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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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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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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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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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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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16
Mar

Live Fearlessly and let go of your ego to be your best

A great self-help book is worth its weight in gold. Many people believe they should read self-help only when they are depressed or feeling worthless. Rather, most self-help books focus on the other end of the continuum. A great self-help book helps you to live a more fulfilled existence and find authentic happiness. One of […]

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03
Mar

Matthew McConaughey Wins Oscar and uses this acting technique

Shakespeare’s profound words resonate truly: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Each of us plays different roles throughout the day — parent, friend, colleague, mentor, salesperson, boss, spouse and many more. Given that we are actors in this play called life, would it not be advisable to see […]

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