Burt shared during the Dec. 12 episode of the Brighteon.TV program "The Dr. Hotze Report" that early on, he had a big revelation that "everybody needs a coach in their life" who will create tension. This tension, he realized, would help them become someone they did not think they could become.
"So at 18 years old, I really became fascinated and motivated by what activates the drive inside of a person to come alive. The knowledge, the skill, the desire, the confidence and I didn't know it at the time. This was 20 to 25 years ago," said Burt, a former women's basketball coach who propelled his team to championships.
"What I was really learning was how to activate what I call today is the 'prey drive' in a person. Prey drive is an instinct to see something with the eyes or in the mind and have the persistence and the intensity to pursue it."
According to Burt, humans have a drive that has not been activated – and a good coach can activate that drive. Hotze agreed, mentioning that almost 90 percent of people don't really know what is happening in their life because they haven't set a goal, plan or purpose for their life.
"They kind of muddle through life without ever really accomplishing anything which is a shame," said the Brighteon.TV host. "That's a lot of human mind power that has gone to waste."
Hotze nevertheless remained optimistic, adding that there are people with God-given skills in their life that have the desire to lead, guide or direct people in the right direction.
The coach stated that people being exposed to something – such as seeing, reading about or being near a person – activates the drive in them to pursue greatness to help people and play at a higher level.
He shared that renowned author Dr. Stephen Covey activated his prey drive and this motivated him to become a leader who makes an impact on people and takes the initiative to do big things. Aside from Covey, his single mother and other things that happened along the way in his life also activated his drive to become an international coach.
In response to Hotze's question about how he transitioned from a basketball coach to a mentor and leader, Burt said several entrepreneurs who purchased his book had asked him to speak before company employees. The speaking engagements led him to retire from athletic coaching at 31 years old.
According to Burt, the prey drive has three requirements:
These are needed to move from point A to point B – which Burt's book defines as "the dominant aspiration or the tangible outcome a person is trying to drive." Moreover, Burt stated that the prey drive is best used to pursue God-given talents, abilities, potential and opportunities.
The coach told Hotze that people need to get their priorities straight and set their goals toward a worthy cause. He commented that it is shocking to know that many people have failed to write down their goals in life. (Related: A Simple Way to Write and Achieve Goals for the New Year.)
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