Troy Miles–Show Notes
Troy Miles is an artist, speaker, basketball trainer and author of “The Virtual Game of Basketball”, which highlights the martial arts of basketball. He considers himself as a “beyond profiteer”, means he gives priceless contributions to people, places and things. Troy’s passion lives in continuous quality improvements and cooking, and he’s the proud father of two young men.
Troy considers basketball to a “martial art”, due to the math, physics and fundamentals of the game itself.
“The mission is to be machine-like across all your skill sets; your technical,
application and focus factors.
Troy came up with this concept while recovering from an injured Achilles tendon
and coaching basketball to kids. It was then that he learned how powerful the
strategy of movement actually was.
“I saw myself as a highly physical person before my injury, but now I’m more of a
net-physical person, which means your prowess is now based on net outcomes. It’s all about being the best player, without being the most physical.
“The most powerful aspect of the virtual game is the programming, or skill acquisition, aspect. Troy considers this the “brain game”.
Mastering this can help people in any area of their lives. Being a father of two bi-racial children is what Troy says makes him a Diversity Dad.
“It takes a certain type of social dexterity to make it work”
When his boys were 9 and 7, Troy and his wife separated, and came up with a very
uncommon co-parenting plan of one-week on, and one-week off, with the kids.
He says that being away from his children for a week at a time was the tough of
co-parenting, although when they were together it gave him the opportunity to
try different things such as cooking and reading them stories.
“It forced me into a higher expression of myself as a parent. I wouldn’t trade it for
Discovering his children’s personalities, likes, dislikes and fears were the most
exciting thing about being a dad to Troy.
“The discovery starts immediately, and it just never stops; I’m looking forward to
the next stages”.
His proudest moment was when he realized he had raised good people.
Troy’s biggest obstacle was the separation with his wife. Along with the boys, who
were 12 and 10 at the time, she relocated to San Diego for over a year.
“There were a lot of tears on my pillow. That was just tough. It didn’t break the
connection or bond though, it just put space in it all.
“He advises parents to encourage their kids to seek and find their passions, and help
them to identify them if needed.”
I really believe every person has some special skill set. The key is to be able to
“Both of his kids have found their passions, one in music (see Interview Links) and
the other in business and wealth building.
www.SeaOfMercury.com (Troy’s son’s band)