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When Opportunity Knocks…And Looks Like Bad News

This is the sixth and final installment of a series based on Carla Young’s article “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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What’s Your Excuse?

This is the fifth in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies […]

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How To Make Luck Work For You

This is the fourth in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies […]

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Why Failure is a GOOD thing

This is the third in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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How to Mentally Prepare For Any Performance

This is the second in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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What Every Person Can Learn From Winning Athletes

  In her article called, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success,” Carla Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs.  I found the article extremely interesting for those of us who are striving toward success in our lives.  The truth is, these principles […]

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Find Your Flow

All great performances have one thing in common: the performer executes the delivery from a state of being entirely in the moment, completely connected with their activity, and the rest of the world falls away. Many people have tried to quantify this quality of being present and blocking out everything but the task at hand. […]

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Going the Distance

In a triathlon, you swim, then bike, then run. In a long triathlon, you swim a LONG time, bike a LONG time, and then…run.  A LONG time.  In my first big triathlon, I had done all the physical training “right”.  I am a stickler for rules and training programs so I had done my part […]

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5 Tips for Onstage Performers

Preparing for a big speech, presentation, or onstage performance?  We all get a bit nervous when preparing for our moment in the spotlight.  Here are five ways to ease your anxiety and prepare you for your best moment onstage. Know and rehearse your material.  If you are speaking, make sure you are interested in and […]

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Which Dog Will You Feed?

There is a battle going on in every single one of us. An old Cherokee legend has it that a grandfather was teaching his grandson about life.  “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.  “It is a terrible fight and it is between two dogs. Dog 1 is evil.  He […]

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