Jamy Bechler, How to Maximize Your Potential

Lifting up the people around you will benefit you and your entire team in the long run. That’s just one of the messages from this week’s guest, author, speaker, and coach Jamy Bechler. The group mentality drives a team and it’s only by ensuring each and every player is included in the success that it can truly be achieved.

Relationships are at the core of any group, be it a corporation or a sports team. That’s why it’s important to take the lead in your group and show that you’re willing to go that extra mile to create a culture of positivity and support. It may mean cleaning up after practice or going out of your way to bring someone coffee, but those small gestures can mean a lot and be a huge step toward changing attitudes and priming your group for success.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Foster relationships with your team
  • Uplift others
  • Be positive with a rationale behind it
  • Get into a player’s heart and head by developing connections
  • Look at reality, not “should have”s


“You’re not going to be with them in the locker room or the back of the bus all the time, so you’re either preparing them when those fires break out, that drama breaks out, you’re either preparing them with a fire extinguisher or with lighter fluid. And a lot of times, they’re going to have lighter fluid because you haven’t prepared them to fight those fires they’re going to face.” -Jamy Bechler

“I think that whether you’re dealing with the corporate level or business or you’re dealing with sports, I think many of the same principles apply. I think we’re faced with almost all the same issues. Now, the dynamics might be slightly different or the specifics might be different, but we’re trying to get people to be inspired, to be motivated so they perform the best. And we want this environment to be better, too.” -Jamy Bechler

“If we want to maximize potential and maximize our success, then we’ve got to continually be developing the people around us so that they can take their game to another level.” -Jamy Bechler

“It doesn’t have to be that you blow someone else’s candle out to make your light shine. It can be that you’re mutually helping each other be better.” -Jamy Bechler

“Be the first one to smile. Be the reason someone smiles today. Be the first one to say hi. Be the one that brings in the donuts to the break room. If you’re a coach, pick up that mop or pick up that broom. Be the one that will sweep. Be the one that will pick up the cones after practice, if you’re a player. Start doing the things that are little that start to change that culture that is a culture of helping each other out.” -Jamy Bechler


You can follow Jamy Bechler on his website, SuccessIsAChoicePodcast.com.

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