Archive | May, 2009
21
May

Move Over James Brown. Ryan Seacrest Is The Hardest Working Man In Show Business.

Hi Gregg & Friends, While everyone is abuzz about Kris Allen’s upset victory over Adam Lambert on Season 8 of  American Idol, I am more interested in discussing the hardest working man in show business, America Idol host, Ryan Seacrest. There’s a reason he’s at the top of his game.  First off, what he does […]

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20
May

Shawn Johnson wins Dancing with the Stars

Shawn Johnson wins DWTS. Yes, she is cute and yes she is a gymnast, and yes, she had a great chance of winning from the start. But it goes much deeper than that. I did a mental toughness segment on DWTS last season and stated that these stars have to be mentally, emotionally, and physically […]

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10
May

Use humor like President Obama

The famed golfer, Jimmy Demaret once said, “It is said that we should give an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth-I believe that is a bit harsh-I believe in a joke for a joke”. He knew humor was one of the best antidotes to performing your best and perhaps that helped him win […]

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08
May

The Louder He Yells, The Calmer I'll Be

Hi Gregg & Friends, I was a little wired last night after teaching my hosting class at TVI Actors Studio in NYC so I was up late watching Charlie Rose and his extraordinary guest, Neel Kashkari.  For those a little out of the loop like I was, Mr. Kashkari was the Assistant Secretary for International […]

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05
May

Lebron James wins MVP

Lebron James wins his first NBA MVP. And I meant first, because we all know it is one of many. Did you see his appearance on 60 minutes a few weeks back. Lebron James came across as a very mature man who knows his destiny-to be the best basketball player in the NBA. While he […]

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04
May

Rallying stocks breed confidence

The Standard & Poor’s index has rallied 29%. The 9.4% April gain was the best in 9 years. What does this all mean? We have a collective unconscious as Jung has stated. When we as a society believe things are going bad, we stop buying and the stock market falls. But, if we as a […]

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02
May

Be mentally tough on the Swine Flu

To paraphrase William Shakespeare-our horrible imaginings are much worse than our reality. People are imagining the worst with the swine flu. Friends have told me not to travel. Vice President Joe Biden mentioned on national TV to be careful with your travel-and now many people are in a panic. Will it become a pandemic? Will […]

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01
May

Intention: Get Your Head In The Game

Hello Gregg and Friends, Asst Head Coach Barbara here with your Friday morning post.  Last night I started a new session of my television hosting class at TVI Studios in New York and the start of a new class always gets me thinking about Intention.   Most people come in thinking they’ll learn to read host […]

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