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Archive for June, 2012

How to Become Great at Anything

Do you want to be a great coach? Athlete? Entrepreneur? No matter what you’d love to do, you must rely either on nature (innate talent) or nurture (skill acquired through practice and feedback). The question is, which one? For baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, there was no doubt. His opinion — and Cobb had […]

The Belief That Is Holding You Back

Chances are we’ve never met. I don’t know what you do, or where you live, or how old you are. But I do know two things about you. First, you want more out of your life. You want to do more, get more, be more, win more. You know it, too. Otherwise, why would you […]

Why Coffee Shops Are Good for You

Do you know a great spot where you can relax and have a cup of coffee? You need not be tempted to feel guilty about the hours you spend there. They’re not wasted. In fact, research shows that the opposite is true. According to an article in The Atlantic, crowded coffee shops actually fire up […]

What Others Say About You

A heat wave in the Northeast makes it a refreshingly good time to discuss someone who made his living on the ice. Wayne Gretzky is a Hall of Fame hockey player whose exploits earned him the nickname “The Great One.” What a nickname! But this post is not about hockey or Wayne Gretzky. It’s about […]

The Genius of Genius

Someone once asked Albert Einstein if he kept a notebook to record his great ideas. “Ideas?” he said. “I’ve only ever had one.” That one idea — the Theory of Relativity — marked Einstein as one of the greatest minds in history. Not everyone will match him in terms of impact, but everyone can copy […]

How Hockey Goalies Do It

Somebody once told me that if you knew the secret to how magicians do their tricks, you would never watch magic again. It’s that boring. For instance, when a girl turns into a tiger, it’s just a simple switch with a trap door. See? Boring. The same is true with goaltending in the National Hockey […]