Partner, Admiral Capital Group (overseeing $50 million worth of real estate investments), and former center for the San Antonio Spurs
"Up until retiring from basketball, I always had someone else do my scheduling for me. If I knew my guidelines, I could always fit in the training and other time I needed. But [studying at] the Naval Academy and professional basketball were very me-centric types of [things]. If I took care of what I was supposed to do, I could have high levels of success. I was trying to hide from people so I could do my job. Now, in the business world, it's exactly the opposite—how many people can I get to work at their peak performance? So I make sure I find time to pray in the morning. It puts me in the right frame of mind to make sure my decisions are based on all those around me, as opposed to what I think or want at the moment."
"Make sure my son's up for school, make him lunch, and get in my
"I've started using iThoughts to write speeches. You put something as the most central point, and from there you branch off. It's not like sitting down and writing a bunch of pages—I just put down my triggers, and it helps organize them."
"Do everything in the right frame of mind."
"I don't think there's anything [I do] consistently. I try to hang with my wife. I think it keeps your relationship strong and makes you face each other each day."
A version of this article appeared in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine.