I still recall the day that I told my dad that I wanted to work in the sports industry, at first he frowned but said: “Do it, do what makes you happy!”

So 20 years later I am still working in an industry that I absolutely love and it’s the best decision I have ever made.  From the humble beginnings as working as a cleaner at my local basketball stadium through to now leading an amazing team here at Basketball NSW in the Community Growth and Marketing area…

… I am truly blessed to be working in the sport of basketball.

So I thought for my first blog, I would share with you some quotes that resonate with me and help me to stay focused and more importantly grounded.

#1 “The lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.  We all have twenty-four hours days.” – Zig Ziglar

#2 “It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela

#3 “Instead of focussing on that circumstance that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.” – Joy Page

#4 ” Don’t dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.  Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley

#5 ” You don’t get results by focusing on results.  You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.” – Mikle Hawkins

#6 “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” – Oprah Winfrey

#7 “Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

#8 “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

#9 “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward

#10 “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson


Geoff – aka Trip Advisor