Molly captivated us with a story about Tom Brady, 6th round draft pick for the Patriots. When Brady met the owner of the Patriots, he started to introduce himself, and the owner said “Tom, I know who you are.” So Tom went on to say “I’m the best decision the Patriots have ever made.” People thought he was crazy.

When you see the purpose, it drives results. Brady believed he could, so he did. We all have to believe like Brady. Tell yourself, and believe that you belong here and can execute at the highest level.

Brady sent a message to his team that they need to protect him, then they can lead him. We send a message to the people around us that’s contagious.

We heard a story about a basketball player who went back to his room every night and analyzed stats from the game, versus partying. He was breaking down the data to better understand how he can change the way he behaves.

We need to break down the data to understand how to change the way we behave.

To be successful, you have to have authentic relationships with people you work with.

Are you having the tough conversations with the people you need to have them with? When you do, that’s when you connect. You have to be anchored against authenticity.

Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions, it can save a lot of time and heartache in the end.

We have to be clear, at the core, at the kinds of relationships we are building. We have to be intentional about truly being present.

Build a toolbox to remind yourself that you are amazing, for the times you don’t feel ready or capable. Remind yourself about why you do what you do.

  • Do I really believe in what I do and why I do it?
  • Have I discovered the gaps inside myself?
  • Have I looked at the numbers and change what I do?
  • Are my relationships clear and authentic? Not transactional?
  • Do we have the ability to be intentional about truly being present?

We have to execute, take all of that data and put it into action, and change the way we behave.

Have the courage to embrace the change that is so often challenging to. If we want to be game changers, it’s not just about best practices, it’s about next practices.