Win the Mental Game

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How to prepare your mind for competition and success When it comes to getting ready for competition, your mental preparation means more than you might realize. I often call this the “game within the game.” If you have been a competitive athlete at all in your life, you can probably recall a time when your mental state caused you to perform better or worse. What you might not realize, however, is that you can achieve peak performance

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Management tells the workforce that change is important. They invest millions in new equipment and systems – that's change for the infrastructure. They send people to training for new equipment and systems – that's change for the people involved. They send the management team to leadership training and watch for different behaviors, but sometimes management interaction doesn't change like management hoped. Why not? Often management teams expect change but do not give themselves permission to

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"I'm a victim of domestic violence." That's one phrase you'll never hear emanating from my mouth. Even though I spent three years engaged to marry someone who verbally and physically abused me, I never once entertained the thought of myself as a victim. Perhaps it's because I define a victim as one without power. True, in some circumstances we are unprepared or momentarily ill-equipped to protect ourselves from the unexpected disturbances life presents us. Driving

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Can you describe one of the main obstacles that seem to keep most entrepreneurs stuck?  As I see it not only as a Coach, but having experienced it personally, its being or getting FOCUSED on what I’m trying to achieve through my talk, seminar or service.  I know that most of us want to serve the greater good.  We see the big picture.  The problem for most of us is that our audiences don’t!  They

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Let's hit this one out of the park! Sports metaphors infuse the language of business. I bring this up because of some recent meetings with corporations. My approach to these corporations has been that mental training will help their employees (athletes) perform at a higher level. The reply was that while they believed in the concept, there doubt was that someone from the sports world could communicate with many of their highly technical employee’s (geeks

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Studies show that more than 90% of people are most motivated by intrinsic motivators—as opposed to extrinsic ones, such as money. In fact, numerous studies show that using money as a motivator can, and often does, act as a disincentive for people, as it also inhibits their creativity. That said, underpaying people is also a disincentive to people. So, how can you best inspire people to feel intrinsic motivation from within? One’s definition of purpose

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(This post follows from our themes in previous posts. It might appear to be heresy, but worry not, my capitalism and democracy friends. We discuss here one important part of how we lift capitalism to its high and true potential. This post offers a perspective far too long missed).   What? Surely anyone with a scintilla of understanding of the business of business knows the assertion in this title amounts to blasphemy. Throughout commercial time,

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Build your company using the athlete within you I get this question a lot during presentations to companies or associations, so I thought I would dedicate some time to it. I get asked or told, depending on the person asking the question. Why sport psychology and what does it have to do with business? Now generally I answer with a series of metaphors like making a big sale is hitting one out of the park

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    Corporate Nutrition Lesson #1:  Fast Easy Weight Loss Recipes BFI Power Protein Shakes Fast Easy Weight Loss Recipes BFI Power Protein Shakes Click on the link above and watch this short YouTube video to learn how to make my BFI Power Protein Shakes. The free recipe is attached to this blog post. This is one of my BFI tribe’s favorite go to Fat Blaster & Fast Easy Weight Loss Recipes. Amazingly it builds

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Survey Results

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I recently concluded a survey concerning the future of leadership in America.  Eighty-eight businesses and organizations participated in the survey.  Participants included hospitals, automobile manufacturers, school corporations, fast food restaurants, a communications company and various small family-owned businesses.  The questions and responses are below.  Question #1-Does your organization have a succession plan to fill leadership roles of those who are soon to retire? 57% of those responding do have a leadership succession plan.  43% do

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