A Coaching Perspective to Acquiring Fulfillment

by Bob Slowik,

I discovered real coaching is seeking a way to help others compete at their highest possible level, no matter their field of battle.

Coaching means leadership. Leaders in any arena seek ways to help others reach their full potential.

Some leaders are unsung. Parents can be some of the most successful leaders in the world we may never hear about.

Whether you are a leader at home or at work, find a passion to help others in whatever world you live. By doing so you not only help others achieve, you find fulfillment for yourself as well.

Never use setbacks as excuses. Rather than skim along life’s paths, dive deeply in to find your purpose.

As in football, the game will play out differently for all involved in the game of life. As the game plays out, make the choice to look at the positive possibilities. This moment, this day, this life is what you choose to make of it!

It is our reaction to the experiences we encounter that determines the final outcome.

In the game of football, I would continually preach to the players I had the pleasure and privilege of coaching, “Play the game and don’t let the game play you.” Amidst the ups and downs of competition, continue on the journey with focus, purpose, and passion.

Focus: to maintain interest, effort, and concentration on the immediate task.

Purpose: battle or compete with the intention to complete your objective under any circumstance.

Play: whatever your game is, play it with passion. Passion is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. It is a strong and barely controllable emotion.

As you compete in your walk of life and its daily struggles, compete in the sense of striving to be good and giving your best in whatever the game of life delivers.

Have a passion for good and do good with a passion.

With that mindset, you will find yourself not only striving to be good, but looking for good in whatever environment or circumstance life brings your way. Striving to be good and looking for good creates a fertile mindset for growth and production.


Twenty years as an NFL coach and member of a Super Bowl Championship team provided a perspective on leadership that few people experience.

Over the course of his almost thirty-five-year football career, Bob Slowik taught leadership and motivation, while experiencing first-hand what it takes to face and conquer competition.

On his national speaking tour, he shares these lessons on mindset development and how to harness passion to achieve objectives. These messages not only resonate with athletes and other coaches; but with professionals in the business community who contend with challenges daily.

Founder of Coach Slow's Land of Xs, Os & Beyond; developer of a boot camp-style web clinic,; and author of Sixty Minutes to a Lifetime: Lessons I’ve Learned About Life and Football from My NFL Coaching Career; Coach Bob Slowik offers support and guidance for anyone with a game day to face.

Get to know Coach Slow on or email for information on his lecture series and to book him to speak.

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