peak performance

It’s difficult for me to watch the interview Lance Armstrong held with Oprah Winfrey. Here is a man who cheated by using performance-enhancing drugs. And finally, he admits the truth. Apparently he never learned the mantra, “Cheaters never prosper.” Perhaps cheating could be forgiven, but this is not an ordinary cheater. This is a man [...]

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Warning: this is not my typical kind of post… Every where we look it seems that sex scandals rock the news. Today it’s Penn State and their legendary football coach Joe Paterno. How sad. You know I love the world of sports and sports performance. I spend a lot of energy now using sports psychology [...]

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Kristan came home from kindergarten one day and looked for her big brother Jordan, who was already an athlete in the 3nd grade. In her “Elmer Fudd” accent she expressed her dismay. “Jowden, we played this game in P.E. today where they roll a ball to us and we’re ‘upposed to kick it!” “You mean [...]

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I had not seen my oldest sister Joi for at least 4 years. She still lived in Spokane, Washington, but this summer day she was visiting me in Middle Tennessee. I couldn't wait to show her the beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls right by my house.  Since the State Park is right by my home, [...]

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Is attitude really all it's cracked up to be? In my field as a motivator, I have certainly heard my share of speeches about attitude. I've heard speakers holler about how our altitude is determined by our attitude, and It's not our I.Q. that matters, but our "I will." I've told my children at times [...]

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