It’s All About Perspective!

What you say to yourself and others (the quality of your internal and external communication) has a lot to do with your representation of any given event. We have seen athletes lose, fail a shot, make an error or perform poorly, and talk about the event or beat themselves up for days. We’ve also had…

“E” Is for Energy

I heard something the other day that struck me, “You can be a victim of change or a victor over change.” Although I’m not convinced any of us can overcome change, we can use it, capitalize on it and flow with it. It has been my experience that in order to make a remarkable change,…

The Power of Failure

The mere mention of the word FAILURE for some people creates an emotional knot that is tied to a conclusion of pain and anxiety. When we think of our past failures, there can be a powerful association, an association that creates a visual program of irretrievable loss, a finale, an ending. But, for me failure…

What You Say Is What You Get

What we say and how we say it has an amazing power sub-consciously in our determination and perception of the events in our life. I have a friend who said something to me that made me think about just how influential our choice of words and phrases can be toward our perspective, “I have to…

Utilizing Your Internal Communication

When coaching college basketball players and helping them to use mental performance techniques to improve their game performance, I’ve made some interesting observations. I watched a team shoot free throws for about an hour and when some of the players missed, they would

Life Happens FOR You, Not TO You!

Although we have little control over the stress we face in our lives, what we can control is how well we respond to these problems. We realize we can limit our risk factors, but we cannot control how or when we may be challenged. We can, however, control how we respond. People who are highly…

Where Do You Want To Go?

Did You Know? You become what you think about MOST of the time. I have a favorite saying, “Your mind always moves in the direction of your dominant thoughts.” The result of this profound principle is… You get what you focus on. When you focus on your problems, your mind will be problem focused, in contrast,…

Never, Never, Ever Give Up

There is a defined procedure to developing what we know as Mental Toughness. Here are four of many, of the mental qualities necessary to 
be the person you want to be. Each of the four qualities will support each other, strengthening your behavior and mindset synergistically.


A person’s will is one of the most powerful forces in our world. Your will can enable you to do things you would never dream possible. The force behind will is passion. The more driven you are, the more will you possess to accomplish whatever you seek out to do.