Monthly Archives: March 2014


Mentorship: Bringing Out Their BEST

"A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops."- John J. Pershing

Many organizations today fail to tap into their potential. Why? Because the only reward they give their employees, W2 or 1099, is a paycheck. The relationship between the employer and employee never develops beyond that point. Successful organizations take a different approach. In exchange of the work the person gives, he receives not only his paycheck, but he is also nurtured by the people he works for and with. And nurturing has the ability to transform people's lives. 

In order to give people what they need when they get started with NSI International, I create a growth environment based on the "BEST" acronym.  People that join our organization can expect me to….

  • B – Believe in them
  • E – Encourage them
  • S – Share with them
  • T – Trust them

People are more productive when they are nurtured. Why? Because people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. As a result, nurturing creates a strong emotional and professional foundation within people who have leadership potential. Later, using training and development, a leader can be built on that foundation.1465376_700321986657877_87505680_n

Jacksonville Dixie Blues: How To Eat For Football Success

Are you ready for some football?  After spending a couple of hours with the Jacksonville Dixie Blues, I am!  Other than flag football, I haven't played since hanging up my cleats following my 10th grade year in high school. At the time, I played quarterback and strong safety. I stopped playing football in order to concentrate on basketball and to work so that I had gas for my car. My only regret is that I would have started my junior year and the team went on to play in the playoffs for the state championship. It felt great to be back standing in front of a team. 

A football player is intentional about her workouts. She's diligent about her off-season drills. A football player usually practices catching the football over and over again. But there's one area that many football players neglect, and that's the area of diet and nutrition. What is a good football diet? How much does diet affect football performance? 

The Jacksonville Dixie Blues are a women’s tackle football team, playing NFL-style football. The Blues have been playing professional football for almost 12 years and have won more games than any other organized football team in Jacksonville, sporting an overall record of 110-8. The team is made up of  former college athletes as well as business professionals from all backgrounds. They are not only elite athletes, but also firefighters, police officers, health professionals, college coaches, teachers, etc. 

So, since the players are not NFL stars with an enormous budget, I want to recommend four steps the players on the Jacksonville Dixie Blues can take to improve their diet and nutrition for the upcoming championship season. 

1) What Not To Eat

A good football diet sometimes starts with not consuming things that you shouldn't. The two biggest dangers are fast food and sodas. You can't perform at your peak when you're eating food that is over-processed and made for mass production. Sodas are some of the biggest performance inhibitors out there. The high level of sugar and carbonation forces your body to work harder, and takes energy from you, rather than providing the energy you need to perform. If you simply cut out these two items, you'd be a lot better off nutritionally.

2) What To Eat Instead

A good football diet starts first thing in the morning, and many of us don't eat breakfast at all. This is a huge mistake for someone who wants to be a serious athlete. Whether you feel hungry or not, breakfast is a vital meal that sets your energy and metabolism for the rest of the day. I recommend a super protein cereal such as the Vi-Crunch or a meal replacement protein shake such as the Vi-Shake.

As often as possible, eat whole, unprocessed foods. Instead of a bowl of processed cereal for breakfast, eat some steel cut oats with fresh blueberries. Instead of a piece of pizza from the snack bar at school, get fresh sliced meats from the deli at the grocery store, and pack sandwiches. Eat those sandwiches on whole wheat bread, instead of plain white bread. Pack an apple and some peanut butter to grab some extra calories during the afternoon. Little steps here and there can go a long way to boost your performance.

3) Drink Lots of Fluids

You've probably heard this over and over, but you really cannot get enough water and electrolytes. Most people don't stay hydrated. When you're training intensely, your body depends on good hydration to successfully perform and recover. Find a good electrolyte replacement drink to help with this recovery. Keep a water bottle with you during the day, so you're keeping yourself hydrated all day. If you wait until you're thirsty, it's too late! The Vi-Shake is great to have pre, during, and post work outs. It supports lean muscle growth and helps with recovery.

4) Eat On Purpose

A good football diet involves a change in your mindset and developing good habits. If you want to perform at your peak, you have to be intentional about everything that you do including about what you eat. Don't let your diet be something that happens to you, make your diet work for you. Eating, like exercise, needs to be done on purpose if you want to be serious about your performance on the football field and off. Following these simple steps will start you in the right direction.

1618577_10203262763719908_126604388_nThe Jacksonville Dixie Blues take pride in the national status that they have worked so hard to achieve. They are members of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) along with 67 other teams across the United States and Mexico. As three-time national champions as well as national contenders every year since inauguration, the team strives to represent Jacksonville as one of the most challenging and most popular locations in the United States. The Dixie Blues had their first losing season in team history, ending at 3-5 this past season. That alone serves as the motivation these girls need to come back in 2014 faster, smarter, and stronger.


The Brigade has a mission to feed 1000 kids by inspiring 1000 people to lose 10lbs or to add 10lbs of muscle.  I challenge the Jacksonville Dixie Blues to get into the best shape of their life. I challenge each coach, player and supporter to join the Brigade on the Project 10 Challenge. For every 10lbs an individual loses or 10lbs of muscle gained, 30 meals will be donated to an at-risk, overweight, or obese child via charitable organization.



1) Set A Goal.

2) Shoot Your Weigh-In Video.

3) Choose A Kit. Which One Is For You?

4) Track Results And Challenge Others.

5) Shoot And Submit Your Results Video.

To learn more about the Project 10 Challenge, CLICK HERE.

I look forward to an outstanding season. Lets go win another championship!

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About the contributor:

Nathaniel Scott, Jr., MBA, is a former enlisted soldier, war veteran, West Point Cadet, Army Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain. He earned the Army Skill Identifier as a Master Fitness Trainer in the neighborhood. After serving in the military, getting his MBA from George Washington University and completing an executive financial planning program at Georgetown University, he entered the world of finance as a fully-licensed financial advisor and advanced to be CFO of a company once listed as # 155 on INC500s fastest growing companies. Today, Nate is a global Internet entrepreneur, business strategist, coach, speaker, author, and CEO of NSI International, LLC. For more information, please visit or call 904.838.2623.


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