Archive: Mindfulness

Meditation can help confine yourself to the present

Confine Yourself to the Present to Achieve Victory

January 8, 2020

One of the most important aspects of the mental game is the ability to focus on the moment at hand. To keep your attention on the performance itself and how you are operating within it. Challenging matches can become very stressful if you let them. In these moments distractions and an unruly focus can take […]

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Savoring Life – 50 for 50 Idea #49

December 31, 2018

As 2018 winds down, it’s time to look ahead to 2019 and ways to make it a great year. Would you like to be happier in 2019? Of course, you would. So in the final 50 for 50 blog post of 2018, I want to share with you an evidence-based way of increasing your happiness […]

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50 for 50 Idea #30: Organize your space for clarity

September 2, 2018

When it comes to having a clean and organized space, the Japanese World Cup Soccer team are experts. Click here to see how they cleaned up their locker room after their exit from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They even left a thank you card! Not only does this show respect for the facility […]

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50 for 50 Idea #3: Stretch More!

January 25, 2018

In my last blog post, I wrote about the value and benefits of beginning a yoga practice. This idea resonated with a lot of people, but perhaps you’re like me and you need to pay even more attention to your joint mobility and flexibility. Many people don’t focus on daily stretching, but as I have […]

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50 for 50 Idea #2: Start A Weekly Yoga Practice

January 18, 2018

In our continuing series of 50 for 50, welcome to idea #2: start a weekly yoga practice. The first time I did yoga, I hated it. I know that’s a bit of an odd start to a blog post promoting a once a week yoga routine, but hear me out. The class I hated was […]

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50 for 50 Idea #1 – Start a Mindfulness Practice

January 11, 2018

Recently, I turned 50 years old (ouch) and to commemorate that milestone, I sent an email to my blog subscribers with 50 ideas for performance improvement in 2018.  The response to the list was very positive, so I thought I could do a little “xtra” and write a blog post about each of the 50 […]

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What to do when you’re not playing well

October 27, 2016

A short story from a practice match I played recently… The wind was in my face and I was getting ready to serve for the first time in the match. I don’t have a very big serve and even a little bit of wind against me can make it more ordinary than usual. My opponent […]

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The Art of Unlearning

June 20, 2016

Would you be surprised to learn that a major part of the process of becoming excellent is unlearning? Sure, learning new techniques is important, but the unlearning process addresses the habits and beliefs that we have that limit our ability to reach true excellence. It is in this space that you can become truly elite. […]

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Where Mental Toughness Lives

September 3, 2015

I recently finished reading George Mumford’s “The Mindful Athlete,” and it reminded me of the importance of committing to a meditation practice on a daily basis so that I can be at my best more often. One of the benefits of such practice that I have come to appreciate is the ability to suspend judgment […]

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