Business Coach The Admiral Explains Prioritization and Trade-Offs

How do successful people get things done on a regular basis? Thrive15.com business coach and mentor and NBA Hall of Famer, David Robinson, shares in his training, Putting First Things First, that by setting clear priorities and planning daily to align with those priorities, one can achieve success.

In his training,  Business coach Robinson unpacks how he is able to get things done daily through the use of a prioritization system. Robinson in the training explains that he has determined, based on his values, that his priorities are ordered with his faith at the top, followed by family, physical fitness, finances, and relationships. Robinson shares that by taking time out of each day to look at his schedule and organize the things he is doing daily around his priorities, he is able to make trade-offs that make sense for him.

The biggest key, Robinson explains, is setting aside time daily to plan out what needs to get done. Robinson cautions to set realistic expectations for how setting a priority in one area has an effect on the productivity of other areas. As an example, Robinson points out that if someone devotes more time to family than in a business, then productivity in that business will be decreased and vice versa. For Robinson, knowing what is important helps to determine the priority and what things come first.

Robinson, as well as being an accomplished basketball player, has a passion for education and has founded the Carver Academy, a school for elementary-age children. Additionally, Robinson co-founded the Admiral Capital Group in 2007. Today, it is a $250 million private equity fund whose portfolio includes Centerplate, one of the top hospitality companies in the world, nine upscale hotels, and national sports retailer, Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Learn How NBA Great, David Robinson, Gets Things Done as Business Coach

As one observes the patterns of successful people, it is difficult not to notice that those who have achieved great success in their lifetimes have been able to prioritize and complete tasks on a consistent basis. NBA Hall of Famer turned business coach, David Robinson, has teamed up with Thrive15, an online educational and business coach platform designed specifically with business professionals in mind.

In Robinson’s video training, titled Putting First Things First, Robinson unpacks how he is able to achieve success on a daily basis through the use of prioritization. For Robinson, his values determine that his priorities go in order with his faith at the top, followed by family, physical fitness, finances, and relationships. Robinson explains that by setting out clear priorities in his life, he is able to effectively schedule everything else going on around those priorities.

Robinson shares in the training that one of the keys to creating a healthy schedule is setting aside time each day to plan out the day. Robinson points out that it is necessary to set realistic expectations for one’s productivity in one area. He gives an illustration where if someone devotes more time to being focused on family than on the job, then productivity in that job will be decreased and vice versa. Robinson makes the great point that in everything there are trade-offs, but by building a reasonable expectation one can know what they are setting themselves up for.

Robinson, as well as being an NBA great, has founded the Carver Academy, a school for elementary-age children, and co-founded the Admiral Capital Group, a $250 million private equity fund whose portfolio includes Centerplate, one of the top hospitality companies in the world, nine upscale hotels, and national sports retailer, Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Learn How to Become a Great Leader From NBA Hall of Famer and Business Coach, David Robinson

It’s not every day that one gets to learn from an NBA Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Champion as a business coach. Now, through his partnership with the online educational platform, Thrive15.com, David Robinson shares his wisdom and experiences as a leader both on the court and in the world of business. Robinson’s trainings provide invaluable insight into what makes great leaders great.

In his training on the site, titled The Best Leaders are the Best Learners, Robinson unpacks his journey to becoming successful outside of the sports arena by becoming an avid and passionate learner. Robinson explains that as a leader one has a great responsibility to those they are leading and must be constantly learning to understand where they are taking the people who are following them. As Robinson puts it, “Because I’m driving the bus. You can sit in row 27 and not worry about where we’re going. I can’t afford to do that. I need to know the roads.”

Robinson shares in the training how this principle of continual learning has combined with his passion for teaching. Robinson, who, in 2001, founded the Carver Academy, a charter school whose mission is to develop elementary-age children into leaders with integrity and discipline, explains it beautifully, saying, “When I get to see these children, we work with a lot of kids at Carver, I see possibilities.”

In 2007, only a few years after starting the Carver Academy, Robinson, co-founded the Admiral Capital Group, a $250 million private equity fund. The Admiral Capital Group boasts a strong portfolio that includes one of the top hospitality companies in the world, Centerplate, nine upscale hotels, and popular sports retailer, Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Robinson, who is a U.S. Naval Academy Alumnus, carries a passion for education that extends beyond the classrooms of his school and has become manifested through his partnership with Thrive15.com and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program. Through this partnership, Thrive15.com provides practical business training for America’s military, giving away one free subscription to a U.S. veteran or active-duty service member and their spouse for every paid subscription to Thrive15.com.

December 8th, 2017

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