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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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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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