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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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17
Feb

Be Creative like the Beatles with practice.

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four becoming living legends when they showcased their immense musical genius on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Many experts have noted that the Beatles’ music inspired a generation to see the world in a new light. Some musicologists claim their music, like that of Beethoven and […]

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15
Dec

Be a best seller with the expertise of Malcom Gladwell

Malcom Gladwell communicates with a magical touch. Gladwell, one of the most successful authors of our generation, has sold more than 5 million books. While he has many knockouts such as “Blink” and “Outliers,” his biggest hit, “The Tipping Point,” has been a best-seller for more than 15 years. Gladwell’s system for being a marvelous […]

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