3-2-1: Quarterbacking Your Family to Score Touchdowns

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Encouraging you to align your daily behaviors continuously

with your priorities in life.”

3-2-1: Quarterbacking Family to Score Touchdowns

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | September 14, 2022


3 Ideas, 2 Quotes, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life wellness and balance habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


“Just as the football quarterback has the responsibility to know each player’s assignments, it is our responsibility as parents to know each of our family members’ needs.

It is our duty as the family quarterback to help guide, coach, and teach them how to score their own touchdowns in life.”



“Scoring wins in life is not easy and takes a lot of hard work. Like the quarterback who leads the team down the field, we often make great gains, and sometimes we have setbacks.

It is in these setbacks where we can learn, grow and turn them into set-ups for future successes.” A bad experience can lead to substantial growth if we show up on the practice field each and every day.”



“It is on the practice field where we build our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Remember, all of our family players are watching how we practice. If we and our co-captains (spouses) wish to pour out everything we have on each other and our children, then it is imperative to fill our cups regularly because we cannot pour from an empty cup.

It is through our mind, body, and spiritual strengths that our children can greatly benefit as they follow us as leaders. The touchdowns of tomorrow are predicated on how we practice today. Don’t have the time or energy? Perhaps rearrange your priorities because I believe nothing is more important to you than your family.

Breaking News: Las Vegas just released the odds on your family is highly favored to win the game!”


2 Quotes from Others


“We can all be successful and make money, but when we die that ends. But when you are significant is when you help other people be successful. That lasts many a lifetime.”

– Lou Holtz, Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach



“Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.”

– Vince Lombardi, One of the Greatest NFL Coaches


1 Question for You

What one area in your life needs more time on the practice field? Who is it affecting? What would you like to do about it? Go for it, you’ve got this!

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If you want to hear more on this subject, please listen to The Get Balanced Podcast with Dr. Donnie, Episode 136, Scoring Touchdowns in Life.



Until next week, may God bless you, and your family, and may the Glory be to God.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson


Work-Life Balance Instructor, Keynote, and online course creator



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The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.