Wanted to send out a quick congrats to Chris Colabello who was named the International League Player of the Week for this past week. As some of you may remember from the post I made during the WBC, Chris and I have known each other for a while now and have done a great deal of work together.
And while it is nice to get some recognition, it means very little this early in the season. Professional baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. The season is a body of work that covers hundreds of at bats, not just a week.
With that in mind, I wanted to share some texts Chris and I have traded since the beginning of the season. I know the whole #process thing can be easy to make fun of, but its really a way of being accountable, keeping your mind right and focusing on things you can control. In baseball and softball, there is so much failure and you have to find ways to stay positive and get better each day.
After the third game, we spoke on the phone and he said he felt stuck back on a couple swings. He asked me to text him the word “go” the next day. He ended up goign 4-4 with a homer in the game! This stuff is more mental than physical. Hopefully you get to a point where your swing pattern is there for you and you can just focus on seeing the ball, being on time and taking good swings.
#process for you!
I also want to begin a special email list for people who want to get in on this #process process. You can fill out the web form below and I’ll send you a #process email every day. If you want to get a text instead, use the info below according to your cell phone service provider. (Enter your phone number where it says “cellnumber”. Also include area code and don’t put any spaces or dashes or anything.
AT&T – firstname.lastname@example.org
Verizon – email@example.com
T-Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprint PCS – email@example.com
Virgin Mobile – firstname.lastname@example.org
US Cellular – email@example.com
Nextel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boost – email@example.com
Alltel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up and get on board!!!