What’s Your Sports GPA?

If I ask any of the high school players I train what their school GPA is, they can immediately give me a number down to the tenth of a point. However, if I ask them the same question as it relates to basketball, I get a blank stare. So I ask them again, “If you … Continued

Total Recall

Our brain is probably the most complex organ in our body. Even though there are thousands of scientists and doctors who devote their lives to studying the brain, they still only understand a percentage of how it functions. One thing we do know is that our brains are responsible for storing our memories, like a … Continued

FUEL Your Mind

In this day and age, there are many different modes of transportation. We can rely on someone else to get us to our destination by taking an Uber or Lyft. Or, we can take control and drive ourselves on our journey. But do we know where we are going? And did we check the traffic … Continued

Think Trust

  Some things are easier in theory than reality.  For many people, one of those things is trusting their thoughts enough to take action.  And, sometimes, one of those things is knowing when NOT to trust their thoughts because they are causing inaction.  This is a precarious balance which takes time and practice to achieve. … Continued

Not Like This

Have you ever been in a situation where you said, “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”? Have you ever considered that you were exactly where you needed to be at that time? I believe everything in life comes down to timing and positioning, which is exactly how I teach my … Continued

Small Victories

I know many people will tell you, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Well, I say “Celebrate the small stuff.” We all need to take the time to celebrate our daily, small victories. And by this, I don’t necessarily mean that you rescued a small child from a tree or won the Superbowl. I mean celebrate … Continued

Survey Says

I think most people are familiar with the show Family Feud and the phrase “We surveyed 100 people…” While I love this game show, I have not always been enthralled with surveys. As a head coach for Breakthrough Basketball, the parents of players who attend each of my camps have the opportunity to rate me … Continued

Coaching It Forward

Maya Angelou once said, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” I remember the bliss I felt the day my college coach taught me an invaluable lesson; if you want to learn how to do anything well in life, teach … Continued

Do Vs Be

I am sure you meet numerous people while attending both professional and personal gatherings like I do.  I’m not sure about you, but I always feel compelled to immediately introduce myself in order to establish my friendliness.  Usually, within seconds of meeting someone for the first time, I get the automatic question, “So Charlie, what … Continued

Who are THEY?

We all have been guilty of what I’m about to share. After all, we are all flawed beings looking to become the best version of ourselves. So, please receive my message and do not return to sender.  I recently had a great discussion with Coach Norbert, the women’s head basketball coach from Dillard University. We … Continued