“I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game. Not, not … Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game, but we’re talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? … And we talking about practice. I know I supposed to be there. I know I’m supposed to lead by example… I know that… And I’m not.. I’m not shoving it aside, you know, like it don’t mean anything. I know it’s important, I do. I honestly do…But…We’re talking about practice. We’re talking about practice. We ain’t talking about the game. We’re talking about practice, man. When you come to the arena, and you see me play, you see me play don’t you? You’ve seen me give everything I’ve got, right? But we’re talking about practice right now. We talking about practice.” Allen IversonThe other day when I was in the middle of a presentation on communication skills, I had a moment when I stopped and realized that I had gotten pretty darn good at this. Now I know I’m not supposed to say that and I don’t mean it in an arrogant, or conceited way, just that I thought that I was a pretty good speaker, but over the course of the last year, I’ve seen a tremendous improvement. For a moment, I sort of wondered why and then it came to me; Practice, Man. Over the course of the last year, I have spent a significant amount of time on the road presenting seminars on leadership and communication skills. I was doing it because it paid well and because I truly love the work, even if I hate the travel. It never occurred to me when I signed up, that it would turn into my time in Hamburg.