first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks general manager Doug Wilson expects this weekend’s NHL Draft to be anything but routine.Especially considering the amount of chatter that’s gone on between league executives over the last several weeks.“There’s been more conversation, more communication between GMs in the last month, than maybe ever since I’ve been a GM,” said Wilson, who started his current job in 2003. “There’s parity in this league, so everybody’s looking for that bit of difference on their team.”On …last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Despite the gloomy and cold weather Equine Affaire drew crowds to the Ohio Expo Center. There was plenty of shopping, demonstrations and learning opportunities, but my favorite part of the event was seeing the draft and miniature six-horse hitches.Watching horses around the 18-hand height and horses just more than 30 inches performing similar maneuvers during the Fantasia show was quite an experience. Of course, I already have a pre-existing love for draft and miniature horses and driving so that probably encouraged me to choose these hitches as my favorite part of the performance.I have spent some time watching both of the men prepare their hitches and drive them and it is clear they are both talented drivers with talented horses. It was very fun to see such opposites in sizes perform a discipline that I enjoy so much.A thank you goes out to all the equine performers, demonstrators, etc. that shared their horses with the rest of us at the Ohio Equine Affaire.last_img read more

first_imgZig Ziglar said: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” It’s a classic line from a legendary speaker. If I had to guess the cause of Zig’s zinger, my money would be that it was his retort to a challenge from a skeptical audience member. I want to take a slightly different view here to make a point.Motivation and inspiration are different. External forces, like speakers, books, audio programs, conferences, and other types of content can inspire you. That inspiration may light a spark inside of you, motivating you to start pursuing something you hadn’t before pursued. It might also inspire you to try something again or to persist instead of giving up. Inspiration may provide motivation, but motivation isn’t found in things external. It’s internal.The word motive means that something provides a reason or inspiration for one to act. While people can inspire you, they cannot motivate you. What motivates one to act comes from inside.What Do You WantIf you pay attention to motivated people, you will notice they “want” something. They may want something for themselves, or they may want something for someone else. It is the fact that they want something with a strong enough desire to pursue it without requiring an external force to spur them to action means they are motivated. The motive is the desire for something to be different than it is now.There may be nothing more frustrating than wanting something for someone who doesn’t want it for themselves. But for one to be motivated, they have to want something themselves.If you have ever wondered with force, the threat of force, or a transactional leadership approaches fail, it’s because the leader wants something that the person they are trying to motivate doesn’t want. One transactional approach is to say, “If you do this, I will give you more money.” If the person who is offered more money were motivated by money, they’d already have more money; they’d already be driven by the prospects of acquiring something they already want.Written GoalsIf you don’t have written goals, you either don’t want something, which also means you are caught in “the drift,” or you haven’t done the work to decide what you want your life to look like now and in the future. The greater clarity you have around your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them. But if you sincerely want to reach your goals, you have to want something so badly that you will do what is necessary to possess it.Inspiration may provide the want. Wanting provides motivation. Discipline ensures the outcome.Motivation is easy at the beginning. You want something, you take action, and you start moving towards your goal or your ambition. At some point, the excitement wears off, and you hit a plateau. You recognize you are no longer progressing, and your motivation wanes. You no longer have the same fire you once had. You may need to seek inspiration, but that is a short-term fix. What you need is discipline.To breakthrough, you must have the self-discipline to keep after what you want even when it feels as if you are no longer making progress. Disciplines are what allow you to persist long enough for you to make enough progress that your motivation returns.Motivation doesn’t last. But your disciplines (or habits, if you prefer) are what sustains your effort and ensures you persist until you obtain what you want.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMac Belo could get a crack at a third gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Philippine team coach Chot Reyes is looking at the possibility of tapping Belo as a replacement for Carl Bryan Cruz due to a scheduling conflict with the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon also slated in August.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet UP ends PVL Open stint with squeaker over Power Smashers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View comments “We could [change the lineup], but it’s no guarantee because that will be determined in the team managers’ meeting the night before,” Reyes said in a press conference Saturday at Sky Bar in Marco Polo Ortigas in Pasig City.“So there has to be a very good reason and a very good excuse so that’s going to depend on boss Butch Antonio, but our intent is to have Mac Belo in the place of CBC (Cruz) in the Southeast Asian Games lineup primarily because there’s a chance that he’s not going to make it in Kuala Lumpur,” Reyes added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCruz is also part of Gilas Pilipinas’ roster in the Fiba Asia Cup, which is set on Aug. 8-20. The Filipinos’ SEA Games campaign opens on Aug. 20 against Thailand, a team which Reyes still sees as a “strong force to reckon with in Southeast Asia”Fil-German Christian Standhardinger, who is the team’s naturalized player in place of Andray Blatche, could also miss the tiff against Thailand due to the same conflict. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sonny Barrios, the executive director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said changing lineups in the SEA Games is not an easy process.“Changing the lineup in the Southeast Asian Games is not simple even if you want to change,” he said. “It’s discretionary on the part of the organizers in the Southeast Asian Games. Even if you want to change and even if the player is really injured, if they won’t allow it, they won’t allow it and that’s the iffy part about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Already good for silver, Delarmino shoots for Muay Thai gold Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups “I guess the boys really want to be in this position, contending for a Final Four (spot),” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya. “Hopefully, everybody will step up so that we’ll have a better chance.”Perpetual Help dropped to 4-8, sharing seventh spot with Arellano, while St. Benilde moved to the brink of early elimination by slipping to a 3-10 card.The Pirates needed a late push to hold off the Altas, who once again drew a big game from Prince Eze, who had 26 points and 20 rebounds.Mike Nzeusseu, CJ Perez and JC Marcelino combined in a strong finishing kick that boosted the Pirates to a first Final Four appearance with five games to spare.Perez sizzled for 21 points, while Nzeusseu added 15 points to match JV Marcelino’s output and Spencer Pretta came off the bench to chip in 12 points, all from three-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READcenter_img Lyceum star CJ Perez (left) and Perpetual’s Flash Sadiwa are left suspended in midair during a loose ball scramble. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMake no mistake about it, Lyceum is far from satisfied from just clinching a Final Four berth in NCAA Season 93.Pirates coach Topex Robinson immediately set loftier goals for his team after a 94-83 whipping of Perpetual Help secured a first postseason appearance on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Pirates still have their work cut out for them if they want to sweep their remaining matches that will actually guarantee a finals berth along with a thrice-to-beat bonus in the championship round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “If we’re goal-oriented, our goal is not just to make it to the Final Four but we have to go beyond that,” said Robinson, after the Pirates extended their historic run to 13 games.“It (making history) is really important to us, but if we could go further, I guess that’s what we’re aiming for. Again, you cannot be fat and happy just making it to the Final Four.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLater, San Sebastian continued its Final Four push with a 73-61 drubbing of St. Benilde to forge a three-team tie for fourth spot.Renzo Navarro fired 16 points, while Michael Calisaan chipped in 11 points as the Stags improved to 6-6, tying Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more