Excellence is in the Eye of the Beholder

"Excellence" is a relative term.  What is excellent  to one person may be just mediocre to another. We're in the middle of college basketball's March Madness (the NCAA Tournament).  This event serves as a great example. A team that has won multiple championships and boasts a roster full of future professional players may be perceived [...]

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Champions TAKE

I had the pleasure last night of saying a few words to the Mahwah (NJ) High School Football Team at their Rings Ceremony.  They recently won a State Championship.  Essentially, here were my thoughts: Champions…As you celebrate, there are 3 things you must TAKE from that experience: Take Notes One of biggest mistakes winners make [...]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Private moments for public consumption… right or wrong?

From my standpoint, private moments are "intended for or restricted to the use of a particular person, group, or class."  Over the past few weeks, however, many private moments have been made public, and not by the subjects of the incidents. Donald Sterling. Michael Sam. Jay-Z. Does success mean that one's private life is now [...]

May 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiny Investment…Huge Dividends

Happy Holidays! This morning, my family visited the Newark YMCA to do some giving. Prior to our family time with food and family, we spent some time sharing with others.  Besides serving food and distributing toys and gifts to the children there, we provided copies of my wife's children's books (the Ashti series) with the [...]

December 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

VIDEO: 5 Components of EXTRAORDINARY TEAMS

I've been sharing this powerful message with TEAMS all over the country.  It outlines 5 critical components found in outstanding teams - no matter the sport or industry. http://youtu.be/1Oi1PGHTPwU Contact Lee directly to have him share this message with your team! lee.rubin@leerubinspeaks.com OR (732) 685-3708    

December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Testimonial – Enrico Mastroianni: Georgian Court Basketball

Just the other day, I got a chance to address the First-Ever Men's Basketball Team at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ.  After my talk, check out what the head coach had to say about my presentation, "5 Components of Extraordinary Teams": “Lee’s message was genuine, motivational and completely supported the goals of our team. [...]

November 18th, 2013|Categories: Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Testimonial: Richard Allen – Neptune High School

I had a blast sharing my message, "Don't Just Play...WIN!" with the Senior Class of Neptune (NJ) High School.  Here's what the principal had to say after my talk: Lee Rubin came to Neptune High School to inspire, motivate, and empower the student body. He did just that. He challenged the students to make winning [...]

October 18th, 2013|Categories: Testimonials|0 Comments

Video Testimonial: Coach Cantafio (Cedar Cliff HS)

Highly respected veteran Coach Cantafio of Cedar Cliff (PA) High School shared his thoughts on my talk, "5 Components of Extraordinary Teams" with his football team. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP4jSDgLQmg

October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Testimonials, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Penn State Football: Be Excellent

During the 2013 pre-season camp, I stopped in to watch the Nittany Lions practice.  Coach O'Brien asked me to say a few words to the team.  My message was simple:  Don't just get better...BE EXCELLENT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrhWd__8sBM

October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Videos|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

6.6 Miles

Yesterday, I attended the funeral of a young man whose life was taken at the age of 21.  He lived in Asbury Park, NJ.  Asbury Park is a small city on the Jersey Shore that wrestles with all the challenges of an inner city community: poverty, unemployment, crime, drugs, gangs and violence. Yesterday (after attending [...]

April 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments