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10 Outstanding Hacks About Disney That You Can Instantly Use

Disney World opened in 1971, five years after Walt Disney passed away in 1966. At the opening, someone said ” It’s too bad he wasn’t here to see it.” A reporter who spent time with Walt Disney replied, ” He saw it before any of us ever did.” I’m a strategies and tactics hound, I […]

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Excellence in Battle: The Spartan Creed

“This is my shield. I bear it before me into battle, but it is not mine alone. It protects my brother on my left. It protects my city. I will never let my brother out of its shadow, nor my city out of its shelter. I will die with my shield before me facing the […]


What Level Will YOU Sink To?

Recently, this summer I completed a mentorship with Dr. Bell in Indianapolis and met an awesome intern through the experience, Tyler Pazik. He is currently in his last year of the Master’s program in Sport Psychology at Texas Christian University, and on his way to making a significant impact. During our time, we had countless […]

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Top 7 Mental Toughness Books of 2017 (So Far)

When No One Was Watching- Carli LLoyd I always enjoyed watching her compete for the US Women’s Soccer team. Her passion and effort was always noticeable in her play. Besides, she had one of the coolest goals of all time from mid-field, no less. This story discusses the long journey for her and her super-intense […]

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The More Valued an Athlete Feels, the More Value They Will Add

Elite teams that consistently perform at a high level exhibit a significant difference compared to their inconsistent elite counterparts: bonding. Being cohesive aids in team success. Cohesiveness is built through effective communication, shared experiences, positive interactions, related challenges, and vulnerable story telling that provides a deeper, more meaningful connection. During pre-season, in-season, post-season, and even […]

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Failing is Certain. Choose Gracefully.

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of my oldest friends. We’re two completely different people, yet we possess a number of similarities, which is probably why we’ve maintained our friendship for so long. We’ve both gone through a number of hard times, a number of struggles, and a number of failures with various […]

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Mentally Tough People Are Consistent

A few weeks ago, I was talking with a volleyball parent about my recent blog posts and she was explaining to me how valuable and informational she thought they were, but how she was having difficulty with her daughter, who is a sophomore in high school, buying in to the whole “mental game.” Briefly, I […]