By Rock Mayock 9:00 p.m. | Lets be honest. We’re not always at the top of our game and at some point in time we have all needed a pep talk. It could be in our personal lives, our work lives, in the gym or in sports. Pep talks usually fall into one of two categories. They can either be deep and philosophical like something from an Eastern philosophy manuscript or a frontal assault on one’s manhood like something out of a Rocky movie. Sometimes part of becoming motivated is deciding what style works best for you.
Due to the recent lackadaisical mood permeating the FOOTBALLPHDS office our HR Manager, Rochelle, decided it was time to solicit professional help to motivate our staff. Did she seek the services of Tony Robbins? No. Coach K? Hell no. Here are Rochelle’s top choices for motivational help.
Steve Jobs This is a great motivational speech delivered by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. This speech is especially poignant for those of you looking to enter the work force or are just trying to figure out what in the hell you want to do with your life. I told Rochelle that Steve Jobs would have been perfect if not for the fact he is dead.
Phil Jackson No personality epitomizes calm like the Zen Master. Jackson’s record 13 NBA championships as a player and coach are proof positive that his motivational style is without equal. While Phil Jackson is the undisputed guru of managing egos for the greater good of the team, his style is too deeply rooted in mind games instead of discipline.
Arnold Schwarzenegger A man who trained his body to compliment the acuity of his mind. He became a 3 time, 7 time Mr. Universe and Governor of California by the force of will. BOING!
Tony Robbins This 6’7”giant is one of the most recognizable motivational speakers in the business. His message comes across as tripe in comparison to Arnold or Phil.
Coach Bob Knight No man captures intensity and the will to win like Coach Bob Knight. Coach Knight is a man that commands respect and effort from his players, coaches and anyone else that is privileged enough to be associated with him. This halftime speech perfectly captures the essence of why it sucks to lose. Thank you Coach Knight. Rochelle will be contacting you shortly.