Being a coach of a major basketball program is a very full-time job. The season lasts from fall to spring, and recruiting is a year-round activity. The pressure is intense. Winning championships is expected.
So why don’t successful coaches like Coach K, Rick Pitino, Roy Williams, and Tom Izzo simply retire and rest on their laurels?
They keep coaching because coaching places them at the intersection of wealth and happiness. They use their wealth (their time, Signature Talents™, wisdom, and body and mind), to create close relationships with their players, engage in an activity that grabs their full attention, and make a difference in these young men’s lives.
When we have a job that puts us at the intersection of wealth and happiness, we have a job we love that doesn’t feel like work.
Does your job place you at the intersection of wealth and happiness? If so, count your blessings. If not, what can you do at work to move closer to the intersection of wealth and happiness? What new responsibilities might you take on? What suggestions might you share with your boss? What relationships might you choose to develop?
After all, we all want to love our jobs, maybe even more than we want Michigan to win the NCAA Tournament.