Character Lesson


This blog has reached a milestone. I launched the Coach Mahr blog 4 years ago with my initial posts on May 7, 2017. My most recent post, The Grill Will Let Go of the Protein, was my 150th distinct post. I am amazed that the blog has reached this level. The cumulative blogs total at […]

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Be A, Not A (Part 1)

When I was developing content in my role as a High School Football Coach and Character Coach, I built about 50 separate lessons around the “Be A, Not A” concept. If I ever write a second book, it will be entirely based on these lessons. I have been holding onto this content for years while

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Your Life is Now

Building on my prior blog concerning the too early passing of my Dad, I am motivated to make every day count. All too soon it will come to pass. In a previous blog I mentioned a great man who I had the pleasure to work with during my one year of coaching college football, Ed

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Following up on my most recent blog post Ego it is a natural progression to do a blog on Humility. Although I covered the topic once before in Low Man Wins there is enough content about Humility that some people make a career out of writing, speaking and coaching on the subject.  Humility has gone out

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One of my favorite quotes that I reference often is from St. Catherine of Siena, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” It is really a simple thought, just be you and tackle your journey with enthusiasm. Author Max Lucado offers a helpful suggestion: “Want to know

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Turn Want into Need

Early in my sales career I was told that a main part of my job was to turn a customer’s want into his need. Someone may want to purchase your product or service, but until they feel the need they likely will not. When I was discussing this adage with my Dad, a career salesman,

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I have stood in front of high school and college students and asked, “If you squeeze a tube of toothpaste, what comes out?” After some quizzical looks, I hear mumbled answers, “toothpaste.” I next ask “Why?”. Now my audience thinks I am a bit odd with these questions and stumble on this answer. I often

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Several years ago, I was asked by a friend to be a speaker at a 5th grade farewell ceremony when their original speaker canceled at the last minute. Being a football coach who does character training sessions, she felt I could come up with something on short notice. It must have went well as I

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