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The Full 90 with Mike Avery

90 word reflections about coaching. (Not as easy as it sounds, but neither is coaching.)


Reflection 9: 90 words on "community sharing".

Imagine a circle.

Imagine your team inside.

Imagine inside exists a community of love, acceptance, belonging. A community where stories are told with delight and heard with amazement. Not just heard, felt.

Now imagine, every time a new person joins, the power of the circle grows.

Not by one, exponentially.

If more is better, then imagine we go to the circle’s edge looking for more.

Not to save, but to be saved.

Not to serve, but to share.

Community “service” is about you.

Community “sharing” is about us.

Imagine that.


In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball. - Nelson Rodriguez (Brazilian journalist, playwright, novelist)

She lit a burner on the stove

And offered me a pipe

I thought you'd never say hello, she said

You look like the silent type

Then she opened up a book of poems

And handed it to me

Written by an Italian poet

From the thirteenth century

And everyone of them words rang true

And glowed like burnin' coal

Pourin' off of every page

Like it was written in my soul

From me to you

Tangled up in Blue

- Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up in Blue"

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