Mental Toughness Blog

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The Trouble With Youth Athletes Today

The Trouble With Youth Athletes Today “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before […]

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Why ‘Homerun Goals” Are How I Do Goal Setting

While I was at the gym yesterday working out, I noticed a woman who appeared to be struggling to complete her cycling exercise. I’m a regular in the gym and have never seen this woman before, so I knew a healthier lifestyle was likely a New Year’s goal for her. After stretching I made it […]

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Reconsider the Infamous Pep Talk

“Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit.” –Vince Lombardi Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi spoke these words while coaching for the Green Bay […]

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How Do I Motivate Them?

“If I keep them motivated, we’ll be fine.” “How do I motivate my athletes?” “I just have to find a way to keep my players motivated through the season.” “What motivates you guys?” These are all thoughts that run through a coach’s head, or anyone that works with athletes: “How do I motivate them?” Without […]

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Sometimes A Lion Doesn’t Eat For Days, But He Hunts Everyday

As I’m jogging toward home after a walk-off homerun in the fifth inning of a mercy rule high school softball game, I notice from a distance that my bat looks a little unusual. I cross the plate and reach down to pick up my all-time favorite, purple DeMarini to see a huge indention in the […]

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Top Mental Toughness Books of 2018 (so far)

If you are a coach or a boss, then you are paid to read. Hence, I love reading quality books and make it a priority to read the top mental toughness books that are MUCH better than mine. If you want a detailed reading list for 2018, check out this article.   Wherever I Wind […]

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Make Your Bed, and Complete the Hardest Task First

One thing that I’ve always heard from others regarding the gym or exercise is, “there’s not enough time.” Granted, everyone has a different schedule throughout the day that includes various tasks and responsibilities. Although, I know we all make time for the things that are important to us. For instance, I don’t normally do laundry […]

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The Dreadful Car Ride Home

When I was younger, or really throughout my whole athletic career both of my parents were very supportive. My dad was an athlete himself and is competitive to this today. My brother and I used to dread the car ride home from games. Mainly because our dad told us about the way we played, both […]

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I HATE The Secret to Mental Toughness

The Secret to Mental Toughness (Excerpt from NO ONE Gets There ALONE) We are as only as sick as our secrets. Here is the secret to mental toughness (And why I HATE it). If we want to KEEP our mental toughness, we HAVE to give it away. We cannot help other people WITHOUT also helping […]