More Lessons Learned


Here are some thoughts from my morning walk the other day. The focus is on what I have learned from my experiences. It also includes some things I have observed. Always interested in your feedback and thoughts.

  • Listen more, talk less
  • Speak to inform, not command
  • Be willing to say “I was wrong”
  • Don’t confuse the message with the messenger
  • If you are going to do something, do it to the best of your ability, make it yours, OWN IT!
  • If someone says we don’t do it that way here, then go somewhere else
  • If you are the smartest person in the room, find another room
  • What you don’t say is as important and what you do say. There is power in silence.
  • Just because you tried it before, and it didn’t work doesn’t mean it won’t work now. Situations, circumstances and people change.
  • If the last word summarizes the conversation then getting in the last word is acceptable, if not shut up!
Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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