Build Your Game-The Mall Part 4

Written by Rodney Johnson on Monday, December 03, 2012 | Category: Sports

Build Your Game-The Mall Part 4
My hour at the mall found me leaving Sports Authority and heading to Champs. They had a BIG, BOLD TRINSPIRATION™ phrase on their front window—“Build Your Game.” Building your game and playing the game you set out to play seems interchangeable to me. Therefore, I’m including “Week 40” from my book, Recognize Your Significance, “Play Your Game.” By the way, when I wrote this TRINSPIRATION, my nephew really was in high school. Now he has graduated from Creighton University and has played professional basketball for four seasons in Germany. I’m ready for Golden State, the Clippers, or the Spurs to bring him back to the US and play in the NBA. Be on the lookout for Dane Watts.

 

Set the Pace-The Mall Part 3

Written by Rodney Johnson on Friday, November 30, 2012 | Category: Sports

Set the Pace-The Mall Part 3
As I continued to meander around the store, I saw Peyton Manning’s mug on a poster, surrounded by a group of children, with the TRINSPIRATION™ phrase, “Set the Pace.” As I mentioned in my post, “Build Your Arsenal,” all of these sports TRINSPIRATIONs will “preach.” The fact that they were advertising the Reebok Ziglite’s children’s shoe only reinforced the slogan, “Set the Pace.” Children have a tendency to start out too fast in races and become winded and many times don’t finish what they have started. This is not limited to athletic contests either. Haven’t we all made lofty New Year’s resolutions to lose those 20 pounds or learn to speak Spanish, only to run out of steam because we started too fast and didn’t set a realistic pace?

Take Every Advantage-The Mall Part 2

Written by Rodney Johnson on Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Category: Sports

Take Every Advantage-The Mall Part 2
In my scouring out the sporting goods stores at the mall, I noticed Nike’s poster with Erica Moore whose TRINSPIRATION™ was “Take Every Advantage.” My first thought was Is this something that I want to communicate to my children? The reason I thought that is somehow it almost sounded unfair. However, upon further contemplation, I realized that Nike was not advocating taking advantage of other people but to use every opportunity to your advantage that comes along.

Build Your Arsenal-The Mall Part 1

Written by Rodney Johnson on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Category: Sports

Build Your Arsenal-The Mall Part 1

Last month, I had an hour to fill while my cell phone was being repaired, so I decided to peruse the mall. The first store I walked into was Sports Authority and immediately I began to notice TRINSPIRATION™ phrases on three posters scattered around the store. The first one was “Build Your Arsenal” and featured sprinter, Marshevet Myers, as a model/spokesperson for Adidas.

Know The Rules

Written by Rodney Johnson on Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Category: General

 Know The Rules

I gave a TRINSPIRATION™ themed speech at a recent Toastmasters Club meeting entitled “Know the Rules.”  In that speech, I told the audience what the rules are for a 3-word phrase to qualify to be a TRINSPIRATION™.

Rule #1: First and foremost, it is a complete sentence in which the subject “You” is understood.  Mrs. Lucia Orr, my 6th grade English teacher, taught me this is an “imperative” sentence, when the subject of the sentence is implied to be “You” even though it is not written out. And an imperative sentence is also a command. That’s what a TRINSPIRATION™ is—a mini-command or exhortation to get us to take some positive step on a daily basis.

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If there is a secret to success, it just might be little things done well.
John Wooden

On page 90-91 of Recognize Your Significance "Play Your Game"

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