Spring 2021 Magazine

OneCoach: True Influence

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”—Proverbs 27:17

I was athletic director at Charlotte Christian School a few years back and I coached high school basketball. There were some great memories and a lot of fun. I was part of two state championship teams. But the most important thing was that I was able to develop close relationships with the players.

Two of my former players are now athletic directors. One is at West Virginia and another one is at a Christian school. I had a chance to talk on the phone with one of them recently. The other one I see and talk to often. They are both married and are in their 30’s now. Our relationship goes back more than 17 years, but when we get together and talk, it is as if we never missed a beat.

It is exciting in life to see people grow and become all they can possibly be in Christ and in the workplace. However, if we do not make an investment in the lives of those we influence, they may never reach that potential.

Make a decision today to always be aware of those who you can lead, serve and minister to, because one day they will be leading others. Remember, what they learn from you will be passed on and on and on.

—Robert B. Walker, President/CEO Ultimate Success Sports Management

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