#InspiredCoaching: Putting in time pays off

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo puts his hands in the air, reacting to a play in the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium.
Oct 6, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; Navy Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo reacts in the first quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Winning the lottery may be the answer to all your problems. You can pay off your bills, help out your friends and family, and put the rest toward bigger goals.

But that sort of instant gratification is extremely rare – like 1 in 292 million rare. Most people have to work hard and put in their time to reach their goals.

That includes successful college football coaches and successful Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs).

Sticking with it

Ken Niumatalolo, head football coach for the U.S. Naval Academy, worked at three different colleges over the course of 18 years before he earned his head coach title. Now he’s the winningest coach in the history of Navy football.

Niumatalolo shared his story with USA TODAY along with other college coaches and successful Amway Independent Business Owners as part of the Amway Coaches’ Poll partnership between Amway, USA TODAY and the American Football Coaches Association.

The partnership is an example of Amway’s commitment to #InspiredCoaching.

“I learned a lot from those head coaches,” Niumatalolo said. “A good coach plays a huge role in life.”

Finding the time

Amway IBO Bhargavi Arrunategui also shared her story of working hard for success. She attended graduate school while working full time, but saw her Amway business as a path toward financial stability.

So she made time to work at it at least five hours a week. After earning a master’s degree, she was able to dedicate more time to Amway. Now she earns a good living and enjoys a flexible lifestyle.

“I saw that Amway business owners had control over their lives,” she said. “That really attracted me.”

Rewards for hard work

Read more about the rewards for hard work and putting in the time at USATODAY.com, including a video featuring Niumatalolo, Penn State Head Coach James Franklin and University of Oregon Head Coach Mario Cristobal.

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