Be A, Not A (Part 2)

When I was developing content for 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, I may base it entirely on these lessons. Occasionally, I will post some of these lessons. This is […]

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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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Love and Tolerance

This was a challenging blog to write, requiring much prayerful reflection. It started as a simple blog based off a Bible podcast comment, regarding Jacob loving Rachel but tolerating Leah. However, the more I explored the contrast between love and tolerance, the more complex it became. As I was pulling all the threads together, I

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My word for 2021 is Presence, but a close second in my reflection was the word Strive. To strive means to devote serious effort or energy to achieve or obtain something, to struggle in opposition or fight vigorously. We should strive for continual growth throughout life.  After all, life is a journey. A great personal

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Right Now

Its fall and its football season, well at least a modified version. Certain songs have stronger connections for me in the fall. One of them is Right Now by Van Halen. We used it as a pregame song to create a level of inspiration. The song is a message about living in the moment. Sammy

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I post a new blog roughly every ten days, usually on a Sunday or Wednesday. When that day lands on my Mom’s birthday it makes perfect sense that the blog be titled, Mom. I have made numerous references to my Dad in these blogs. No doubt I owe much to him. However, my Mom has

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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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As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I have had a front row seat to the evolution and melt down of Antonio Brown. My opinion is an unchecked ego has been his Achilles heel. A healthy ego that drove Antonio to go from an unheralded 6th round draft pick to the best receiver in the NFL on

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Gratitude is not a feeling or an act. Gratitude needs to be a virtue and an attitude. Philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, “Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all virtues.” It is a thankfulness for what we “have” as opposed to looking at what we “don’t have?” God gave us what

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