Can You Really Turn Adversaries Into Allies?

October 28, 2013

I just read a great new book by Bob Burg. It’s called  Adversaries Into Allies- Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. Bob told me that he feels this is the book he was put on the planet to write. Wow. That’s quite a feeling.  I do consider Bob a personal friend of mine, but [...]

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Adam Wainwright – Overcoming Frustration

October 24, 2013

So it’s no secret Adam Wainwright was a bit rattled last night in game 1 of the World Series against Boston.  It was tough to watch such great players struggle under the power of that negative energy.  In a weird way, it also probably brought consolation to every little leaguer, high schooler, and college player [...]

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How to Overcome Negative Energy

October 22, 2013

Do you ever feel doomed under the power of doubt, dread and discouragement? Sometimes even the toughest competitors feel like nothing is going their way. One player told me, “I just feel doomed!” How can you overcome such negative energy?  Here’s an idea: Consider those emotions natural, like the law of gravity. Sure, there is [...]

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Rage and Serenity

September 30, 2013

I’ve never met a competitor who did not love taking charge of a situation when something needed to change. You know how you are. You embrace philosophies like, “Don’t wait for opportunity to knock, go make something happen.” “You don’t have to get it perfect, just get it going.” “Quitters never win and winners never [...]

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9 Promises to Bring You Happiness

August 9, 2013

  This week I found myself coming back again and again to a list of “happiness promises” by John Wooden. Peter Doumit had recorded this list in his book, More of…What I Know About Baseball is what I know about Life. They really need no expounding upon, but printing this list out and putting it [...]

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