If you want to bake some championships from scratch, start with joy

Podcast notes about Steve Kerr's interview on Finding Mastery

Podcast episode: “Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Head Coach” — Finding Mastery (Dr. Michael Gervais)
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It’s a little past midnight and I can’t sleep. I ignored the advice of not looking at computer screens in favor of the advice to—if you’ve been tossing and turning for 20+ minutes—get out of bed and do something other than trying to sleep. Writing a newsletter post fit the bill.

The podcast quote for today is Steve Kerr talking about one of the Warriors’ four values: Joy

And it's, it's incredible to see the power that comes from, from the joy that, that Steph exhibits and that spreads throughout our team. Because it... you realize that, as it's happening, it's not just... You know, we just executed a play or, you know, we just won the battle for a loose ball or boxed out, or did something good from a fundamental standpoint.

It's just how much fun the guys are having. And when, when they're having fun and they're enjoying it, they're more likely to be good at it. So joy is important in every single day of our practice.

You might be a few days into your resolutions. Or, like me, you’re still thinking through which ones to focus on. Maybe you haven’t quite started thinking about the new year yet.

In any case, it’s always a good time to review what your values are and build from there.

(And if you want to take those values and turn them into daily action, you can start by creating some shocking rules.)

If you’re wondering what their other three values are: Joy, Mindfulness, Compassion, Competition

I decided joy would be a good value to steal to focus on in 2020.

Losing sleep to write probably isn’t the best step toward starting tomorrow with joy. But it’s a step toward a different value I have for 2020: consistency.

It’s heavily inspired by Matt Ragland’s interview on the Copyblogger podcast (where he talks about consistency being more important than passion). I’ll have to write a note on that episode in the future.

In the meantime, I’ll be getting away from screens and counting backward from 10,000.