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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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07
May

The Michelangelo Effect in Golf

The struggle makes you mentally tough. One of the biggest problems I always encounter when working with young athletes is that the spoiled ones can’t handle the pressure. They get everything they want in life, so that they lack the mental fortitude when a difficulty occurs on the course. J.B. Holmes has had some serious […]

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26
Apr

Avoid paralysis by analysis

Matt Kuchar, the RBC Heritage champion, looks like he has a hitch in his swing. Right before he takes the club back, he picks his club off the ground and hovers it for a split second above the ball. Then he proceeds with his backswing. This maneuver is actually his trigger to kick start his […]

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22
Apr

Bubba Watson wins Masters with an attitude of gratitude

If you saw Sunday’s final round of the 2014 Masters Championship, you were rewarded with the magnificence of Bubba Watson. Not only was he hitting the golf ball over 300 yards at will, his irons were laser-like at every pin. His amazing play led to him capturing his second green jacket at Augusta National. However, […]

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14
Apr

Elon Musk has no fear of failure so he soars

Experts have called him the Steve Jobs of the car business. Elon Musk was raised in South Africa and as a young boy was fascinated with computer programming. He sold his first game programming at age 12 and was destined for Silicon Valley. Out of college, he started his first company with his brother, and […]

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10
Apr

American Hustle teaches us a valuable business lesson

American Hustle,” while one of the year’s best movies, also teaches us a powerful business lesson. Bradley Cooper plays a fumbling FBI neophyte who wants to make a quick name for himself. He entices Christian Bale and Amy Adams, whom he catches on a con, to help him learn the con game. His goal is […]

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