Written by Coach Josh Shaw on Thursday, 26 October 2017.

Whether you are winning or losing in life, keep finding ways to get better.  Regardless what the scoreboard of life says we must constantly look to improve ourselves each and every day. This principle applies to our careers and our personal lives as well.   It’s imperative to scrutinize and dissect every method and process in your organization, at all times.  What are your weaknesses?  What are your strengths?  What are some things that have worked in the past, yet are no longer working?  What methods or processes in your organization aren’t as effective as they were in the past?  These are all questions that you (we) must ask yourself if you want to be the best YOU that you can be.

The principle of constantly evaluating and re-evaluating every facet of our lives is something that is crucial to growth.  Below are some examples of why this is important:

1)     In my marriage, am I meeting the needs of my husband/wife?  Am I still doing the same things I have always done, or am I looking for new ways to express my love and appreciation for my spouse?


2)     As a parent, am I meeting the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of my children?  Am I looking for ways to show them I care by doing something that makes them happy or is it just something that is convenient to my schedule?  In a parental-child relationship, the word love is spelled T-I-M-E.  Evaluate the amount of time you are spending with your children. 


3)     In my workplace, am I doing just enough to get by and please my boss, or am I going the extra mile?  If I’ve been a top salesman/saleswoman in the past, am I looking for ways to continue to stay on top, or am I pleased with my past success?  Are the methods I’ve used in the past still effective today? If not, what do you need to do to stay ahead of your competition?


We cannot afford to coast in life at any time.  The world is full of average people.  Average people are common.  However, above average people have to power to change the world.  As a spouse, a parent, and as an employee or business owner you must constantly assess your current “location.”  Then, based on what you find, you must make adjustments.  Growth is realized by understanding where you are versus where you need to be.  I’d like to encourage you to join me in this evaluation process in all three phases that I’ve mentioned in this article.  I know it will change your life.

This week we travel to Lassiter High School for game 9 of the 2017 season.  Lassiter has always been a formidable foe and has been one of the most respected programs in the state of Georgia year in and year out.  We are excited to have another opportunity to play and coach the game we love.  The weather is supposed to be excellent and we can’t to see you there.  As always, we thank you for your continued support for our boys and our program! 


Go Warriors! #Believe #Together #Brotherhood17

Coach Shaw

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Coach Josh Shaw

Coach Josh Shaw

Josh Shaw is the Head Coach of the Cherokee High School Warriors Football Team.