Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: Chuck Pagano

{This weeks Monday Motivation is coming a day early—on Sunday in fact. I published this post today, at 1:00 EST, to coincide with kickoff for Chuck Pagano and his Indianapolis Colts in the first round of NFL Playoffs.} Last January, Chuck Pagano’s dream came true. The Indianapolis Colts hired him as the head coach of […]

Monday Motivation: New Year’s Eve

In the 2011 movie New Year’s Eve, Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is in charge of the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world—New York City’s Time Square event. Everything is going well until the time comes for the ball to drop. It doesn’t. The glowing New Year’s ball gets stuck halfway down. Ms. Morgan […]

Monday Motivation: It’s a Wonderful Life

George was financially ruined and ready to end his life until an angel came to his rescue. Clarence, the angel, gave him perspective. However, it was his community that brought restoration. This is the final scene of one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. Merry Christmas and enjoy the people near to you. […]

Monday Motivation: Robert F. Kennedy

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States stood at the precipice of chaos. Would the racial division descend into violence and public disorder? Robert F. Kennedy broke the news of the assassination to a crowd in Indianapolis. His words are as applicable today as they were then. “What we need in the […]

Monday Motivation: William Wallace

I can’t believe I made it this long without posting a clip from Braveheart. It has all the themes we need for a Monday: free choice, action, responsibility, sacrifice for a noble goal. Enjoy. Sit tall. Charge. “Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed […]

Monday Motivation: Find your Greatness

This week, I give you two videos, both from Nike’s new advertising campaign “Find your Greatness.” They are surprisingly moving. “This is not about lowering expectations, but raising it for every last one of us.” “Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.”  “Greatness is no rare DNA strand . . . we are […]

Monday Motivation: J-Mac

Jason McElwain loved basketball, but he didn’t make the team. So he served as the team manager for four years. In the last game of his senior year, the coach put him in. Here is what happened . . . тур в турцию из минска

Monday Motivation: Rudy

Thinking about quitting? Here is a little motivation from the movie “Rudy” (in honor of Notre Dame’s #1 BCS ranking). “I wanted to run out of that tunnel . . . for my Dad. To prove to everyone . . .” “Prove what?” “That I was somebody.” “In this lifetime you don’t have to prove […]

Monday Motivation: Rocky II

This is how I am planning to start every morning from now on. Now I just need to find a few hundred people to run behind me. No need for words, just a man and his song (which also happened to be the #1 song in the US the day I was born). Get out […]

Monday Motivation: Shawshank Redemption

“It comes down to a simple choice: Get busy living or get busy dying.” An amazing scene from one of the best movies of the modern era. Have a good Monday. masteron enathate