Category Archives: Reinventing Yourself

Young and Eager: Don’t Be Afraid To Be Forgotten

This season I worked a basketball game with a young lady in her late 20’s, one whom I have seen develop as an official over the last decade.  Yes, she started coming to Division I camps in her teens. She … Continue reading

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Teachers Will Be Judged More Strictly

So many times I find random parallels across the various jobs I have had in my career. Two great entrepreneurs, who have also been my bosses, have this way with carrying principles and situational learnings from one industry to the … Continue reading

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Executive Presence: The “It” People Always Mention

This is a really great article that I believe applies to officials, just like it does to the executive who is also climbing the ladder of success.  I couldn’t help but to share it with you. Check out this article … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Gotta Let the Money Go

Like a classroom session I recently taught several referees, I have to tell you that running the business of being a referee is tricky. While we referees are independent contractors hired each year by several people, we don’t feel that … Continue reading

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Referees are Terrible Money Managers

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much of my life is evaluated through an “after divorce” lens.  Have you ever had one of those life-changing experiences where everything else that happens is counted or measured in relation to that one … Continue reading

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