Tag Archives: mental toughness
01
Jan

The Force is your attitude

The new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special effects. From the start of this series, […]

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22
Dec

Goal setting for the upcoming year

The New Year is approaching, and if you are like me, you are a goal setter.   Goals are essential to our success. Psychologists have studied goal-setting for many years and tout their importance to performance. Specifically, goals get you focused on your task, keep you inspired under difficult times, and foster strategies to attain […]

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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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07
Aug

Jimmy Walker Breathes to his first major-2016 PGA championship

Congrats to Jimmy Walker on winning your first major! JW won the 2016 PGA championships and he deserved it with his amazing ball striking and putting. You can imagine how nervous he may have felt coming down the stretch. JW did not admit it as he looked cool as a cucumber but he was nervous […]

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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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28
Dec

Awaken the Force Within

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is astronomical in terms of its praise and financial success. The Star Wars saga appeals to us in so many ways. Some enjoy the sci-fi aspect and imagine how our lives will be in the future. Others enjoy the cutting-edge special effects. From the start of this […]

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08
Sep

Need Grit? Need to be Unstoppable? Check out how the Wright brothers did it

Due to a popular TED talk by Dr. Angela Duckworth as well as her best-selling book, Grit has captured the attention of the world as a main ingredient to the success formula. But what is grit? And more importantly, how can you develop grit in your life? To best answer this question, let’s turn the […]

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16
Aug

Purpose makes you mentally tough for life

How do I stop procrastinating? How do I gain more confidence in myself? How can I reduce my fears and anxiety? I typically get these three key questions from people who are struggling with their career. There are no easy answers to being mentally and emotionally tough. However, the best answer is to fill your […]

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27
Apr

Fire Your Bad Inner Caddy-Master your inner voice

Two weeks ago, we witnessed a new superstar in the golf world. Jordan Spieth dominated the Masters Tournament, eventually tying the all-time scoring record at the Augusta National golf course. If you watched Spieth that week, or any week on the PGA Tour, you will notice how much he chatters with his caddy, Michael Greller. […]

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10
Feb

Would you fail the Marshmallow Test? A case of willpower

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control (2014), Walter Mischel describes decades of research related to willpower. In his now famous test conducted in the 1960’s, Mischel and his colleagues sat four year olds at a desk and in front of them was a marshmallow. They then told the children that they would […]

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