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10
Apr

What you can learn from the new Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia

Acceptance–This was the key mental game ingredient that lifted the new Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, to victory. In his younger days, Sergio Garcia would get upset when the bounces and breaks did not go his way. But as he matured as a person, Sergio Garcia stated that he learned to accept what Augusta National gives […]

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26
Feb

Which is the best emotional response following a missed shot?

Should I show my emotions during a round or stay calm? This is a question that I typically get asked from top level golfers. To answer this key question, let’s examine the winners of the last two events on the PGA tour. Jordan Spieth, winner at the AT&T Pebble Beach Proam, is fiery like a […]

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09
Sep

Slumpbust like a champion!

Not long ago, Rory Mcilroy was the number one player in the world. With four majors, amazing power and youth on his side, it seemed like Rory would dominate golf for years to come. Then he fell into an amazing putting slump. Rory recently mentioned that he lost his confident so bad that he only […]

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15
Aug

Gold Medal Mind-Set

If you are like me, and millions of viewers, you have been watching the Rio Olympics. As we all hope for and wish to witness, there has been some exceptional performances at the highest level of competition. Some that come to mind are Michael Phelps in the 200 Individual Medley in which he won gold […]

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24
Jul

Vacations are needed to revitalize yourself

We are in the midst of summer. During these months, many people head to the beach and visit great resort areas such as Hilton Head or Panama City. Many others will cool off with a mountain breeze in the Smokies or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now is the time for rest, relaxation, and recovery. […]

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26
Jun

Let “Hamilton” teach you how to Fail Forward.

Last Week, Leslie Odom Jr. won the 2016 Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Smash hit, Hamilton, has won him immense acclaim for his performance. Not only is Leslie an amazing actor, but his singing and dancing is phenomenal. But Leslie was not always as successful […]

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06
Jun

How Muhammad Ali taught us emotional toughness

A true legend and icon of sport passed this week. Muhammad Ali was not only champion of the boxing world, but also he was a world champion activist. He stood up for his beliefs with action. Ali also loved to recite poetry and was beloved for his wit. He was an inspiration to millions when […]

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06
May

The Secret to Influence-ALPS

Communication is the soul of selling. Great communicators have the power of influence with their message. The good news is that science has discovered key tools of influence so that you could possess this power with the right words at the right time. Robert Cialdini is one of the foremost experts in the science of […]

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10
Apr

Find Serenity like Rob Lowe

Most books come with the slight hope that a few parts will be worthy of your time. Rob Lowes’ “The stories I only tell my friends: An autobiography” makes your time pass so quickly because it is both an entertaining and informative gem. Rob Lowe starts the book with a story of John F. Kennedy […]

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22
Feb

Embrace Feedback Like Harper Lee

Do you value constructive criticism? Do you see feedback as a growth opportunity? Luckily for us, Harper Lee did. With her passing this month, many poignant stories are being retold in the media. One that intrigued me was her positive take with constructive criticism. When Harper Lee sold her first manuscript, Set a Watchman, the […]

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