• Harness The Power of A Winning Tennis Self Image

    Without a winning self-image, you will never have the tennis career you want. And here’s something you need to know. To harness the power of your self-image, you need to be VERY careful about the messages you send yourself. Here’s a classic example… Ever hang […]

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  • How To Re-Gain Your Tennis Confidence – When Traumatized

    Tiger Woods has even more to worry about than losing his family and sponsors. He’s also in danger of losing the unshakable confidence that was his trademark. Why?  Because confidence is not a quality. Confidence is not a character trait.  Confidence is an emotion. How To Keep […]

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  • How To Overcome Tennis Perfectionism, Stop Losing,

    And Win Ugly Losing sucks… But underperforming hurts more. Sometimes you lose because the other guy is better. Sometimes you lose because of you. Your will to win leaves you. Tennis Perfectionism: A Dangerous Mindset There are many reasons for losing your will to win, […]

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  • How To Go From Good to World Class – A Peak Performance Cautionary Tale

    Few athletes do any sports training long or hard enough to discover how good they could truly be. Most athletes are training at 60% capacity and think they are working too hard. Here’s a typical example… In 1979, Canadian speed skater Gaeton Boucher decided he […]

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  • Shocker – A True Overnight Success Story in Sports Performance

    This is a true story. 3 weeks before my first World Championship, my coach gave me a tape and said, “Just listen to it.” It was a simple visualization exercise…the kind most athletes have done in sports psychology. Every night for three weeks I visualized […]

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  • How To Get Over A Devastating Loss And Restore Your Sports Motivation

    From 2000 to 2004 (late in my athletic career), my team had to play the same powerhouse team in the finals. And for four years straight, we LOST. In 2005, we entered the finals optimistically: “It’s going to be our year!” we proclaimed. But our […]

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  • How To Deal With Crowd And Media Expectations

    “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 misery when the going gets tough. The truth? These athletes are using distractions as an excuse to wallow in fear and […]

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  • She Won Olympic Gold By DECIDING To –

    The Ultimate Mental Skill The only thing between mogul skier Jennifer Heil and the first gold medal on Canadian soil was Hannah Kearney. Heil skiied brilliantly, making Canada proud, but Kearney was just a wee bit better. Kearney’s edge? She DECIDED to win gold. “I […]

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  • A Key Reason We Choke In Sport – Mental Coaching for The Nervous Athlete

    “Lisa I had a really terrible tennis match today. We went early and had a good warmup. We also had a good game plan. We were winning 5 games to 2 and on match point I hit a smash out of bounds. Then I hit […]

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  • Accepting Yourself Unconditionally – The Cure for Low Self Esteem

    Low self esteem days are as confusing as they are frustrating. This article reveals the true cause of low self esteem and how to cure it by accepting yourself unconditionally.

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