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The Mental Skill That Brings Miracles

If you’re stuck at the same level in your job, your studies or your sport, you need a breakthrough. You may even need a miracle. The good news is that this miracle is available to you. It comes only with the skill that all masters possess, namely, the ability to stay in the present. Every […]

Win More: Identify a Weakness

If you’re not as successful as you would like to be, chances are that there’s just one thing holding you back. I don’t know what it is. But you do. Maybe it’s laziness, or an addiction, or poor time management skills. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there are many things holding you back. […]

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned This Summer

For years I’ve had it wrong. For years I’ve been telling anyone within hearing range — seminars, my teams, this blog, etc. — that there are four levels of goal-setting. First comes thinking of a goal. Second is writing down the goal. Third is carrying the goal around with you. Fourth is checking the goal […]

Improving Your Focus

Your focus is your future. Correct focus can help you perform at your peak, beat the odds and win the big one. The good news is that you have a great ability to focus. If you don’t believe me, think abut the last time you watched a great TV show. You were really locked in. The […]

Focus on Focus

Last night I had the chance to watch a very good coach at work. She had designed a strong practice, and tried to set the tone by writing a quote on top of her whiteboard. It said, “The power of focus is what separates those who are good from those who are great.” When practice […]

The Choice to Finish

I’m back blogging after a grueling few days of putting the finishing touches on my book, “The Improvement Factor: How Winners Turn Practice into Success.” The book finally got done because I’ve learned the same lesson that I preach in my Winner’s Workshops. You can’t try to do several projects at once. If you do, […]

The Worst Advice People Get

If Rogers Hornsby were alive today, he would be celebrating the start of spring training. Hornsby, a Hall of Famer and owner of the second-highest batting average in big-league history behind Ty Cobb, would be right there in Florida and Arizona, even though, technically, only pitchers and catchers must be there this early. At this […]

Team Culture

Let’s start with a trick question. Does your team have a culture? Remember, it’s a trick question. And the answer is yes. Whether in sports, in business or even in your family, your group has a culture. It may be weak or it may be strong, but it’s a culture. It may be positive or […]

What the NFL Draft Can Teach You

This week the biggest game in town is the 2011 Mock NFL Draft. Teams are getting ready for the real event, Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Everyone wants to do well at the draft table. But not everyone does. Why? I remember an article that linked success in the business world […]

Three Qualities of a Big-Leaguer

“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100 percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.” ~ Willie Mays A few days from now, big-league baseball teams will be selecting the top […]