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I’m BACK. And I have 5 things to tell you.

Well, everyone….after two whole years…I’m BACK. ☺ I want to take a minute and just tell you about what has happened to me and in my heart since I last wrote to you. This entry will be longer than usual because you and I, we have a lot to catch up on. Make a nice […]

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Can You See It? The Power Of Visualization

What if I told you that mental visualization alone can cause your muscles to become stronger without you ever completing a workout or leaving the comfort of your plush sofa? When I read this study in the North American Journal of Psychology, I was blown away by the findings in a study of team athletes. There […]

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Josh Kaufman: A Case Study On Knowing Your Why

“This is my last big chance. I want to do this for my family.” For those of us who watched Josh Kaufman in his journey on The Voice, we knew what he was about from the first time he stepped on stage. From a town 10 minutes away from me in Indianapolis, IN, Josh went […]

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Avoid Setbacks – Do A Duck Dive

Have you ever surfed or seen someone surf? It’s a fascinating journey to observe. A true surfer paddles her way through the waves and the currents of the ocean far enough out to be able to watch for the perfect wave to catch. But the journey out to that perfect wave isn’t typically smooth and […]

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24 Hours To a Better Perspective

Don’t do it.  I know it’s tempting.  Walk AWAY from the obsessive negativity that is baiting you. We all know that nerves and negative thoughts can plague us right before a big moment – a presentation, a performance, or even just a tough conversation.  But what about the influx of second-guessing and doubts that set […]

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Mindset Matters, Part 2: Self-Reflections of a Performer

  The following is a guest blog from internationally known pianist and composer, Elizabeth Borowsky.  She tells on herself about her own struggles with the performance mindset.  Pay special attention to the negative thoughts she identified at work on her mental state, and the thoughts she chose to replace them with!   It’s easy to preach. But to […]

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Mindset Matters, Part I: A Teacher’s Perspective

The following is a guest blog from internationally known pianist and composer, Elizabeth Borowsky.  She shares a compelling story of the impact of the mental game in her wide range of students leading up to a performance.  Learn the power of confidence and positive thinking as you read her findings below! It’s no secret that […]

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Are You Mentally Strong?

  “Success is not final.  Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill I read a great article on Lifehack.org called, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” It’s a great reminder about the choices we have in our daily attitudes.  My top 3 favorites on the list are: […]

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A Holocaust Survivor’s Tips for Successful Living

“Right then I made a vow that I am certain saved Miriam’s and my life. I swore that Miriam and I would walk out of Auschwitz alive…And we did.” –Eva Mozes Kor, Holocaust survivor In 1944, from Portz, Romania, a 10-yr-old Eva Mozes and her twin sister Miriam were ripped apart from the rest of […]

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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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