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Mental Toughness Radio Interview

October 22, 2012

I recently gave an interview to Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished LLC on his weekly radio show and the topic was mental toughness and how it applies to athletics and academics.  The interview is about 20 minutes long and the link appears below.  If you have any thoughts on my responses to his questions, […]

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Information vs. Transformation

August 29, 2012

One of the missions of a coach is to help athletes transform their games so that they become better players in the long term.  In order for this to happen, both coaches and students need to understand the difference between information and transformation.  Let’s use a very simple example to illustrate this. Imagine that you […]

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The Point of Competition

June 16, 2012

What is the point of competition?  Conventional wisdom tells us that winning is the end goal of competition, but I think that is debatable and possibly detrimental to performing one’s best.  In one of the cornerstone works of Positive Psychology, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi states that the point of competition is to […]

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Talk on Mental Toughness

April 24, 2012

On March 27th, I was the guest speaker at the Wellesley Rotary Club in Wellesley, MA and I gave a talk on Mental Toughness – what I think it is and a bit on my own personal journey of discovery in this area.  Video of the speech appears below courtesy of Wellesley Media.  The video […]

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