Inside Coach Rav’s Head

· When one has little to give to others, give expectations.

· Help your friends form networks which will further their careers.

· Knowledge is obtained by way of the ear not the tongue.

· Construct a strategy for your future success. Then execute it. (Daily)

· Question: “Do you love the pursuit of truth for its own sake?”

· Attempt to avoid situations where someone wins and someone loses. (relationships)

· By learning more, you prepare yourself to be more.

· Why do gift certificates have to have an expiration date?

· Those who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

· You think you know where you are going, but do you know how you are going to get there?

· The most important decisions we will make are not the things that we do, but the things we decide not to do.

· Attempt to understand and appreciate the view points of others.

· Everything presented as fact or truth is not.

· When we make decisions, consequences result from our decisions.

· The best place to carry your ego is in your back pocket… There will be many times you will be glad to be sitting on it.

· I am on Earth to serve others.

· The greatest impact a person can have on the World and the lives of others is to base his thoughts and actions around this vital question: “What can I do for you?”

· The quality of our thinking has a huge impact on the quality of our lives.

· There is no greater gift in life than a honest friend.

· Leaders need to become revolutionaries or risk becoming irrelevant.

· Each person is free to discover his or her own greatness.

· The mind is our own greatest weapon in the battle of life.

· When we say “NO” to something, we are saying “YES” to something else.

· Wherever there is injustice, we must show up, we must stand up, and we must speak up.

· The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it. – John Ruskin

· If people only did things when they wanted to, they would not get much done.

· None of us is as smart as all of us.

· People will always talk about you, so give them something to talk about.

· Ask more of yourself everyday.

· Dismiss your assumptions because noting is absolute.

· Young folks must learn to appreciate the voices of their elders.

· Most organizations are not 21st century ready.

· We all have greatness housed within us, and its our opportunity & responsibility to discover it.

· Each of us should invest our minds, our time, and our resources with passions and passionate individuals.

· A teacher friend of mine told me “The purpose of education is to light a fire for learning inside every single student” Amen!

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George Raveling

George Raveling

Father, husband, Coach, and a mentor to many. Formerly the Head Coach at Washington State, Iowa, and USC. A renowned speaker and a former member of the National Speakers Association, George has spoken before Congress. Currently serves as the Director of International Basketball for Nike. George’s hobbies are collecting books and friends.