about business, finance, emotional intelligence, time management. What you need to know to thrive as an athlete and as an entrepreneur.

 


Adjusting Your Time Management for Change Part Four

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Media, Time Management | 0 comments

Adjusting Your Time Management for Change Part Four

In Adjusting Your Time Management for Change Parts One, Two and Three, we covered creating your schedule, your task management system and how to adapt your system. In this article, I show you how to set your priorities according to your values....

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Adjusting Your Time Management for Change – Part Three

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Media, Time Management | 0 comments

Adjusting Your Time Management for Change – Part Three

Debra Russell has an article featured on VIKTRE.com… In Adjusting Your Time Management for Change Parts One and Two, we covered creating your schedule and your task management system. In this article, I am going to show you how to adapt your system to accommodate major changes in your circumstances. Adapt Your System The scheduling system discussed in the first article has “adaptability to the variables of life” built into it. You take your master schedule and flip things around to accommodate the needs of the week. But how do you...

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Adjusting Your Time Management For Change Part Two

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Media, Time Management | 0 comments

Adjusting Your Time Management For Change Part Two

Debra Russell has an article featured on VIKTRE.com… In “Adjusting Your Time Management for Change – Part One,” I explained the concept of building a Master Schedule using time blocks by category. The premise was that you decide in advance how much time you’ll devote to each category per week and when that will happen. Then, you adjust the week’s schedule to reflect your master schedule by trading time slots, rather than just dropping things out. So, where does your task management fit inside of this system? In order to look at that, we...

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Adjusting Your Time Management For Change Part One

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Media | 0 comments

Adjusting Your Time Management For Change Part One

Debra Russell has an article featured on VIKTRE.com… As baseball continues its season and basketball and hockey are getting closer to wrapping up theirs, I’ve been thinking about how an athlete has to completely adjust their schedule with every seasonal change. When you enter preseason, during the season, postseason (with any luck!) and then in between the seasons – your availability, your schedule, your needs and your responsibilities completely change. For athletes, this happens at least 2-3 times per year! But it will also happen...

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Entrepreneurial Mindset vs. Employee Mindset

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Entrepreneurial Mindset | 0 comments

Entrepreneurial Mindset vs. Employee Mindset

As a professional athlete in a team sport, you are an employee. The IRS classifies you as an employee. Your team, coaches, agent and manager, all think of you as an employee.

And to them, you are.

But I recommend, strongly, that you think of yourself as the Business Owner, and an Entrepreneur. And you think of your life in sports as a Business, not a Job, not even a Career.

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Goals

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Quotes | 0 comments

Goals

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”


– Bo Jackson, baseball and football player. The only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports.

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Preparation

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Quotes | 0 comments

Preparation

“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”


“Bear” Bryant, College Football Player & 25-yr Head Coach, Alabama

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Self-Discipline

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Quotes | 0 comments

Self-Discipline

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.”


– Lou Holtz, the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games

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Persistence

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Quotes | 0 comments

Persistence

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement”


Matt Biondi — Swimmer, eleven-time Olympic medalist, former world record-holder in five events

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