20 Tips From the Greatest Coaches of All Time

“98% of the words we hear come from people seeking to profit from our decisions. Seek, instead a happier, more meaningful life by listening to your own heart.”~ Clark Finnical

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~ Steven Covey

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again … more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Joshua J. Marine

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” ~ Voltaire

“When We Accept the Fact that No One Can Fully Understand What We’re Capable of Or How Driven We Are, We Can Set Aside Their Opinions and Pursue Our Dreams.” ~ Clark Finnical

“If you’re not humble, Life will visit humbleness upon you.” ~ Mike Tyson

“The Only Words More Powerful than the Words You Say to Yourself, Are the Prayers You Say to God.” ~ Clark Finnical

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” ~ William James

“You can let life defeat you……and mentally check out with all of its consequences. Or, You can decide, I’m going to work through this. Because it too will pass. And tomorrow will be a better day.” ~ Clark Finnical

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ~ M. Scott Peck

“Life is 95% Opinion and 5% Facts. Remember that, the Next Time Someone Questions What You’re Doing.” ~ Clark Finnical

“Reinvention involves growing up. Growing above and beyond the hurts and memories of the past.” ~ Steve Chandler

“If you don’t separate yourself from your distractions, Your distractions will separate you from your goals and the life you want.” ~ Louisa Alcott

“Everything Worthwhile Has A Personal Cost.” ~ Frank Reagan, Blue Bloods

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” ~ Saint Augustine

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion. Perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched. If we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to get away from the obstacle, we find the very same problem waiting for us when we arrive. It just keeps returning with new names, forms, manifestations until we learn whatever it has to teach us about where we are separating ourselves from reality, how we are pulling back instead of opening up, closing down instead of allowing ourselves to experience fully whatever we encounter, without hesitating or retreating into ourselves.” ~ Pema Chödrön


Clark Finnical
Clark Finnical
In 24 years at his first employer, Clark's job was eliminated four times. In addition, two bosses tried to fire him unsuccessfully.  And in the midst of it all, his company was spun off twice. Despite all this, he was promoted three times and his salary tripled. His accomplishments include; Discovered $10 million in unbilled revenue; Reduced time to perform Operations Manager role by 66%; Wrote 500+ pages of job aids enabling team members to retrieve business-critical data; Improved factory forecast accuracy 29%, and; Developed revenue/unit/market share business plans for flagship product. Leadership said; "His exceptional analytic skills have helped deliver a long line of business improvements and successful projects." "He had the skills to play in 3-4 different positions on the soccer field and was able to adapt to the unique needs of the organization." "His skills included mastery in the development of complex, multivariate algorithms that delivered accurate product sales forecasts to our manufacturing operations and pricing functions." "He possesses an outstanding ability to articulate ideas and decision alternatives. In critical situations, this formed the basis for necessary business consensus building around his proposals.", and "No detail goes past him without him asking if it makes sense or could be better - this particular skill of Clark's has saved our team a lot of money." Since leaving his employer Clark wrote, 'Job Hunting Secrets from Someone Who's Been There'. Clark also wrote, 'LinkedIn Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level'. He started a new career with a wonderful employer where he's worked for nine years. Clark authored his favorite quote is; "When We Accept the Fact that No One Can Fully Understand What We're Capable of Or How Driven We Are, We Can Set Aside Their Opinions and Pursue Our Dreams." Clark's preferred writers are Ryan Holiday, author of Ego is the Enemy, and Steve Chandler author of Reinventing Yourself. Clark has been married to the love of his life Barbara Finnical for 29 years. He is also the proud Father of David and Charlotte Finnical.

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