THE FOLLOW THE BALL BLOG

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignnone" width="762"] Tony Gonzalez, NFL Hall of Famer, plays a video game in his room on December 3, 2012 in Woodbridge, Virginia. Gonzalez spends about an hour each night playing video games. (Photo/Deeana Garcia)[/caption]   Let me be clear: I don’t play Fortnite. I barely...

In the movie, The Internship starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson two out-of-work, middle-aged sales professionals secure internships at a reasonably well-known technology company. Of course, hijinks ensue when these 40-ish year-old men have to keep up with the best and brightest college students ready...

I originally wrote this post for my Innovation Strategy course this quarter. My task was to evaluate whether my personal traits are conductive to being an entrepreneur. This was a very important assignment for me because I am intent upon building my own business and this...

I've received a vast array of e-mails this week from folks that I follow recapping their 2017. I never paid attention to how common this practice is until now. So, I thought about my year and whether it would be useful to look back at...

I recently attended my first sport psychology industry conference. I had a wonderful experience over the course of my three days in Orlando. I met a number of my JFK University sport psychology classmates and professors, as well as respected professionals in our field. A...

Two Saturdays ago, I was coaching my son's 3rd and 4th grade flag football team. I started the morning as my usual positive, enthusiastic self. I was much better prepared than week one. I was ready to get all of the kids touches. I was...

On Monday, September 18th, I will have anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_cervical_discectomy_and_fusion) to repair degenerative disc disease at three vertebral levels, C4 through C7. This was not a frivolous decision. I consulted with three well-respected surgeons in my area - two orthopedic...

The following is a blog post that I authored John F. Kennedy University's "student success" blog. It highlights my transition from a 19-year business consulting career to the Master's of Sport Psychology program at JFKU and a career as a high performance consultant. About three years...

I recently completed my first quarter as a student in John F. Kennedy University’s sport psychology program. My last time in a formal educational setting was 1999 when I sat in a brick-and-mortar classroom. For the last three months, I sat in a virtual classroom...