success sabotage

Success lessons from 2013 Super Bowl

The Ravens-49ers 2013 Super Bowl was replete with lessons on the difficulties of managing success. We never mention the underlying powerful emotion of guilt when it comes to getting to the top, but coach John Harbaugh of the champion Ravens provided a vivid example.

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The 2012 season disaster Part 4: The accidental season, the accidental team

In a vivid story Coach Gene Chizik reveals his secret intention to make a mess of things. He points to the powerful emotions behind his success sabotage: fear, guilt, and self-idealization.

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A Review: How Gene Chizik reveals secrets about his inner self

We pause for a brief review of the way we listen for the secret story.

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Can Nick Saban stand this much success?

Before continuing with Chizik’s story we look at the recent achievement of his former chief rival. On the heels of winning three national titles in four years, Nick Saban faces the incredible challenge of going where no college coach has gone — winning three championships in a row. Going to the NFL would have been a retreat, but instead he has chosen to face a bigger challenge.

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