Posts in the ‘Performance Enhancement’ Category

Learn How to Think Like an Elite Athlete by Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is arguably the best player in NHL history.  If you listen to him speak, he says that he was not the biggest player and he did not have the hardest shot, but he had the will to want to score which is what helped him to be so successful.  Wayne Gretzky is now

How to Be More Empathic and Be a Better Communicator

Good and effective communication can be very hard and can need a lot of practice for someone to be good at it.  There are a few simple things that you can do to be a better communicator.  For example, using “I” statements and stating how you think, feel, want, etc rather than using “You” statements. 

3 Ways To Sharpen Your Mental Skills

When it comes to sports or elite performance at any age, mental skills are required to perform at an optimal level. Here are some suggestions to help strengthen your mental skills: Use relaxation and breathing exercises- When there is a lot of pressure on you to perform and you get nervous or anxious, your muscles

Redefining Success in Sports and Life

Former UCLA gymnastics coach, Valerie Kondos Field, helped her team win 7 national titles and she recently spoke at the PAC 12 conference. Her message is quite inspirational, and she talks about the need to change the culture of -win at all costs- and redefine what success looks like in sport and life.  Watch below

NBA Mental Health Initiatives

The NBA had made big strides this year regarding how they are screening for and treating their athletes with mental health issues.  Hopefully, this will help to reduce the stigma for athletes who suffer from mental health issues and they will be more likely to seek professional help.  This also gives hope that other professional

How to Put Yourself in a More Positive and Productive Mood

Many people believe that how you start your day is going to set the tone for the rest of your day.  So, for example, if you get in an early workout, you will have more energy for the day.  Or if you think positive thoughts on your way into work, then you will have a

Secrets to Parenting Successful Children

As a parent of two small children, and even with my education and training, I can say that parenting is a difficult job.  Typically people tend to parent the ways in which they were parented but it is important to think about your parenting style and its effectiveness, even how it relates to each child

Tiger Woods on Winning the 2019 Masters

“How did he do it?” is the question that everybody is asking in regard to Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters.  The reason why everyone is asking that question is because Tiger has had so many setbacks in the last several years. Several setbacks including a number of surgeries and losses in major tournaments that

Can Exercise Prevent Depression???

In many of my blog posts, I talk about the impact physical health can have on mental health and how getting regular exercise can help to better manage their mental health but can exercise prevent depression? Some recent studies suggest there is more evidence than ever before that physical activity does play an important, and

Psychological Techniques to Help Make Exercising More Enjoyable

As I have discussed in many of my blog posts before and a message that I am consistently giving my clients is that exercise has positive effects on not only your physical health but your mental health as well.  Often when discussing this with my clients I will get resistance to the idea of exercising

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