Norv Turner: From Rookie Coach To Super Bowl Winner By Satisfying Straightforward Needs

 Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

In 1991, Dallas Cowboys owner Jimmie Johnson hired third choice Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. Turner’s only NFL experience was as the wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Rams. Turner helped quarterback Troy Aikman become a legend. Aikman explained how Norv Turner created straightforward success for the entire team:

“His biggest thing for us has been that he does not allow players to do things that they’re not good at doing,” Aikman said during the Super Bowl week. “If there’s something that I throw well, we’ll throw it. If there’s something I don’t throw well, regardless of how much he thinks it’s going to work, we will not throw it during the game. And receivers do not run routes that they don’t run well. And he’s very adamant about that.”

Aikman spoke in more detail about the straightforward success Norv Turner created in his Undeniable with Joe Buck interview:

Joe Buck:

“What does a great offensive coordinator (Norv Turner) do for a quarterback? What did Norv specifically do for you?”

Troy Aikman:

“It sounds simple, but he took what everyone does best and he
had ‘em do what they do best. You know, I didn’t throw this
particular corner route particularly well. Jim Everett of the Rams
did, and they threw a lot of them. And I never got comfortable
with the throw. And we didn’t throw it. He just said, “Forget it.”
You know, what I did throw well, I threw the dig routes well,
20 yard in routes. We threw the comebacks… And that’s what
I did.

And (Michael) Irvin ran those well. You know, that’s what he did.
He wasn’t just gonna blow by the people all the time, so we didn’t
ask him to do it.

Emmitt (Smith) wasn’t a guy who could catch a lot of balls out of
the backfield. He would catch swing passes and that type of thing,
and that’s what we did with him.

It sounds really simple, but for some reason, most offensive
coordinators don’t go about it that way, and it worked for us.
You know, when we talk about the triplets — me, Michael, and
Emmitt — credit Norv for our successes. You know, he was the
right guy at the right place at the right time, and he got us really
where we wanted to go.”

Norv Turner satisfied the players’ physical needs to do what they were good at doing. That straightforward physical success led to the mental and emotional success of winning Super Bowls.

Another Win For People Doing What They’re Good At Doing

Smart teenagers from five countries gave themselves straightforward success in a United Technologies Future of Buildings and Cities Challenge:

“Once the students signed up to participate, they self-selected
into teams based on interests and skills, and developed their
collaborative designs using Launchpad.”

Judges selected their building as the winning design.

“6 Teens designed this wacky green building of the future”
Eillie Anzilotti
Fast Company
July 27, 2018

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“The Norv Turner Story, From Beginning To End Zone”
Dave Sell
The Washington Post
August 30, 1994

“The Story of Norv Turner: Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator”
John Gennaro
Bolts From The Blue
June 26, 2012

Undeniable with Joe Buck
“Troy Aikman”
2015

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Straightforward Success From Slices Of Pizza

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

One day, a customer at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia asked the owner of the store a question that launched pay-it-forward pizza. The customer wanted to know if he could buy a slice of pizza for a homeless person. Owner Mason Wartman said yes.

A slice of pizza at Rosa’s costs $1. By July 8, 2015, customers of Rosa’s had bought more than 10,000 slices of pizza for their homeless neighbors. The wall is now covered with Post-it notes. Notes to redeem for free slices of pizza. Notes of encouragement from the people who buy the pizza. Notes of gratitude from people who now have the security of having something to eat everyday.

With pizza in their stomachs, some of the homeless customers succeeded at getting jobs through their own efforts. Other homeless customers stopped committing petty crimes to get money for food. Homeless customers offer to sweep the restaurant floor or take out the garbage. Wartman hired three homeless people to work in his pizza shop, giving them the chance they wanted to work hard. For Wartman they are “who I want here.”

“A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.”
Maz Ali
upworthy.com

“Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time”
Elizabeth Fiedler
NPR
January 15, 2015

“The Pizza Man”
Reader’s Digest
July 8, 2015

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Satisfying Needs Leads to Straightforward Success Instead Of Juvenile Delinquency

Originally published July 23, 2014.

Republished February 17, 2016 after a web host transfer.

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

In 2005, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Schools of Human Ecology and Social Work and the University of Wisconsin–Extension, Cooperative Extension submitted a report to Wisconsin Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission and the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance about the most cost-effective programs for preventing juvenile delinquency. These programs satisfied the social, emotional, and educational needs of children, parents, and families. Children who went through these programs with their parents and families were likely to become effective adults in society.

The most cost effective prevention programs included:

preschool education

home visitation programs

parent education

social and emotional learning programs for school-aged children

The programs satisfied needs effectively because:

quality and intensity of services were high

staff members were well trained

program visions were well articulated with strong conceptual bases

The community accountability programs and therapeutic interventions were most effective when they lasted long periods of time, but they still cost far less than incarcerating juveniles. Satisfying the needs of children, parents, and families allowed the children to create straightforward success for themselves.

“What Works, Wisconsin: What Science Tells Us about Cost-Effective Programs for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention”
Stephen A. Small, Arthur J. Reynolds, Cailin O’Connor, and Siobhan M. Cooney
University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools of Human Ecology and
Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension
June 2005

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Satisfying Employee Straightforward Needs Satisfies Employer Straightforward Needs: Prescriptions & Productivity

Originally published January 15, 2014.

Revised and republished November 12, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

Pitney Bowes, Inc. (postage meters, mail machines, etc.) decided to pay for employee prescriptions for diabetes, hypertension, and asthma drugs. With their straightforward physical need for medications satisfied, the employees were able to spend more days on the job. These satisfied employees were able to satisfy the company’s straightforward need for more productivity. Pitney Bowes enjoyed a return on their investment within the first year.

The city of Asheville, North Carolina decided to pay for employee prescriptions for diabetic drugs. Satisfying employee’s straightforward physical need for their medications created such straightforward success for the city that Asheville began paying for hypertension and asthma drugs as well.

“Employers save by paying more for workers’ medicines”
Katie Merx
Stevens Point Journal
January 5, 2006

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Straightforward Sports Success Makes Other Successes More Likely

Originally published September 4, 2013.

Republished November 2, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

When parents, coaches, and teachers satisfy the needs of girls to play sports, they set girls up to be more likely to achieve the following successes through their own efforts. Even just swimming at community pools achieves many of these benefits:

Healthy hearts

Strong immune systems

Resilient bones

Healthy weight

Low risk for breast and other cancers

Low chance of becoming diabetic

Emotional health

Ability to leave an abusive man

Avoiding teen pregnancy

Nike created an ad about many of these successes:

“37 Words That Changed Women’s Lives Forever”
Brian Rea
More Magazine
June 2012, pages 70-75

“8 Health Benefits of Swimming, According to Science, (+5 Tips to Help You Swim Better)”
Jen Reviews

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