The 1% Journal for Athletes

366 Challenges to Play for Impact

Do you want a blueprint that will help you perform to your full potential?

The 1% Journal for Athletes will help you use your sport to make an impact!

Leadership is about performing in the moment. The best athletes are able to perform at their very best in the toughest moments.

But how do we create the confidence to perform to our full potential?

Confidence does not come from collecting accomplishments, recognition, or status. It’s a mindset that we are USING our sport rather than BEING USED by our sport. The confidence to perform in the moment comes from the inside-out. 

We all have a desire deep within us to make an impact with our athletic performance. But we often look in the wrong place to fulfill that desire and we chase misguided goals.

The 1% Journal for Athletes takes us on a daily journey to create a better version of ourselves. Continuous improvement allows us to build the skills and character to perform to our full potential, both on and off the court or field. At the same time, getting a little bit better every day allows us to strengthen the relationships and connections with our coaches and teammates. Then, we can move beyond just influence and inspiration in our leadership to creating a positive impact.

As athletes, we experience success when we write our own story so we can maximize our gifts and abilities.


every story has a HERO

every hero goes on a JOURNEY

every journey is an opportunity to make an IMPACT


As the hero of our story, we do not want to simply pass through the stages of our journey reacting to the circumstances of the world around us. We need fundamentals we can employ to help ensure we reach our full potential and we use our experience to make an impact on others.

Our impact comes from executing FUNDAMENTALS.

These 12 Fundamentals of Impact work in pairs through an INSIDE-OUT process.

Inside fundamentals help us employ MINDSETS of impact.

Outside fundamentals guide us to take ACTIONS which make a positive impact.

These 12 Fundamentals of IMPACT are:
Have a Vision
Pursue Our Dreams
Seek Excellence
Grow Character Skills
Rise Above
Overcome Obstacles
Be a Lighthouse
Lead by Serving
Know Our Integrity
Live by Principles
Seek Peace and Fulfillment
Enjoy the Journey

Each one of the 366 challenges in this journal aims to help us develop one of the fundamentals we need for our JOURNEY to perform at our highest level.

Ultimately, our journey always provides us opportunities to create a better version of ourselves so we can fulfill our potential and make a difference in the world.

Your journey of success awaits..

It's not about our goals...


...It's about who we become in the process.

It's not about avoiding adversity...


...It's about gaining strength in the pain.

It's not about self-promotion...


...It's about self-donation.

Do you want to learn the fundamentals which can help you perform to your full potential?