The Beginners Mindset

How can the athlete get the most out of their coaches?  Kevin Eastman, assistant coach of the Boston Celtics, suggest players have a beginners mindset. In his article called The Beginners, Kevin is talking about the veteran player’s mindset that coaches want. I believe this beginners mindset applies to all players, especially those under 30 … Read more The Beginners Mindset

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Don’t Sabotage Yourself

Often we say we want something and then we take actions that are exactly what not to do.  Getting in our way or coming up with reasons why we won’t be successful so why try, are what psychologists call “self-handicapping.” Self-handicapping is defined in Wikipedia as, a method of preserving self-esteem through the use of … Read more Don’t Sabotage Yourself

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You Know What You Should Do, But Why Don’t You Do It?

Back in 2000, Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer wrote a book called “The Knowing-Doing Gap:How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action.” An article in Fast Company magazine called “Why Can’t We Get Anything Done?” by Alan M. Webber, list the 16 rules that explain why so little gets done and what you can do … Read more You Know What You Should Do, But Why Don’t You Do It?

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Performance Statement – How to Improve Yours

The average person has up to 60,000 thoughts per day. Why not make them self-created and truly positive thoughts? From a mental perspective the most tried and true way to enhance performance is through self-confidence. Positive self-talk enhances self-confidence which enhances performance. Internal dialogue significantly influences performance. A performance statement specifically identifies the process of … Read more Performance Statement – How to Improve Yours

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