Nothing to Prove
Jun30

Nothing to Prove

You got a fast car I want a ticket to anywhere Maybe we make a deal Maybe together we can get somewhere Any place is better Starting from zero got nothing to lose Maybe we’ll make something Me myself I got nothing to prove – Tracy Chapman, 1988 –  Lyrics to “Fast Car”       You’ve heard all the cliches, “Show us what you can do.” … “Show them what you’re...

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Take Your Game To the Next Level
Jun24

Take Your Game To the Next Level

“What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” – Arnold Palmer   In “Performing Under Pressure,” Part One the discussion was on specific techniques to help prevent “choking” under pressure along with the concept of developing “quiet confidence” to establish a foundation of composure. In Part Two, we will investigate taking our...

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Don’t Choke! – Performing Under Pressure
Jun19

Don’t Choke! – Performing Under Pressure

We see it all the time; “This could win the game, the final shot. She’s at the foul line; it’s UP! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh …rolls off the rim. Noooooooooooo! The hometown crowd groans. Game over!” We see misses or errors in every sport. In that big moment, almost every botched opportunity could be attributed to the phenomena we have all experienced. For a split second, we lose full command of our faculties. In...

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The New American Revolution
Jun16

The New American Revolution

We live in a society where the media mantra is: “BE ALL YOU CAN BE.” Yes, of course, “You’re not where you need to be yet, but WE know how to get you there.” Listen to the experts, those with credentials, the pundits.”  Join the Rat Race. Win at all costs. Be Desirous. Shop and Save; Spend, Spend, Spend, and then show off what You’ve accumulated. Become Famous and Adored. Be AMAZING! BE...

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Artful Negotiation
Jun12

Artful Negotiation

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero In Part One, The Quality of Being, Silence was in the setting of personal benefits for our inner life. Part Two will address applications and advantages of Silence to serve us when advocating for ourselves or our causes.     In the game of chess, the original placement of the pieces on the board is the strongest defensive position....

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