The Road From Richmond To The NBA – Episode 2 – Part 3
On this third part of a teaching series with business coach Clay Clark and NBA coach Paul Pressey we get a little perspective about winning. Paul Pressey talks about a team and what they can offer you individually. Look at them as tools for a project, you need multiple tools to get multiple tasks done. A hammer can not paint a wall, nor can a brush screw a nail into a board. Paul Pressey mentions this is a common way of thinking even in a business. You tend to forget other people will have a special set of skills that may be of use to you. Take those opportunities to your advantage. Believe it or not people are wired to help each other succeed. Find the strengths in others and utilize those strengths to accomplish your goals. In this episode Paul Pressey really goes deep into the story of getting drafted into the NBA for the first time. He talks about his feelings of accomplishments and what it took to get him there. Paul Pressey talks about a former coach Don Nelson. Don Nelson was named one of the top ten coaches in NBA history. The unique trait that Don Nelson had was that he was able to get the most out of his players. He would look for your strengths and develop you on them. If you are a defending champion in basketball then he placed you as a defender. Don made it simple as that. Paul Pressey answers a question from business coach Clay Clark that “For anybody that is watching this that did not have a mentorship while playing village ball, what advice would you give the? (To get into the NBA)” Paul Pressey tells Clay that finding someone you could trust is one of the most important things you could so. For that person is someone that will honestly mentor you in a way that will benefit you.