• 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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  • 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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