Be courageous - I recently started reading a book called “The Power of Nice” by Ron Shapiro. We are in the middle of tryout season for AAU basketball right now. If you’ve ever been there you know what I mean. The way I’m communicating is completely transparent. I want the best fit for my daughter and I want to be respectful of the difficult conversations and decisions these coaches need to make. As I was reading the book during one of my daughter’s tryouts, a question came up in the book. What would you like to do differently after reading this book? I didn’t need to wait until I was done reading. I picked up the phone and called a coach I hadn’t checked in with because we’re working out for the “top teams” first. I picked up the phone and called. It wasn’t a fun thing to do. I wasn’t looking forward to it. But at the end of our conversation I was thanked for taking the time to provide the update and the option stays open. Be courageous.
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