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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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When Did We Stop Dancing?

She was maybe 2 years old. She was blissfully unaware that I was standing about three feet away, captivated by her delicate, curly, bouncy pigtails and her teeny pink sandaled feet. She was so caught up in the music that she was staring off into the distance, twirling her tiny jean skirt, and bouncing up […]

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Steps to a More Confident Performance – Part 2

This is the second half of the 6 easy ways to convey to your audience that you care about their experience.  These will ensure that you become more confident and the audience becomes confident in your message.  The first three tips from the previous post are Appearance, Body Language, and Eye Contact.  Here are the […]

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Steps To A More Confident Performance

No eye contact.  No smile.  No enunciation.  No professional clothing. No…. hairbrush? Have you ever been to a presentation where the person giving the talk or performance appeared not to care at all about the attitude they conveyed to the audience? It doesn’t matter how casual a person’s “brand” or message is, the audience wants […]

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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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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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