Apr 30, 2015

The Art of Taking The First Step - A Conversation with Scott Dane


Not many people take action like today’s guest on The Sixth Option Podcast.

Scott Dane is the executive director of the Capital Area Soccer League, Head Soccer Coach at Grand Ledge High School and one of the driving forces behind the new Beacon Soccer Field project in downtown Lansing.

Scott has always been the type of person who generates ideas and then attacks them exhausting every possibility he can to reach his end goal.  I’ve been involved with Scott in many charity events and projects around the Lansing area and he’s always ready to jump in and take action.

In this episode we talk about what’s inspired him to take action on his various initiatives as well as he’s thoughts on failure, getting comfortable and fear.

Some of the questions asked in this episode

   How do you deal with setbacks and failure

   Do you ever feel comfortable?

   What do you think stops people from taking action?

    How do you manage time?


Connect with Scott

Beacon Soccer Field

Capital Area Soccer League


Music Credit: Beach Rave (original mix)

Apr 29, 2015

The 30 (lessons) from 30 (podcast) Part II


This is part two of my list of 30 lessons from 30 podcast.  Some of the topics that are going to be talked about in this episode are developing your optimal world, self-evaluation, clutter, continued education, clarity from action.


Apr 23, 2015

The 30 (Lessons) from 30 (Podcast) part 1


The number 30 is an important number to me because it's my old jersey number while I was at MSU.  So in the spirit of my old number I decide to go back and and share 30 lessons that I've learned from my various guest.  I've been very fortunate to have some awesome conversations with some wonderful people and those people have shared some amazing advice and wisdom.  So take a listen and relive some of the great things that have been shared with me while doing this podcast.

Things you hear about in this episode

learning and leading
investing time
using your network
Doing extraordinary things.

Apr 15, 2015

Developing young leaders with Chris Stewart


How do you develop young leaders?

The NCAA has a forum for developing student-athletes into leaders.  They bring in students-athletes from all three divisions for conversations and workshops around understanding the tools need to grow into a leadership role.

Today’s guest Chris Stewart has served as a facilitator at this conference as well as launching a company CW leadership that bridges the gap between fitness and leadership development.

In our conversation we touch on tools for leadership, breaking through self imposed obstacles, goal setting and other lessons he’s picked up as a former collegiate athlete and current strength and conditioning coach at Olivet College 


Apr 10, 2015

Discovering what you’re meant to do with Scott Westerman


Scott joined Team MSU in 2010, coming to MSU from New Mexico where he was an area vice president for Comcast Corp.'s West Division. Scott received his B.A. in telecommunication from MSU in 1978. He has served as president of the MSUAA national alumni board, and was awarded the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award 


 Music - 0 to 100 The Catch up (Official Instrumental) 


Apr 9, 2015

The right way to rank sports teams (KPI Sports rankings) with Kevin Pauga


KPI Sports is a compilation of data, analytics, algorithms and analysis from Michigan State University Director of Basketball Operations Kevin Pauga

 Music: #7 Quadraphonic - Optimum Beats

Apr 2, 2015

The (Final) 4 Minute Episode


I spend 4 quick minutes talking Final Four pressure, distractions and how does Izzo seem to do this every single year or at least 7 out of the last 17

Mar 27, 2015

The Secret to Fear with Isaac Oswalt Founder/Owner 21 HandShake


My name is Isaac Oswalt. No, I'm not an old guy. But don't let that fool you. I've packed in a ton of experience into my relatively short life. I've been lucky enough to get a lot of exposure to people like you and that has taught me well. Not to brag, but I will. I am a marketing savant. What I mean by that is, I know how to drive customers to act, all in a way that is in keeping with your brands DNA.



Mar 19, 2015

Eric Jorgenson - Get Off The Beaten Path


Read and write. Listen and speak. Think and Unthink. Act. Rinse. Repeat

music credit
intro: Otis McDonald - Ever Felt pt 2
outro:  BenSound - Happy Rock

Mar 13, 2015

March Madness with Mateen Cleaves


Mateen Cleaves is a natural leader known for his determination, talent and discipline; qualities that defined his nine-year professional basketball career.  Selected by the NCAA as one of the top players in its 75-year history, Cleaves is most remembered for his brilliant career at Michigan State where he led the Spartans to a National Championship victory in 2000.   MSU’s only 3-time All-American, and a 2-time Big Ten Player of the Year for the Spartans, Cleaves was also named the NCAA 2000 tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  His No. 12 jersey was officially retired at Michigan State University in 2007, and in 2010 he was inducted into Michigan State Hall of Fame.  In 2013, Cleaves was also officially inducted into the State of Michigan’s Sports Hall of Fame.


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