10 of my favorites from the best in the business… “Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters. When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.” John Wooden “Now I want everybody to think here for a second… how much does this game mean to you? Cause if it means something to ya, you can’t stand still. You understand? You play fast! You play strong! You go out there and dominate the guy you’re playing against, and make his ass quit! That’s our trademark! That’s our M.O. as a team! That’s what people know us as!” Nick Saban “First of all, what happens is, when you’re good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity.” Coach Kzyzewski “Help one kid at a time. He’ll maybe go back and help a few more. In a generation, you’ll have something.” Al McGuire “If you make every game a life and death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.” Dean Smith “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” Pat Riley “The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton “My dad always had this little sign on his desk: The bigger your head is, the easier your shoes are to fill. He really drilled that in.” Phil Jackson “The key to coaching is not what you do, but the way you do it. The intangibles, the motivational parts of the game are the most important facets of it.” Rick Pitino “If it doesn’t bother you, it won’t bother them.” Pat Summitt
Fair warning these are a bit on the nerd side, no games included; so if your looking for something like Plants vs. Zombies you may want to stop reading right now. Here are 10 apps I use a lot and enjoy… Readability Cost: Free Readability saves any read later articles or websites to uncluttered kindle-like reader that you can read offline, I use this one a lot. The app is fast and reliable so you always have a comfortable reading experience; the app turns any Web page into a clean, customizable view for reading now or later. You can catch up on articles you’ve saved or follow other readers to discover new content. Your entire library of saved, favorited, and archived articles – available on or offline. IFTTT Cost: Free Put the internet to work for you. IFTTT lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that. Activate your Channels and create Recipes on IFTTT! Channels are services like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, as well as devices like Philips Hue, Nest Thermostat, and UP by Jawbone. Carrot Cost: $1.99 Carrot Is one of the cleanest, minimal tasking apps on the app store, it has gorgeous UI (it’s ALMOST enjoyable to use, and thats ridiculous), is one of the only “not too much BS, over-complicated, I hate looking at this” to-do list apps I have ever used (tryed out about 30 in the past 5 years). CARROT doesn’t just make getting things done fun – she makes getting things done addictive. Featured by Apple, Jeopardy, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Fast Company etc. She’ll reward you with completed taks. But be careful! Slackers make CARROT upset. Waze Cost: Free Waze is one of the world’s largest community based traffic and navigation apps. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting. Just by driving with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic info to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps, road hazards and get up to date road alerts on your route. Plus, Waze makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road and it includes automatic rerouting as conditions change on the road. The app learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours, and preferred routes. You can also See friends’ ETA when driving to the same destination, Send automatic updates on your location & ETA via text and more. Trunx Cost: Free With Trunx, you can store every photograph and picture in a safe, private and secure storage vault without ever worrying about space on your device. With cloud storage transfer and backup features, Trunx keeps your memories safe and secure. Plus, you can even share a picture through a private group album by using SharedPix, where only authorized members like family or friends will get a live feed of uploaded pics. With Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram integration, Trunx is the single app to store and share all of your photos. All photos taken with the Trunx camera are auto-saved to a secure cloud storage account allowing you to free up space on your phone. Mailbox Cost: Free The fast, fun mobile inbox that puts email in its place. Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important now. iVideo Pro Cost: $2.99 Simple app to download videos or watch later without internet connection; works with Youtube; option to download to Camera Roll. Good for getting music or customizing short clips for Vine and Instagram. Supports standard video formats such as mp4, mov, m4v. Includes passcode lock and easy to use. On the app’s internal browser go to the videos URL, a download option will appear once the video starts to play. Snapseed Cost: Free Snapseed is the only photo app you’ll want to use every day. It makes any photograph extraordinary with a fun, high-quality photo experience right at your fingertips. Anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software. Built-in Google+ capabilities make it even more powerful to share your images with your friends and family. Funimate Cost: Free Hands down the best gif/short video app on the App Store. Funimate captures a short video with your camera, applies unique effects to create amazingly fun animations. You don’t have to be an expert, Funimate instantly transforms an everyday moment into a creative and fun animation. You can easily share the fun on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, WhatsApp or iMessage and amaze your friends. That description does it no justice, just download it and you won’t be sorry. PayPal Here Cost: Free Ever need to get money together pay someone you owe money too or wish you had a credit card reader at a yard sale? PayPal Here is pretty sharp. Get paid on your iPhone or iPod touch with the free app and card reader, you don’t need any slider extension piece or any other accessories either- enter the card manually and have access to cash immediately (if you have a PayPal Credit Card or PayPal PrePaid Debit Card. Accept credit and debit cards, send invoices, track cash and check payments, and accept PayPal payments. It’s only 2.7% per US card swipe transaction. No long-term contracts, commitments or monthly fees. Paying for group tickets to a concert, sporting event or anything else can’t get any easier than this.