• 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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  • 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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