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28
Sep

The Bridge between mediocrity and greatness is risk!

Theodore Roosevelt acknowledged his penchant for risk taking when he spoke before the Hamilton Club in Chicago in 1899 when he told his audience these infamous words: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy […]

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17
Sep

Feel the Power of Pride

This month, Serena Williams gave a virtuoso performance to win the U.S. Open. She dominated the tournament. To anyone who saw this tennis match, it was obvious that all her opponents were clearly outmatched and outgunned. Her strength and speed were too much too handle for the women’s tennis world — Serena did not lose […]

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07
Sep

Let it Be is more than a Beatles’ philosophy

My first album was “Let it Be” by the Beatles. There are so many songs on the album that are pure magic, like Across the Universe, Long and winding Road, and of course, the theme song “Let it be”. I played that album until the grooves wore out. Then, by chance, I came across the […]

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16
Aug

Vision is essential to your success and happiness

Superstar. That is the vision for Rory McIlroy. In a recent interview, Rory did not tell the media that he wants to win more tournaments or majors, or even stay No. 1 in the golfing world. His vision is much greater. After winning last week’s PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy has four majors under his belt […]

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03
Aug

Use the Michelangelo Effect to Boost your energy

Earlier this summer, I had the great pleasure to travel to Florence, Italy, with my family. Walking the streets of this Renaissance city, you feel transported back in time. At every turn you see amazing architecture, such as the Duomo di Firenze by Filippo Brunelleschi. Walk into any church and your eyes feast upon beautiful […]

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17
Jul

Be Your Best Friend Like Wimbledon Champ

Novak Djokovic has been one of the most dominant players in the tennis world for the past 5 years, but now he found himself in a slump, not winning a major for over a year. Earlier this month, Novak had reached the finals at Wimbledon and he was facing the greatest tennis player who ever […]

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28
Jun

What Alexander Hamilton Needed: The Legacy of EQ Emotional Intelligence

This coming Friday is my favorite holiday, July 4th. It is a truly remarkable moment in time when we had a group of amazing individuals, known as our founding fathers, get together and create the foundation for our wonderful nation. This is a day we should celebrate with joy as well as reverence. But I […]

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17
Jun

Get the squeeze on pressure

With the oppressing heat of the summer comes lots of perspiration. In psychological terms, pressure can also make us perspire under the heat of competition. Besides the sweat factor, pressure also makes us go to our dominant response. This is one of the oldest psychological principles-we go to our main habit under stress. I call […]

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25
May

Use Positive Psychology for dealing with rejection

Heidi Shierholz, an economist for the Economy Policy Institute, said the Class of 2014 will be the sixth consecutive graduating class to enter the labor market during a period of profound weakness. Put bluntly, the college graduates who just received their diplomas will taste the bitterness of adversity in this job market. They will be […]

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12
May

Martin Kaymer wins Players with key putt

The shot that will live in The Player’s Championship historical vault is the par saving putt by Martin Kaymer on the 17th hole. It was 28 feet and had almost ten feet of break, but more importantly, Kaymer needed to make this putt to keep his lead.  He sank it, made another great two putt […]

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