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What makes Shaun White a champion?

As a business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one:

Shaun White wins another Gold medal in snow boarding! What makes Shaun such a champion?

Shaun White was on 60 minutes a few Sundays ago, and he said what all great athletes will state: When the pressure begins, I just turn off my mind and stop thinking-I just react.

During competition, Shaun shuts off his left-analytical side of the brain and his right side of his brain-the reactive side-takes over. In fact, that is what sport psychologists have discovered about being in the zone-it is all right brain.

That is a great lesson for business and sales. When the pressure comes, stop over thinking. Do what your training has alowed you to do-react under pressure. It may not get you a gold medal, but it will give you a winning portfolio.

See more about getting in the zone in Full Throttle.

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a sport psychologist to many professional athletes, motivational speaker, business keynote speaker and sales training speaker. To see more about mental toughness strategies and going Full throttle in your sales, business and life, go to and see his new book, Full Throttle on


About Gregg Steinberg

Dr. Gregg Steinberg is a performance psychology expert, best selling author, and inspirational keynote speaker on the various topics relating to individual and team performance. Google+ Profile Get in touch with Dr. Gregg

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