Happy Monday! Being in the heart of March Madness is the perfect time for Bold Moves Podcast Episode 55: David Cooks, because my amazing guest is a former basketball coach. In fact, he got his start in coaching working with Coack K at Duke! Keep reading and get ready to listen or watch so you can learn all about how Coach Cooks doesn’t let anything stop him – and how you can apply that same mentality to your life and get where you want to go, too! I really hope you enjoy Bold Moves Podcast Episode 55: David Cooks!
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This is another episode where someone was recommended to me by the past guest. Coach Cooks used to be Shae McNamara from all the way back to episode 7‘s basketball coach, and Shae said he had an amazing story and would be a great guest. He was right for sure!
Here is a video Coach Cooks sent me to share along with his story!
[Tweet “”Nobody told me I couldn’t do it. Why not go big and dream big?” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”I wasn’t interested in impossibilities, I was interested in possibilities.” – @DCESpeaks via @mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”Please don’t tell me that I can’t do something that’s possible.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”Excuses never stop you, obstacles never stop you. It’s stopping that stops you.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”My life has been full of lots of challenges, which means it has been full of victories.” – @DCESpeaks via @mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”Success can be measured equally by what you give up as by what you get.” – @DCESpeaks via @mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”Getting people to be willing to match their willingness to sacrifice to their willingness to gain is important.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”The return you get when someone tells you you’ve impacted their life in a positive way is worth millions of dollars.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”The cliche of faith, family, and friends is cliche, but it’s real to me.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”We get stuck in circumstances that are meant to be temporary by making them permanent and lose opportunities because we’re stuck.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”I want to be permanently stuck on making differences in peoples’ lives, not on not being able to do something.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”You can either have circumstances to dictate to you, or you can dictate to your circumstances.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
[Tweet “”As long as there’s time on the clock, you can still play the game!” – @DCESpeaks via @mandelicious”]
If this interview with Coach Cooks leaves you wanting more, you can check out his website here, his twitter here, his instagram here! He’s also on LinkedIn if you’d like to check him out there! He has another website you can check out – Plaid Shirt Monday, which explains why there are so many gents in plaid shirts above! If you’re a fan of facebook, check out his page here!
[Tweet “”Never underestimate hope. When you have hope, it will propel you to try things you may never have dreamed of before.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
If you’d like to read what he is reading or recommends*, he loves “Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits” by TD Jakes, and a book called “The Road to Character,” by David Brooks, and “Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance” by Bob P. Buford, as well as Coach K’s books on leadership!
[Tweet “”Your ability to endure always exceeds your willingness to endure it.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
Does anyone else think that Coach Cooks and Sherown would probably inspire the heck out of each other and probably have some interesting stories for each other?
[Tweet “”Where you come from does not have to dictate where you go.” – @DCESpeaks via @Mandelicious”]
What about Coach Cooks’ story inspired you the most? Do you have a favorite Cooks-ism? Comment below!
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