I was fortunate enough to grow up in the United States Virgin Islands, an environment where if you didn’t have a ‘sense of urgency’, you wouldn’t succeed. I found that as a result, my awareness of myself and my surroundings increased. This applies to basketball games, school work and time with my family.

I wanted to bring this sense of urgency to EMA so that my students will learn to have meaning and intent behind their actions. A way that this translates is that there is absolutely no walking during our basketball experiences. The added effort to jog forces students to notice what they are doing, where they are going, and why.

During the rapid growth of the business, my resources were challenged, which was actually a  great thing. I was forced to develop a keener sense of urgency to find more resources for my student-athletes. If if had not been for my parents and coaches who  helped me develop this characteristic at an early age. How else would anyone be able to persevere in those times of trials and shortcomings without a sense of urgency?

I ask each and every one of you reading this to develop a sense of urgency to become a better player, student, parent, coworker and most importantly, a better person because life is all about being EMPOWERED.


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