• Performing Your Best Is Easy – Using This Radical Psychology

    If you are like most athletes, your best showings have happened when you weren’t “trying” to perform perfectly. You simply went out to play a sport you love, and magic happened. You must realize you face a dilemma every time you start an event. Your …

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  • How To Use The Law of Attraction To Win in Sport

    “My coach doesn’t believe in me.” “I got a lousy start.” “My opponent trash talked me.” These are typical reasons athletes give for their bad attitude or poor performance when the going gets tough. The truth? These athletes are using distractions as an excuse to …

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  • How To Conquer Fear in Sport – From Champion Pete Sampras

    When Pete Sampras was breaking into the winner’s circle in tennis, legend Ivan Lendl was the guy to beat. Having been whipped by Lendl six months earlier, Sampras was hungry but wary going into the 1990 US Open. After winning the first two sets, Sampras …

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  • The Green-Eyed Monster And Winning

    The Green-Eyed Monster And Winning Comparing yourself to others is NOT jealousy. Nor is it wrong. I get this question a lot from athletes who think that comparing themselves to peers – and wanting to beat them – is wrong. So I’d like to set …

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  • Steel Yourself To Be A Tough Competitor

    Steel Yourself To Be A Tough Competitor By Lisa Lane Brown In sport, you need to be a TOUGH competitor. That’s because sport is a war, complete with an enemy: your opponent. Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players ever, understood that sport is …

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  • Is There REALLY Power In Positive Thinking?

    Yesterday I interviewed Shannon Miller, the winningest female hockey coach in history. I asked her how she builds confidence in her athletes. She said: “I get to know each player and her strengths. I focus on her strengths by being really positive with her. Then …

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  • Hate Your Role On The Team? – Here’s What To Do

    One Sunday morning my office phone rang. It was Laura, a Canadian National Team ringette player competing over in Finland. Her big final game was the next day and she was so mad she could barely speak. “My coach has me playing on the 3rd …

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  • What To Do When You’re Getting Yelled At In Sport

    Hi Lisa, I don’t know if you can help me, but here goes, what should i do if i really want to practice and i am scared to practice with my dad because he yells and makes me feel bad? –Annette* Thanks for writing in …

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  • A Deadly Tennis Mindset – Focus in The NOW

    Perhaps the most deadly tennis mindset is to focus completely in the Now. I’m talking about total focus in the present moment…the kind where you drive across town, get there, and suddenly realize you can’t remember the drive. This impenetrable focus is very punishing to …

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  • Beat The Odds With Superior Tennis Concentration

    Many tennis players fail because they are big babies. Before you accuse me of being harsh, let me explain. Most players have a program in their minds about what’s supposed to happen in a tennis match — and when things don’t go their way, they …

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